2021 Jawa Forty Two
The 2021 Jawa Forty-Two is the first mid-life facelift for the modern classic motorcycle from Classic Legends. Touted as the Forty Two Version 2.1, the bikes comes with heavy cosmetic changes, a bunch of new and updated features, and an slightly better engine performance as well.
The new Jawa Forty-Two comes with more modern touches which include a blacked out theme, along with matching 13-spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, bar-end mirrors and some other minor cosmetic changes.
While the motorcycle is still fitted with an halogen headlamp, customers can add a flyscreen and headlight grille, which are offered as part of the optional accessories on the 2021 Jawa Forty-Two.
Classic Legends has also worked upon the seat, which gets better cushioning, and the seat is longer now. The bike also gets a redesigned seat pan.
The new Jawa Forty Two also comes with a retuned front suspension, which is bit more stiffer now, and there is also a new black cover on it to go with the theme of the motorcycle.
The motorcycle continues to come with a 293 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine now makes 27 bhp at around 6,800 rpm and 27.03 Nm at 5,000 rpm. It's mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The changes made to the bike and engine have also resulted in marginally better performance, and the company says there's a noticeable punch in the mid-range, resulting in stronger acceleration.
The Jawa Forty-Two likes corners! It turns sharply and easily and in fact, its sharp dynamics are only let down by lack of lean clearance. On the left, the side stand still scrapes tarmac when leaned over, and on the right, the bottom part of the exhaust will scrape, if you're into 'spirited' riding.
The riding position is nice, too, upright and comfortable, and the flat handlebar falls into place, offering good leverage, whether cruising along a highway, or pushing around a set of corners. The brakes are nice; the dual-channel, anti-lock braking system (ABS) works well, and offers good stopping power.
Classic Legends has launched the updated 2021 model year Jawa Forty-Two, priced at Rs. 1,83,942 (Ex-showroom). It is now available in three new colours - Orion Red, Sirius White and AllStar Black, and gets new graphics.