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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs JAWA Forty Two comparison

Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 1.79 Lakh
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₹ 9.38 Lakh
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₹ 1.65 Lakh
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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs JAWA Forty Two Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Meteor 350 Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty Two on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Meteor 350 Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty Two – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 9.38 Lakh. On the other hand, JAWA Forty Two price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 1.65 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 1.74 Lakh for range topping model Lastly, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 starts at ₹ 1.79 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 1.94 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryRoyal Enfield Meteor 350Harley-Davidson Iron 883JAWA Forty Two
Price₹ 1.79 Lakh₹ 9.38 Lakh₹ 1.65 Lakh
ManufacturerRoyal EnfieldHarley-DavidsonJAWA
Body TypeCruiserCruiserCruiser
Mileage41.88 Km/l20.00 Km/l37.50 Km/l
Power20.20 bhpN/A27.00 bhp
Engine349.0 CC883.0 CC293.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Meteor 350 Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty Two – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 base engine returns 20 Km/l. The JAWA Forty Two base returns 38 Km/l. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 basic model, on the other hand, gives 42 Km/l.

Meteor 350 Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty Two – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the JAWA Forty Two comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 349.0 cc883.0 cc293.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 121
Max Power 20.2 bhp @ 6100 rpmN/A27 bhp @ rpm
Max Torque 27 Nm @ 4000 rpm68 Nm @ 4750 rpm28 Nm @ rpm
Valves Per Cylinder N/A44
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel InjuctionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air-Oil CooledAir CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Kick StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore N/A76.2 mmN/A
Compression N/A 9:0111:1
Emission Standard N/ABS VIBS VI
Exhaust N/ABlack exhaust headers and black mufflersTwin Exhaust
Stroke N/A 96.8 mmN/A
Bore Stroke N/AN/A76 x 65
Frame N/AN/ADouble cradle

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 15.0 L12.5 L14.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.7 LN/A
Mileage 41.88 Km/l20.00 Km/l37.50 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 183 kg256 kg170 kg
Length 2170 mm2185 mm2122 mm
Width 810 mm820 mm789 mm
Height 1120 mm1120 mm1165 mm
Wheelbase 1400 mm1515 mm1369 mm
Ground Clearance N/A140 mmN/A
Seat Height 765 mm760 mmN/A


No. Of Gears 5 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch N/AWet MultiplateN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Twin Downtube Spine FrameMild Steel,Tubular FrameDouble Cradle
Front Suspension Telescopic,41 Mm Forks,130 Mm Travel39 Mm Telescopic ForksTelescopic Hydraulic Fork
Rear Suspension Twin Tube Emulsion Shock Absorbers With 6 Step Adjustable PreloadCoil Over, Preload Dual AdjustableGas Canister - Twin Shock Hydraulic


Front Brake Type DiscDiscDisc With Floating Caliper And ABS
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDrum
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm300 mm280 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 270 mm260 mm153 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 19 inches19 inches18 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 100/90-19" -57P ,Tubeless Tyre100/90B19 57H90/90 - 18 Tubeless
Rear Tyre 140/70-17" -66P ,Tubeless Tyre150/80B16 77H120/80 - 17 Tubeless


Battery 12 Volt, 5 Ah12V, MFN/A
Headlight HalogenHalogenN/A
Tail Light LEDLEDN/A

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickcrosscross
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seatcrosscrosstick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosstick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter Type-DigitalDigital
Tripmeter Countticktickcross
Pass Lighttickticktick
Gear-Shift Timing Lightcross-cross
LCD Instrument Clustercross-cross
Advanced Electronic Riding Aids-cross-
High-performance Brembo Brake System-cross-
Power Modes-cross-
Öhlins electronic steering damper-cross-
Dual Channel ABS--cross
Passion and horsepower--tick
Power and handling--tick
Quality at the heart of design--tick
Single Channel ABS--tick
Twin Exhaust--cross

Additonal Features

Aluminium twin-spar frame-cross-
BFRC lite-cross-
Increased Brake Force. Increased Controllability. Improved Touch-cross-
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control-cross-
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)-cross-
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction)-cross-
Massive Acceleration. Civilised Character-cross-
S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)-cross-
Sporty Handling. Superb High-Speed Stability-cross-

Key Features

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