Powering the Jawa 42 Bobber is the same 334cc engine found in the Perak.
Jawa has launched the 42 Bobber at a starting price of Rs 2.06 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It borrows its engine and most of its design elements from the Perak while in bringing a few visual, mechanical as well as electronic tweaks.
Powering the Jawa 42 Bobber is the same liquid-cooled, 334cc single-cylinder engine making 30.64hp and 32.64Nm of torque as the Perak. The 42 Bobber is offered in three colours: Mystic Copper (Rs 2.06 lakh), Moonstone White (Rs 2.07 lakh) and Jasper Red (Rs 2.09 lakh).
Jawa 42 Bobber: design, engine and features
The Jawa 42 Bobber combines the styling elements of the Perak bobber with the neo-retro roadster, the Jawa 42, although it looks much more like the former. The 42 Bobber stays true to its name with a low-slung, single seat look. The front fender isn’t quite as chopped as the Perak’s, but the rear looks nearly identical.
Much of the bodywork is very similar across both of Jawa’s bobbers, with major areas of difference being the fuel tanks, lighting and the exhaust exit. The engine found here is also the same liquid-cooled 334cc single-cylinder unit making 30.64hp and 32.64Nm of torque as on the Perak, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Elaborating on the differences, the 42 Bobber features knee recesses in the fuel tank, a small luggage rack on the rear fender, a new 2-way adjustable seat and a different headlight shroud and instrumentation.
Jawa claims that the suspension settings have been revised to provide better comfort to the rider and the ABS calibration has also been worked upon to provide better feel and feedback. The Jawa 42 Bobber gets LED lighting all around (its tail-lamp is different to that of the Perak) and a negative LCD display.
Jawa 42 Bobber: price and rivals
The Jawa 42 Bobber is priced between Rs 2.06 lakh-2.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) depending on the colour chosen and the top variant costs exactly the same as the Perak. Considering its unique single-seat only design, it has no rivals to speak of except its blacked-out sibling, the Jawa Perak.
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