New upcoming JAWA Forty two & Royal Enfield Classic 350 comparison

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 TwoRoyal Enfield Classic 350
TypeSingle cylinder,
liquid cooled, fuel injected
Single cylinder,
air cooled, fuel injected
Displacement293 cc346 cc
No. of cylinders11
Power26.5 PS19.3 PS
Torque27 Nm28 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:

DimensionsJawa Forty TwoRoyal Enfield Classic 350
Length2,122 mm2,160 mm
Width790 mm790 mm
Height1,165 mm1,090 mm
Wheelbase1,370 mm1,390 mm
Kerb weight170 kg195 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.

BasisJawa Forty TwoRoyal Enfield Classic 350
Front suspensionHydraulic telescopic forksHydraulic telescopic forks
Rear suspensionGas charged coil springsGas charged coil springs
Front tyre90/90-18″90/90-19″
Rear tyre120/80-17″110/90-18″
Front brake280 mm disc280 mm disc
Rear brake153 mm drum240 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.

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