Currently, Jawa Motorcycles are offered with a single-channel ABS setup. Classic Legends has confirmed dual-ABS setup on both the bikes will come by 2019.
At the recently concluded media drive of Jawa Motorcycles, the brand confirmed that both the bikes will soon get a dual-channel ABS setup. However, the introduction of ABS will happen around the second quarter of 2019.
Cartoq reports that many people were complaining about the lack of a rear disc brake and ABS. To which, Classic Legends confirmed that it will soon launch the updated models before the safety norms kick in.
As per Government’s upcoming safety rules, all two-wheelers with an engine capacity of more than 125cc should have ABS. The norms are set to kick in from April 2019.
Since both the motorcycles will be equipped with a dual-channel ABS, the prices will also increase. We can expect a rise of up to Rs 10,000 on the current prices. Currently, the Jawa is priced at Rs 1.64 Lakhs and Type 42 goes for Rs 1.55 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Both the motorcycles are now available in the market. However, a lot of dealerships have just started opening in India. The first one to pen was in Pune. As of now, there are 104 dealerships across India, while some of them are slated to open by March 2019.
Jawa and Type 42 use the same 293cc liquid-cooled engine, that is a heavyily reworked version of Mahindra Mojo’s engine. It produces 27 BHP and 28 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Both the motorcycles do not look different from each. While the Jawa is a Classic Retro-styled Roadster, whereas Type 42 is a modern version of it. The Jawa maintains the chrome elements, single tan seat, retro single speedometer pod, spoke wheels and the dual-exhaust shooters.
For suspension purposes, both the motorcycles use conventional telescopic forks at the front and gas-charged twin canister shocks at the back. For braking purposes, it gets a single disc brake at the front with ABS and a rear drum brake.
The third motorcycle in the lineup is the Jawa Perak. It is just a factory-custom Bobber motorcycle. The Bobber will be available by the end of 2019. It is priced at Rs 1.89 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Jawa Motorcycles compete with the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350, Mahindra Mojo and Bajaj Dominar 400. However, its primary rival includes Bullet and Classic series since the olden times.