JawaYezdi motorcycles, formerly known as Classic Legends, has launched the updated Jawa 42 for 2023, featuring a number of improvements to its engine and additional features. In this article, we will take a closer look at what has changed with the motorcycle.
Engine Updates on the Jawa 42
While the engine displacement of the Jawa 42 remains at 294.72cc, Jawa Yezdi has made some significant changes to the engine. The throttle body and exhaust ports have been enlarged, and the fueling of the motor has been remapped, making the bike more rideable and increasing performance. Although Jawa Yezdi has not released new performance figures, it is not expected to be a significant improvement over the previous iteration, which produced 26.95bhp and 26.84Nm. Internal changes have also been made to reduce the NVH levels.
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Additional Features on the 2023 Jawa 42
The 2023 Jawa 42 now comes equipped with an assist and slipper clutch, making it easier to ride in the city. The clutch action is lighter, and the six-speed gearbox is more user-friendly. The digital instrument cluster has also been tweaked, and hazard lights are now standard. Jawa Yezdi has also redesigned the muffler to produce a different exhaust note.
Hardware on the Jawa 42
The 2023 Jawa 42 retains its double cradle frame and 18-17-inch alloy wheel combination. The suspension is handled by telescopic forks at the front and gas-charged dual springs at the rear. Braking duties are taken care of by a 280mm disc at the front and a 153mm disc at the rear. The fuel tank capacity remains at 13.2 litres, and the kerb weight is 182kg.
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Pricing and Rivals of the 2023 Jawa 42
The 2023 Jawa 42 is available in three colours – Orion Red and Sirius Black priced at Rs 1,96,142, and Allstar Black priced at Rs 1,97,142 (ex-showroom, Delhi). It faces competition from the likes of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Honda Hness CB350, and Benelli Imperiale.
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