Jawa Perak Bobber has launched in India recently and we compared it with a budget-friendly cruiser – The Bajaj Avenger 220
Classic Legends, the subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra, had launched the Jawa Perak Bobber in India recently. The Perak became the country’s most affordable Bobber-styled motorcycle which was showcased for the first time at the Jawa brand launch in late 2018. The Perak bobber rivals directly against the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Classic 500 and also the Bajaj Avenger 220. Here we compare the Jawa Perak Bobber against the Bajaj Avenger 220.
Jawa Perak Bobber Vs Bajaj Avenger 220: Styling Comparison
The Jawa Perak features a low slung design and floating single seat which adds a proper bobber stance to the motorcycle. The rear taillamp is integrated with the single rear seat while the other feature includes a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a bullet shell-shaped headlamp cluster with an integrated analogue instrument cluster.
The motorcycle features a considerably longer wheelbase of 1435mm compared to the Jawa 42 and the Jawa Classic motorcycles. The Perak bobber is available with a matte black paint job option with golden highlights on the fuel tank that adds some classy touch to the motorcycle.
The Bajaj Avenger received its cosmetic update last year. In terms of styling, the cruiser 220 gets a triangular-shaped headlamp finished in chrome. The headlamp now features an integrated LED DRL lamp. The engine, crankcase, exhaust, indicator housings, oil cooler shroud and knee guard, on the other hand, are finished in black.
The Bajaj Avenger Street 220 features a stepped-up seat and a black handle grab rail bar at the rear. The Street 220 also gets a shorter handlebar and black mirror and it rides on black alloy wheels while it also features a redesigned tail fender and a new taillamp.
Jawa Perak Bobber Vs Bajaj Avenger 220: Engine Comparison
|Specs||Jawa Perak||Bajaj Avenger 220|
|Engine type||single-cylinder, DOHC liquid-cooled, fuel injected motor||single-cylinder, air-cooled DTS-i engine with an oil-cooler|
|Power output||30 bhp||18.76 bhp|
|Torque Output||31 Nm||17.5 Nm|
|Gearbox||Six speed||Five speed|
The Jawa Perak Bobber is powered by a 334cc, single-cylinder, DOHC liquid-cooled, fuel injected motor. The unit paired with a six speed gearbox produces about 30 bhp of peak power and 31 Nm of peak torque. The engine is based on the 293cc mill that powers the Jawa 42 and the Jawa Classic. The perak bobber is the only motorcycle in the Jawa lineup that gets a BS-VI compliant engine.
The Bajaj Avenger Street 220 is powered by a 220cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled DTS-i engine with an oil-cooler. The unit paired with a five-speed gearbox produces about 18.76 Bhp of peak power at 8,400 rpm and 17.5 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm.
Jawa Perak Bobber Vs Bajaj Avenger 220: Suspension and brakes
The suspension duties of the Perak bobber are handled by a conventional telescopic fork at the front and preload-adjustable monoshock setup at the rear. The Perak is the only motorcycle in the Jawa lineup to feature a monoshock setup at the rear. The braking duties of the motorcycle are handled by a disc brake on both end. A dual-channel ABS is also offered as standard for the safety of the rider.
The suspension duty of the Bajaj Avenger is handled by a conventional telescopic fork at the front and twin shock absorber at the rear. The Avenger Street 220, on the other hand, depends on a 260mm disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear. A single-channel ABS is also offered as standard.
Jawa Perak Bobber Vs Bajaj Avenger 220: Price Comparison
The Jawa Perak Bobber is priced at Rs 1.94 lakh (ex-showroom). The Bajaj Avenger Street 220, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 1,05 lakh (ex-showroom).
Jawa Perak Bobber Vs Bajaj Avenger 220: Comparison verdict
The Perak offers a unique styling and is the only bobber styled motorcycle available in this price range. The Perak offers a single seat and many other impressive features including a disc brake on both end, and a dual-channel ABS for the safety of the rider.
The Perak is also powered by a bigger 334cc motor that generates more power and torque than its rival the Avenger Street 220. However, the motorcycle is almost Rs 90 thousand more expensive than the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 which is beyond the reach of many average Indian buyers.