Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350

Jawa 42 and Royal Enfield Classic 350 lock horns in the 350cc cruiser category, both come carrying the classic retro charm

Jawa Motorcycles has launched the much awaited Jawa and Jawa 42 in India. Based on the Jawa Standard, the Jawa 42 is a sportier and more premium motorcycle. What’s most interesting is the pricing of this motorcycle is cheaper than the Jawa. The Jawa 42 throws a tough challenge to the widely popular Royal Enfield Classic 350.

No wonder, the Jawa models bring back the charm from an era when the two-stroke motorcycles used to roam around us and rule the roads. However, despite retaining the retro charming styling, the new Jawa comes with a very appealing stance. Also, the new Jawa models are equipped with modern technology and features. Being a sporty model, the Jawa 42 is no different.

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While the Jawa 42 has won hearts of many in India already, its job to grab a strong market share is not easy. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the strongest competitor the former one is rivalling with. Here, in this spec sheet-based comparison, let us take a close look at the Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 rivalry.

Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Pricing

The Jawa 42 is available at a price at of Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). On the other hand, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available at a price of Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Clearly, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes priced a bit lower compared to its newly arrived competitor.

Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Specifications

Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350

Jawa 42 retains its classic retro charming look, visible from every angle. The motorcycle boasts a typical gone era design that invokes the memories from childhood. Speaking about the power source, the motorcycle gets energy from a 293cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of churning out 27 bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque.

Jawa Forty Two (1)

Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes powered by a 346cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It gets carburettor, not fuel injection technology. The motorcycle gets a 5-speed gearbox. This engine is capable of pumping out 19.8 bhp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.

Royal Enfield Classic 500

Evidently, the Jawa 42 kicks out more power output than its rival, despite having a small engine. No wonder, being a sporty cruiser, the Jawa 42 offers superior performance.

Making a choice is tough:

The Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 is certainly an interesting rivalry. Both the motorcycles bear the legacy of old-age charm. They are powerful and well performing. It is really tough to choose one between them, as pricing too is almost similar.

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