Earlier this week, Classic Legends, the company that resurrected the Jawa brand, began deliveries of the first batch of motorcycles. Soon after, the company responded to questions on social media pertaining to the official fuel efficiency of the motorcycles. In response to one such tweet, Jawa has revealed that the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India)-certified, fuel-efficiency figure for the Jawa and the Forty Two is 37.5kpl.
37.5kpl is a respectable figure for the 293cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC engine that produces 27hp and 28Nm of peak torque. However, ARAI testing is usually done in-house, in highly controlled conditions that are hard to replicate in the real world. To give you a better idea of what you can expect out in the real world, the Mahindra Mojo XT 300 that shares the same engine returned a figure of 28kpl in the city and 33.4kpl on the highway during our tests. While we can’t expect the same numbers from the Jawas which are in a very different state of tune, it does serve as a ballpark figure.
Operations at Jawa appear to be happening in full swing, with the manufacturer adhering to its previously announced deadlines. The company is delivering its motorcycles (albeit in small numbers at the moment) in order of the booking sequence that started in November. The Jawa network currently consists of 95 dealerships across 77 cities – just five short of its initial target of wanting to set up 100 operational dealerships by the third week of March.
The Jawa and the Forty Two are available in single-channel and dual-channel ABS variants. The single-channel ABS versions are priced at Rs 1.64 lakh and Rs 1.55 lakh, respectively, and the dual-channel ABS variants are priced at Rs 1.72 lakh and Rs 1.63 lakh, respectively.
2018 Jawa, Jawa Forty Two review, test ride