Jawa Dual Channel ABS launch slated for next year… will bring in the rear disc brake as well…

Jawa’s ploy of offering both the Jawa (Classic) and Forty Two with Single Channel ABS has not gone well with the media and many bikers have also registered their reservations. Taking this feedback seriously, Jawa will offer two new safety features on both of its motorcycles.

Jawa Dual Channel ABS Launch

Jawa Classic and Jawa Forty Two will get rear disc brakes each, further aided by dual-channel ABS units. The introduction is planned for June 20199.

Both Jawa & Forty Two are currently equipped with single channel ABS and rear drum..

If you are unaware, both the Jawa models that have gone on sale come without rear disc brakes at the moment and they are shod with single-channel ABS units as of now. It must be known that this does make them eligible for sale even after the 1st April 2019 deadline (which restricts sale of non-ABS motorcycles over 125cc in the domestic market).

Difference between Single & Dual Channel ABS

Single channel ABS system works only on one wheel (generally the front) and hence is not as effective as a proper dual-channel system which acts on both the wheels for seamless anti-skid and efficient braking.

Jawa’s competitors in the form of Royal Enfield Classics, Dominar 400 etc – all come with dual channel ABS systems and hence it becomes imperative for Jawa to offer them on their motorcycles.

Jawa Perak Launch
Jawa’s 3rd model Perak was showcased with rear disc & probably a dual channel ABS system

Jawa has also showcased another motorcycle called as Perak which does get a rear disc and there is a possibility that it may already be shod with a dual-channel ABS system. You can read its details here. However, it has been announced to come few months later.

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Jawa Dual Channel ABS Price

So, after the introduction of dual-channel ABS from mid-2019, both Jawa Classic and 42 will get costlier by Rs 8942 each. Here are the prices…

ModelSingle Channel ABSDual Channel ABS
Jawa ClassicRs 1.65 Lakh1.74 Lakh
Jawa Forty TwoRs 1.55 Lakh1.64 Lakh

The single-channel ABS variants will continue to be on sale. And customers who have booked one can also opt for the dual channel Jawas without affecting their booking queue. However, deliveries of the safer variant will commence only after June 2019.




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