Jawa Forty Two Vs Mahindra Mojo – Comparison

mahindra mojo vs jawa 42

Find out whether the Jawa Forty Two two has what it takes to compete with one of the renowned touring friendly machines the Mahindra Mojo

Jawa has recently introduced the Forty-two in India and the online bookings for this motorcycle have already commenced in the country. The Jawa Forty-two takes on some well-known rivals like Royal Enfield Classic, Thunderbird and the Mahindra Mojo.

Today we have decided to compare the recently launched Forty-two with one of its closest rivals the Mahindra Mojo. Now for your information Classic legends (who actually re-introduced the Jawa brand in India) is owned by Mahindra. So indirectly the Jawa motorcycles have some connections with Mahindra.

As a matter of fact, Classic legends have taken the Mahindra Mojo’s reliable 300 cc engine and used it as a base to build the new Jawa engines. That said, let us get straight into the comparison between the Jawa Forty Two and the Mahindra Mojo. We will be comparing both the motorcycles on the basis of their styling, specification, and prices.

jawa 42 forty two-1

Jawa Forty Two VS Mahindra Mojo Styling

The best part about the Jawa Forty Two is that it retains the classic charm, but also gets some modern touches to it. The motorcycle features circular headlamps and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank. The side panels get typical retro styling to it which was earlier seen in some old Jawa motorcycles. While the well-finished seat helps maintain the Classic styling all over the motorcycle. Both the front and rear fenders are long and look well finished.

The rear fender gets a stylish LED taillamp just  above the number plate area which looks almost the same as the unit found in the other Jawa motorcycle. The engine too gets some chrome touches while the double barrel cigar shaped exhaust is something which you won’t find in any other motorcycles of its segment except its rival the Mahindra Mojo. What is also new is the offset instrument cluster that adds quite a bit of uniqueness to the motorcycle. The motorcycle is available with a total of 6 color options.

The Mahindra Mojo, on the other hand, has been inspired by the Malaguti MR 250 concept and to be quite honest, it is definitely not the most glamorous looking motorcycle in India. Towards the front, you get two big round retro styled halogen headlamps followed by a small visor. The rest of the motorcycle looks to be exactly copied from the concept.Mahindra Mojo racing colour photo

The seats look well padded than its rival while it has a much more relaxed riding stance compared to the Jawa Forty two. Nonetheless, it gets the duel exhaust just like its rival here. While some loves the unique styling of the Mahindra Mojo the rest simply hated it for its odd proportions.

Jawa Forty Two VS Mahindra Mojo Specification

Most of you already know by now that the Jawa Forty two uses a 293 cc, Single-Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC unit which is capable of producing about 27 Bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. The motorcycle is built around a double cradle chassis and uses a 280 mm disc brakes for its front and 153 mm drum brakes for its rear.

jawa 42 forty two-4

The motorcycle has been fitted with a telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers for its front and twin shock absorbers for its rear. The Jawa Forty two weighs just 170 kilograms and has a fuel tank capacity of 14 Litres. A single channel ABS comes as standard with the motorcycle.

The Mahindra Mojo, on the other hand, uses a 295cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that churns out 27bhp at 8000rpm and 30 Nm of peak torque at 5500rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle’s engine is extremely smooth and provides enough low-end grunt.

The motorcycle uses a 320 mm front disc brake while the rear gets 240 mm disc. The Mojo uses a 43 mm upside down forks towards the front while it uses a monoshock setup for its rear. The Mojo is an ideal tourer because it gets a massive 21 Litres of a fuel tank. Surprisingly Mahindra still hasn’t offered ABS safety feature on their motorcycle yet.

Specs Jawa Forty Two Mahindra Mojo
Engine Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, EFI
Maximum Power 27 bhp 27 bhp
Maximum Torque 28 Nm 30 Nm
Gearbox 6-Speed 6-Speed
Brake Front 280 mm 320 mm
Brake Rear 153 mm 240 mm
ABS Yes (Single Channel) No

Mahindra Mojo front quater image

Jawa Forty Two VS Mahindra Mojo Prices

The Jawa Forty TwoForty Two is priced at Rs 1.55 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while the Mahindra Mojo XT variant is priced at Rs 1.91 Lakhs (ex-showroom). While the base UT 300 variant of the Mojo is priced at Rs 1.59 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

Jawa Forty Two VS Mahindra Mojo Verdict

If we compare both the motorcycles in terms of their styling, then the Jawa Forty Two will surely win more hearts than the Mahindra Mojo. The Jawa 42 gets a neo-retro classic styling to it which looks more proportionate than the Mojo. The Mojo on the other hand has been built keeping the touring purpose in mind.

If we compare both the motorcycles on the basis of their specs, then the Mojo surely stays ahead because it not only gets slightly bigger displacement but also generates more torque than its rival. However, the Jawa Forty-two’s engine has also been derived from the Mojo’s reliable unit and thus it does not stay behind either when we talk about performance figures or engine smoothness.

Jawa 42 Price, Engine, Specs, Features, Booking, Mileage, Rivals 2

If we come to a conclusion the Jawa Forty Two surely is a motorcycle meant for city rides and short tour. But when it comes to real touring the Jawa Forty two comes nowhere near to its closest rival the Mahindra Mojo. The Mojo not only offers a better suspension setup and seats for the comfort of the rider It also offers better range from its big 21 Litre fuel tank.

For those of you who prefer form over functionality can always opt for the Jawa Forty Two. But if you love to take long tours on your motorcycle then there cannot be a better option than the Mahindra Mojo.