Mahindra's subsidiary, Classic Legends has officially launched the Jawa Perak Bobber in India - after making buyers wait a year since it was earlier showcased a year ago. Launched on 15th November 2019, this is particularly noteworthy as it marks the first anniversary of Jawa in India.
This much awaited Jawa Perak Bobber follows the launch of Jawa and Jawa Forty Two which were launched earlier last year. The Bobber styled motorcycle, which was launched at Rs.1.89 lakhs last year, is now priced at Rs 1.94 lakhs this year. This increased price is taking factors such as inflation and upcoming BS6 emission norms into account.
Though launched, Jawa Perak is not open for bookings. Select dealers of Jawa have the test ride bikes, like the Mumbai dealership (Global Jawa, Andheri West) in the images below. By end of Dec 2019, all Jawa dealerships will have the test ride Perak, while bookings will open from 1st Jan 2020. Deliveries will take even further to start. Jawa will start delivering Perak post 1st April 2020.
One of the first biker to test ride the new Jawa Perak is Kalpesh Dedhia, who has shared the above images on Facebook Jawa Group. He has also shared his Jawa Perak review of first test ride. As per him, "It's superb bike. Amazing pick up and in handling does not feel like 350 cc bike."
Jawa Perak borrows styling from the original Perak showcased at the 1946 Paris Motor Show during World War II. It boasts of a similar tear drop shaped fuel tank, a low slung and floating seat and chopped fenders.
Jawa Perak gets a rounded headlamp unit, bar end mirrors and handlebar so positioned to offer a more relaxed riding stance. It boasts of a striking colour combination of matte black with gold accents on tank and side panel and sits on 18" front and 17" rear wheels fitted with 90/90 and 100/80 section Pirelli tyres - while the Jawa and Jawa 42 get standard MRF tyres.
Jawa Perak gets a larger 334cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. This offers 30 PS power and 31 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox. This is 3PS and 3Nm more than the Jawa and Jawa 42 which is already on sale.
Perak is the first motorcycle to roll off Jawa production lines with a BS6 compliant engine. This is a higher capacity engine which is the result of a bigger bore on the Jawa 293cc engine while keeping the stroke length the same. In terms of mechanics, the Perak Bobber gets a longer swingarm, monoshock suspension instead of twin shock absorbers and 280mm front disc and 240mm rear disc, all offered as standard along with dual channel ABS.
With its price tag, the new Jawa Perak Bobber will be the most affordable Bobber in the country. It does not have any direct rival in its segment and hence carves a niche for itself in the motorcycle industry in the country. It could however, offer some competition to the Royal Enfield Classic 350 single seat, which was recently launched as a factory fitted option.