- The Perak will get a bigger engine than the current Jawas.
- Being a bobber, it also has a different subframe and rear suspension.
- It could be India’s first BS6 compliant Jawa.
After all the hiccups along the way, Jawa is ready to launch his Perak bobber next week. So let’s see what can be expected from Jawa’s long-awaited third model:
The Perak is designed to be a bobber, so while it may look quite like the Jawa right down to the tank, things are drastically different from there. The rear suspension is similar to the “swivel cage” design of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber, and the rear shock has been neatly stowed away under the rear seat. This gives the Perak a hardtail chopper look while providing rear suspension.
The overhanging rider saddle is extremely neat and the sleek long rear fender moves up and down with the wheel, allowing it to grip the tire very closely. The rear light is tucked under the rider’s seat while the rear turn signals are mounted to the sides of the fender, giving the rear of the bike a very clean look. Jawa has also added some very classic round mirrors which look pretty cool, although we’ll have to see how functional they are once we get our hands on the bike.
While the Jawa and 42 are powered by a 293cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine, the Perak will get a 334cc mill. It is essentially the same engine as before but slightly drilled, hence the increase in displacement. Jawa mentioned that his engine is BS6 compatible, and maybe in the Perak we could see it in a BS6 compliant form for the first time. In the Perak, this motor will produce 30.4PS and 31Nm – 3PS and 3Nm more than the smaller Jawas.
The Perak’s base frame appears to use the same double cradle design as the smaller Jawas. However, as mentioned above, the rear swingarm is different and it is significantly longer than on smaller bikes. As a result, the wheelbase and overall length of the bike has increased significantly. The Perak is suspended from a conventional front fork and a rear monoshock adjustable in preload. The braking hardware is the same as that of the current dual-channel ABS Jawas, with a 280mm front disc assisted by a 240mm rear disc.
Jawa previously announced a price of Rs 1.89 lakh for the Perak, but that was about a year ago. Considering inflation as well as the cost of bringing the Perak into compliance with BS6 emission standards, we would expect a slight increase in the price of the bobber.
If the Perak doesn’t quite get your engine running, Jawa is also expected to unveil two new bikes at its launch event next week, so stay tuned to Zigwheels for more updates.