The updated 2021 model year Jawa Forty Two has been officially launched. According to the company, the bike will not replace the current Jawa Forty Two and will be sold on two different basis model. The bike is also set to be launched in the Nepalese market by next month. The obvious changes in 2021 Jawa Forty Two are it's style-based, there are some handful of mechanical changes in its latest avatar and new colour added to the model.
The 293 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine now makes 27 bhp at around 6,800 rpm and 27.03 Nm at 5,000 rpm that have resulted in a small increase in power up by 0.8hp. This new Jawa has also lost a kilo in weight, now weighing 171kg and also gets a redesigned side stand, improving ergonomics and cornering clearance. According to the company, all these changes result in a marginally better performance of 2021 Jawa 42 than it's previous model.
The Jawa 42 is now available in three new colours, Orion Red, Sirius White and AllStar Black. The Jawa 42 also receives seat changes, a reset front suspension, a more consistent exhaust pitch, and a redesigned cross port flow of exhaust gases from the cylinder. The updated Jawa also gets a blacked out theme, alloy wheels with tubeles tyres. The biggest change has to be the addition of the new X-shaped headlamp grille, as well as a new flyscreen.
The updated motorcycle also gets old-school analogue instrument cluster that has been retained. According to the company, Jawa has also strengthened the chassis in strategic points and the engine now features a repositioned lambda sensor that monitors internal and external variables more efficiently to give consistent performance and cleaner emissions regardless of any road condition.
Jawa tells us that the bike will be available in the Nepalese market by next month. This new Forty Two is only available in the dual-channel ABS. The 2021 Jawa Forty-Two are available across Jawa dealerships in certain Asian market for now. Once launched in Nepal, Jawa aims to give tough competition to the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor 350, as well as the Honda H’ness CB350.