Reports suggest that the Jawa Classic and the Jawa 42 will receive dual-channel ABS for a slight price increment by 2019
The Jawa Classic and the Jawa 42 are finally on sale in India and have taken the retro bike market by storm due to the nostalgia and the great pricing they offer. While these bikes have a retro look that pays homage to the original classics, their modern engines and new components make them reliable and suitable for daily use. However, one thing that is missed on both these bikes is ABS.
But as per a new report on the web, Classic Legends, the Mahindra-owned company that has brought the Jawa brand back to life, is planning to launch revised versions with dual-channel ABS. This will be in compliance with the new safety norms that mandate the provision of ABS on all bikes above 125cc segment from 1 April 2019.
In order to be compliant to the new safety norms, the company will introduce the important safety feature on both the Jawa bikes. This will surely help the riders by preventing brake locks under heavy braking.
As for the pricing, the revised Jawa bikes are expected to cost slightly more than the current versions. We feel that these models could be up to Rs 10,000 more expensive than the current version. At the moment, the standard model and the 42 cost Rs 1.64 lakh and Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively.
Both the new-age Jawa motorcycles are powered by a 293cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 27 bhp and a peak torque of 28Nm. This single-cylinder engine is already BS6-compliant and comes with a catalytic converter as well as a 6-speed manual transmission. The same arrangement can be found on the Jawa Perak, which has been priced at Rs 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The most expensive Jawa model, however, has a bigger 332cc motor that delivers 30 bhp and 31Nm. Deliveries of the Perak are yet to start.