Classic Legends Pvt Ltd released the updated 2021 Jawa Forty Two model. The new Jawa bike features a blackout theme and 13-spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, and a few other minor cosmetic changes. The Jawa 42 is now available in three new colors, Orion Red, Sirius White, and AllStar Black. A classic grey sports bar now spans the length of the motorcycle and has redesigned body graphics. Besides the black appearance and new colors, the motorcycle also receives seat changes, a redesigned front suspension, a tighter exhaust tone, and a redesigned exhaust gas flow from the cylinder.
New Jawa Forty Two: Design
The most important difference is that the new Jawa has alloy wheels, and not the wire wheels, like on the old bike. These black wheels accept tubeless tyres and will be available as accessories for Classic Jawa customers and older Forty Two owners.
The overall design of the Jawa 42 hasn’t received any major changes, but components such as the front and rear suspension, and inlays around the headlamp and exhaust have scrapped their chrome finish for a dark look. There are new pin lines on the steering wheel as well as a thick racing stripe over the fuel tank. The bike also features new handlebar end mirrors as standard equipment, with a headlamp grille, small fly screen, and rear metal available as accessories.
New Jawa Forty Two: the engine and chassis
Jawa says it has strengthened the chassis at strategic points and has also modified the preload on the front suspension. This new Jawa 42 has also lost a kilogram of weight, and now it weighs 171 kg. This was accomplished by removing the old catalytic converter from the bottom of the bike. Now, there are two smaller pieces located where the exhaust pipes exit the engine.
There were also some changes inside the engine that led to a slight increase in power – an increase of 0.8 hp. Its maximum power is now 27.3 hp and 27 Nm of torque.
New Jawa Forty Two: Price
Jawa tells us that all the mechanical and feature-based transformations you see on this bike will soon be available in the regular Forty Two and Jawa Classic. The new Jawa Forty Two is only available in a two-channel ABS variant and costs Rs 1.84 lakh (Ex-showroom).