Jawa made its iconic return to the Indian market last year with three new models – the Jawa, the Jawa Forty Two and the Jawa Perak. Jawa had earlier announced that the Perak will be priced at Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-showroom), however, we expect the final asking price to go up due to factors such as inflation and the upcoming emission norms.
Unlike the two models, that Jawa currently sells, the Perak features a bobber style that calls for a longer swingarm and monoshock at the rear unlike the twin-suspension in the current models. Additionally, the Bobber will be placed at the top-rung of company’s portfolio. Hence, you can expect a disc brake setup at the rear that will replace the drum unit as seen on the Classic and 42.
The Perak will be powered by a bigger 334cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor, which belts out 30.4PS and 31Nm of torque—3PS and 3Nm more than the Jawa and the Forty Two. The engine will be mated to a six-speed transmission. The bookings can be expected to commence soon after the bike is unveiled on November 15 this year. Expect bookings to commence sometime after the launch so that the bike maker gets time to manufacture the motorcycles. Jawa has ramped up production at its Pithampur facility so we expect the delivery process to be a bit smoother compared to the other bikes, wherein customers had to wait for more than nine months to get their hands on the bike. However, the waiting period in some cities has reduced to 7-9 months.