Upcoming Jawa Forty Two may either be a complete replacement or it could simply be another model in the lineup. We list the differences…
Jawa currently sells three motorcycles in India – the standard model, Forty Two and the latest Perak bobber. In a latest update, a mysterious test mule of Forty Two has been snapped testing on the roads.
The spied model is wearing few changes – most prominent of them are the alloy wheels and that blacked-out color theme. Usage of alloys may suggest that it may be running on tubeless tyres. Alloys means that the model has ditched wire spoke wheels of the current version. Other points to note are those sportier grab rails at the rear along with that tiny front visor.
This spied model gives the Forty Two a roadster-like, sportier styling. Now the question is – are we looking at an additional sub-model of Forty Two which may be marketed under a (slightly) different prefix or is this the replacement of the existing model?
While we are yet to ascertain this, it is a given that something on this front is on the cards and it will be based on the same engine and platform. Forty Two, currently, is sold with single and dual channel ABS versions at prices of Rs 1.65 Lakh and 1.74 Lakh respectively.
I believe a roadser Forty Two along with the classic Jawa (and obviously the Perak) will be a nice fit in the portfolio. That means that I am hoping for this to be a replacement for the current Forty Two.
Since this appears to be a near-complete product, we expect to hear about its launch plans soon.
Source – Autocar