Jawa has updated their Forty Two and is priced at Rs 1.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2021 Forty Two has received some minor tweaks since it was last updated post the BS6 regulations and will still be sold alongside the Jawa portfolio which consist of – The Jawa, the Forty Two and the Perak.
While there aren’t any significant design changes, there are some components that are revamped such as the chrome trim around the headlight and chrome exhaust are now painted black. A black 13-inch alloy wheel replaces the wire-spoke wheels. A grey pinstripe with the number ‘42’ tripe runs across the fuel tank and the wheels of the 2021 Forty Two. It also features new bar-end mirrors as standard equipment, with a headlamp grille, small fly screen and rear metal available as accessories. Existing Forty Two owners can head to the Jawa dealerships to purchase the black alloys as an accessory for their existing motorcycle. The 2021 Jawa Forty Two comes in three new pain options – Orion Red, Sirius White and AllStar Black.
The 293cc liquid-cooled engine in the 2021 Forty Two produces 27bhp and 27Nm of torque which is the same as the current generation sold alongside. The exhaust note is throatier and even more alluring, the seat cushioning is increased for additional comfort too. The suspension & frame set-up has been re-tuned to result in better ground clearance and also contribute to the already superlative ride and handling characteristics of the 2021 Forty Two.
At the launch Mr. Ashish Singh Joshi, CEO – Classic Legends said, “Last year saw us coming up with the BS6 versions. We didn’t stop at that and outdid ourselves with even bettering the performance and feel of our motorcycles, calling it the 2.1. The technological updates will be available throughout the Jawa and forty two range and the customers will have the option of choosing the new accessories as well.”
The 2021 Jawa Forty Two continues to compete against the other 300-350cc motor cycles available such as the recently launched Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and the Honda H’ness CB 350 both which have a higher displacement compared to the Forty Two but produce nearly 7bhp lesser power than the Jawa’s 27bhp.
Read our review on the RE Meteor 350 here.