Bobbers are always been a more than a style statement motorcycles. They were produced to connect the rider with the bike not technological but by the soul. They were always been simple and raw. Now, these statements have really influenced by the bike we will be covering in the blog. As you have already guessed it by the title, the bike is, of course, the Jawa Perak.
The design of the Jawa Perak is just so different from the other motorcycles. As an Indian, all of us has barely seen the kind of motorcycle. The bike was showcased as a concept, a year before during the unveiling of the Jawa 42 and Jawa Classic. The production bike is like almost 95 percent to the concept, and we truly hats off the Jawa team to have this kind of success. For those who loved the concept model, will surely fall in love with the production model.
The bike gets a traditional-looking round headlamp unit. The bikes come equipped with the spoke wheels and not the alloy wheels, well it is ‘love it or hate it’ and subjective. The only modern-looking element you can see is the LED taillamps. Further to enhance the design it comes with the full dark theme. It is only offered in only one colour option and this could be disappointing for some individuals.
The Jawa Perak gets the higher engine capacity than the Jawa 42 and Jawa Classic. It gets 334 cc engine when compared with 293 cc Jawa 42 and Classic engine. The Perak gets BS6 compliant engine as well, ahead of its siblings. The engine is a scaled-up version of the 293 cc engine to have more power output. The engine churns around 30 bhp max power compared to the 27 bhp of the Jawa 42. The peak torque is around 31 Nm higher than other Jawa bikes at 28 Nm. The bike comes mated with the 6-speed gearbox.
The braking duty of the bike is managed by 240 mm disc at the rear a larger 280 mm disc at the front. Further to enhance braking, it gets dual-channel ABS as a standard. The bike also gets 140 section rear tyre, which further enhances the ride quality and aesthetics. The suspension duty is managed by upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a gas-charged spring mono-shock at the rear. The seat height is quite low at 750 mm, so it is easily accessible by shorter riders as well. The tank capacity is at 14 litres, so you get a pretty long range on the full tank.
Speedo console is an analogue unit with the weird reverse layout, it is kind of hard to understand at first glance.
The pricing of the Jawa Perak is very attractive. It is priced at Rs 1.94 lakhs(ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is by far the cheapest bobber you could buy today in India. The only closer rival we could think of is the RE Classic 500.