Jawa has just launched its third and last of the three models it showcased last year – the Perak – at Rs 195,000h (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Perak was first showcased, exactly a year ago, with a Rs 189,000 lakh price tag and the near-Rs 6,000 increase is likely a result of the engine being upgraded to meet the new BS VI emission norms.
Jawa will begin to accept bookings for the Perak on January 1, 2020. However, the bike maker has revealed that deliveries for the motorcycle will begin much later, on April 2, 2020. This is quite a significant waiting period – just like with the last two Jawa models.
The Perak looks very different from its siblings. It's got a low and long stance, and its bobber styling cues look impressive. The bike also gives up all the chrome for a matte-black treatment. The Perak is a single-seater and features a different toolbox design. The bobber-like styling elements include a floating seat, bar-end mirrors, chopped fenders, and stubby exhaust mufflers.
The Jawa Perak bobber is powered by a BS VI-compliant 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which develops 30hp and 31Nm of torque. At this capacity, the Perak's engine is slightly larger than that of the Jawa and the Forty Two. This increased capacity is a result of a larger bore, with the stroke remaining unchanged. In comparison, the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two make 27hp and 28Nm of torque. The Perak also has a different subframe-and-suspension setup at the rear. The bike employs a monoshock and features a disc brake at either end with dual-channel ABS as standard.
L-R- Boman Irani, co-founder and director,Classic Legends; Anupam Thareja,co-founder and director,Classic Legends; Ashish Singh Joshi, CEO, Classic Legends and Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group, at the launch of new Jawa Perak, in Mumbai.
Speaking at the Perak's launch, Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group said, "Last year we had the rare opportunity to resurrect an iconic brand. Jawa represented the desire and yearning in all of us for freedom and adventure. It’s been a deeply fulfilling year, stirring a thousand memories of fans who grew up with Jawa and innumerable stories of new owners who will grow up along them!”
Anupam Thareja, co-founder and director, Classic Legends, said, “It was a proud moment for me and my team when we launched Jawa this day, last year. From being sold out in a span of weeks and expanding our dealership base in record time to launching the Forever Heroes and Jawa Nomads program, it has been a tremendous year for us. However, we have just scratched the surface and rearing to go with more new products and offerings. The opportunity to resurrect Jawa also came with its own set of challenges and we thank the community and our customers for keeping their faith enabling us to reach greater heights with our products and outreach programs.”
Boman Irani,co-founder and director, Classic Legends, said, ‘It was always a dream for my family to see Jawa grow as a responsible brand and the #RideToGiveBack initiative is a redemption of that sentiment. The Jawa also has the distinction of bringing me back to the saddle of a motorcycle after a long time. The last one year has been thoroughly enjoyable astride a Jawa for me as well as the community.”
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