The waiting period of Jawa models increased to 7 months; the company commenced delivery for customers since March 30
Jawa officially entered the Indian market on November 15, 2018 and the company launched two new models – Jawa 42 and Jawa Classic. The online bookings of both models commenced from the launch date till December 25. But the company didn’t commence delivery until they reached 100 dealerships across India.
The first bike was delivered on March 30th and even though dealerships across the country accept bookings, initially they will clear the backlog of online bookings. Now the waiting period for both Jawa 42 and Jawa Class extends to more than 7 months and it is likely to increase in coming months.
According to earlier reports, both Jawa 42 and Jawa Classic are sold out till September. Because of the overwhelming response for both these models, the company decided to delay the launch of Perak. During the end of December, Jawa also introduced dual-channel ABS and rear-disc brake option for the 42 and Jawa Classic models.
Then the company gave the option for customers who have booked the regular models to switch their booking to a new dual-channel ABS variant as braking was one of the weak points. The price difference between both models is Rs. 8,942 and the delivery of rear disc and dual-channel ABS model will only commence after June 2019.
The dealership of Jawa follows the retro-design theme and the company is also focusing on accessories like Royal Enfield as it is a big part of the business. The 42 and Jawa Classic are powered by same 293 cc single cylinder fuel injected engine producing 27 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque.
This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the engineers have focused on mid-range performance. The exhaust note of these models is similar to the old Jawa models. According to ARAI, both Jawa 42 and Jawa Classic models return 37.5 Km/l. The 42 is priced at Rs. 1.55 lakh and the Jawa Classic at Rs. 1.64 lakh (Ex-Showroom).