Royal Enfield launched 2 new motorcycles while the iconic brand Jawa introduced 3 new motorcycles this week
This week have been an eventful week for the Indian motorcycle enthusiast because we not only saw one or two but the launch of 5 new motorcycles from some of the most renowned brands of the Indian motorcycle market. First Royal Enfield has launched two of their flagship motorcycles in India this week.
The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are the most powerful motorcycles that RE has ever launched in India and these were also priced well within the budget which raised more interest amongst the buyers. The second big event which took place was the re-entry of one of the oldest motorcycle brand Jawa.
That’s right the iconic Jawa brand is back in India with the help of Classic Legends and Mahindra. Jawa is here to take on the Indian market with two new retro motorcycles while they also have plans to introduce another new Motorcycle which they showcased at the launch event itself. So without wasting any more time let us get straight into the details of the five new motorcycles launched in the last few days
1. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Price: Rs. 2.50 Lakhs onward (ex-showroom)
Let us first talk about the Interceptor 650 which is one-half of the RE 650 twins. Both the 650 twins are powered by a completely new 648 cc air/oil cooled parallel twin engine which produces enough grunt to put a smile on the face of the rider. The new engine produces about 47 Ps of peak power and 52 Nm of torque and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Both the 650 twins get a slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS as standard.
All of you must be well aware by now that the Interceptor 650 styling has been inspired from the old Interceptor from the 60’s era. The motorcycle has been designed to cover plenty of kilometres without getting tired and this is also the more comfortable motorcycle amongst the duo. It gets wide raised handlebars, well-cushioned seats, and perfectly positioned foot pegs which will keep the rider while he or she is covering long distances.
2. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Price: Rs. 2.65 Lakhs onward (ex-showroom)
The Continental GT 650 will somehow remind you of the older Continental GT 535 which now has been discontinued here in India. The Continental GT 650 will attract those who love an aggressive riding position and rides for a shorter distance. The clip-on handlebars, the elongated fuel tank, the single rider seat, and the rear cowl at the back looks good on the motorcycle.
It also gets a smaller 12.7 Litre fuel tank compared to the Interceptor’s 13.8 Litre tank. The rest of the motorcycle shares almost every other part with the Interceptor 650 including the engine, chassis, and the brakes.
3. The Jawa
Price: Rs. 1.65 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
This is the first motorcycle which was introduced by Jawa at the launch event. This retro looking motorcycle pays homage to the Classic Jawa 32 motorcycle which was an icon back in its days. The Jawa has a complete retro styling to it. Simple and elegant is what defines the motorcycle. The Jawa gets lots of chrome as you would have expected and retains the old head with the halogen headlamps and round analogue instrument cluster.
The motorcycle also retains the same twin barrel cigar shaped exhausts which too has lots of chrome in it. The saddle looks slightly different though from the older motorcycle, however, it gets more padded seats which is actually good for the rider.
Powering the motorcycle is a brand new 293 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which produces about 27 Bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets a single disc towards the front with a single channel ABS for the safety of the rider while the rear wheels get 153 mm drum brakes.
4. Jawa Forty Two
Price: Rs. 1.55 Lakhs (Ex-showroom)
Jawa introduced the Forty-two at the same event and its styling looked much more modern than the other Jawa. The motorcycle also carried retro styling theme but there were also plenty of modern elements to it including a slightly different looking headlamps, offset instrument cluster, blacked out wider handlebars with the Jawa name engraved on it etc.
Just like the retro looking Jawa the Forty two is also powered by the same 293 cc engine which produces the same amount of power and torque figures. The best thing about these motorcycles is that they are lighter by almost 22 Kilograms than their closest rivals RE and also generates more power at the same time. Both the Jawa and the Jawa 42 gets a disc brake towards the front and a single Channel ABS as standard while the rear wheels get drum brakes.
5. Jawa Perak
Price: Rs. 1.89 Lakhs (Ex-showroom)
The Perak too was showcased at the launch event and although Jawa has revealed the price of the motorcycle it will only launch towards early 2019. The Perak is a factory custom Bobber which not only gets a custom paint finish but a custom single saddle and exhaust as well.
It is also powered by a slightly higher capacity 334 cc unit which promises to produce around 30 Ps of peak power and 31 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Perak also happens to be the most loaded motorcycle in the Jawa lineup because it gets a rear disc brake along with a dual channel ABS setup as well. We will definitely update you with more details as soon as the motorcycle is launched in India next year.