Royal Enfield one of the famous and oldest classic motorcycle brand. It was originally a British motorcycle brand which is produced in India now. This oldest motorcycle brand is still manufacturing for more than 75 years from now. The Royal Enfield bikes has always been a popular choice in Nepal and a wide range of models are also available in Nepal. Now the most famous Royal Enfield gets its direct competitor in Nepal : JAWA Motorcycles.
JAWA Motorcycles were once a iconic Czech model which discontinued its production due to low sales and was backed jointly by Classic Legends Pvt. ltd & Mahindra Group. This company is heading start into the Nepalese auto market and is already calling out for authorized dealers.
Jawa and Royal Enfield are only two companies which sells these classic retro roadster motorcycle. Jawa had recently introduced Jawa Perak, Jawa Forty two and Jawa Jawa and among them two model will be offered in Nepal. Where as Royal Enfield is offering Royal Enfield Bullet 350, Royal Enfield Bullet 500, Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic, Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey, Royal Enfield 500 Classic, Royal Enfield Thunderbird X 350, Royal Enfield Thunderbird X 500, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Royal Enfield Himalayan (Sleet Edition), Royal Enfield Continental GT in Nepalese market.
Among all the Jawa Forty two takes on its competition directly with the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Lets comparing both these.
Interms of Engine specifications both these bikes have totally different engine options:
|Petrol engine||Jawa Forty Two||Royal Enfield Classic 350|
liquid cooled, fuel injected
|Single cylinder, |
air cooled, fuel injected
|Displacement||293 cc||346 cc|
|No. of cylinders||1||1|
|Power||26.5 PS||19.3 PS|
|Torque||27 Nm||28 Nm|
The Jawa Forty two despite having a smaller engine compared to Classic 350 offers more power output. However, the 28 Nm of torque output of the Classic 350 is marginally more than 27 Nm of peak torque output of Forty Two.
Dimensionally both of these bike measures:
|Dimensions||Jawa Forty Two||Royal Enfield Classic 350|
|Length||2,122 mm||2,160 mm|
|Width||790 mm||790 mm|
|Height||1,165 mm||1,090 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,370 mm||1,390 mm|
|Kerb weight||170 kg||195 kg|
Royal Enfield is comparatively longer but holds same wide in comparison to Jawa Forty Two.
The suspension setup of both the Jawa Forty Two as well as Royal Enfield Classic 350 are quite similar. However, the front and rear wheel of the Forty Two are comparatively smaller than of the Classic 350.
|Basis||Jawa Forty Two||Royal Enfield Classic 350|
|Front suspension||Hydraulic telescopic forks||Hydraulic telescopic forks|
|Rear suspension||Gas charged coil springs||Gas charged coil springs|
|Front brake||280 mm disc||280 mm disc|
|Rear brake||153 mm drum||240 mm disc|
The overall designs shares retro theme the Jawa Forty Two comes is offered with an unique design bits like an offset mounted instrument console. Both the motorcycles get simple rounded front and rear fenders and curvaceous fuel tanks. The Jawa Forty Two gets twin exhausts where there is only one in the Royal Enfield Classic 350.