Jawa Perak deliveries likely to begin on July 20.
Priced at Rs 1.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Powered by a 334cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 30hp and 31Nm of torque.
UPDATE: Jawa has confirmed that deliveries of the Perak will commence on July 20th. The manufacturer has also revealed that the 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine produces 30.64hp and 32.74Nm of torque,
Back in November 2018, Classic Legends resurrected the iconic Jawa moniker by showcasing three new motorcycles – the Jawa, the Forty Two and the Perak. Deliveries of the Jawa and the Forty Two eventually began to trickle out in early 2019, albeit with huge waiting periods as the company could not keep pace with demand. The Perak, however, never went on sale and after over one and a half years it seems like it’s finally about to change. We say it seems, because Jawa has not made an official announcement, but has instead put out a historical video with a few teasers throw in in that show the numbers 20, 07 and 2020 in different places where the Perak is featured.
For some history on the long delayed Perak, in November 2019, a year after the bike was first showcased, Jawa launched it in BS6-spec at Rs 1.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This was a Rs 6,000 increase over the originally announced price of Rs 1.89 lakh as the engine was now upgraded to BS6 norms. However, despite being ‘launched’, customers could not get the bike and bookings were only opened on January 1, 2020, with deliveries set to begin on April 2, 2020. This was quite a significant waiting period on its own – just like we saw with the last two Jawa models – but the onset of the pandemic only made it longer.
Putting the frustratingly long wait aside, here’s what the bike has to offer. The Jawa Perak will be powered by a BS6-compliant 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine that develops 30hp and 31Nm of torque. The Perak also uses a different subframe and suspension setup at the rear, when compared to the other two models. It employs a monoshock and features a disc brake at both ends, with dual-channel ABS as standard. Its USP, however is the bobber styling with a low and long stance. It ditches all the chrome for a matte-black treatment and features a floating seat, bar-end mirrors, chopped fenders, and stubby exhaust mufflers. For those of you wondering, no, the Perak cannot be converted to a two-seater.
The Perak is certainly a unique motorcycle for our market and, as with its buyers, we await the opportunity to get our hands on it to see what it’s like.