JAWA Forty Two Launched in Nepal, Single and Dual Channel ABS Variants

Agni MotoInc Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of Jawa Motorcycles in Nepal, introduced their first two models in Nepal. Jawa Classic and Jawa 42 made their entry in the Nepali market with great expectations. They compete with the Royal Enfield motorcycles, which are the pioneer in this bike segment in Nepal. Here, we discuss the Jawa Forty Two in detail.

Jawa Forty Two Overview

Jawa Forty Two is introduced in six colors for Single and Double Channel ABS. The Single channel variant’s price is Rs. 6,20,000, and the Double Channel Variant is priced at Rs. 6,48,000.

Jawa 42 Design

Design and Features

The Jawa 42 has rocky reliability with a fresh and modern kind of look. The finishing of the Forty Two is an iconic matte finish and impressive chrome detailing to give the bike a stylish appearance. The handling of the bike is smooth, with great acceleration and tight but reliable braking.

Jawa is a work of art as displayed by the quality of design on the Forty Two. The sleek lines and graceful curves provide a robust design that cannot compromise. The single-piece handlebar of the bike is separated from the front housing making the handle control smooth. 

There is an analog-digital instrument cluster with the headlamp equipped with halogen bulbs. The unique features of the new Jawa 42 include the oddly-shaped single-pod instrument cluster, matte-finished design with chrome details, twin-pea shooter exhausts, bulbous fuel tank, single flat seat, round indicators, and waterfall type tail light.

Engine and Performance

Jawa 42 is powered by a single-cylinder, 4-stroke FI Engine with twin exhaust. The Fuel Injected DOHC engine uses a liquid-cooled cooling system. The maximum power generated by the 293cc displacement engine is 27 bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. The flat torque curve-tuned engine provides an excellent torque in the mid-range.

Jawa 42 Engine

The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and is a BS6-compliant engine. The Jawa 42 has a wheelbase of 1369 mm and a 76 x 65 mm Bore Stroke. 

The motorcycle has a fuel tank of 13 liters capacity and a kerb weight of 170 kg. The seat is placed in a suitable position for both rider and pinion at the height of 176 mm.


  • Front Disc Brake with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dual Exhaust Setup
  • BS6 Compliant Engine
  • Single Pod Instrument Cluster
  • Single and Double Channel ABS

Brakes and Tires

On the front, the Jawa 42 has disc brakes with a floating caliper and Anti-lock Braking System, and the rear has drum braking (for the single-channel ABS variant) and 240 mm disc (for dual-channel ABS variant). 

The front disc size is 280 mm, and the rear drum is 153 mm in size. The front tire of the Jawa 42 is 90/90-18″ in size, while the rear tire is more significant than the front with 120/80-17″

The Forty Two body is made up of a Double Cradle frame with telescopic Hydraulic Fork suspension on the front and Gas Canister- twin shock hydraulic suspensions on the rear end of the motorcycle. 

Jawa 42 Specifications

Engine Type Single-cylinder, 4-stroke FI engine
Displacement 293 cc
Cooling System Liquid-Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self-start only
Max Power 27 bhp
Max Torque 28 Nm
Gearbox 6-speed Manual Transmission
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 liters
Mileage 37 km per liter
KERB Weight 170 kg
Wheel Base 1369 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Seat Height 765 mm
Suspension Front Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
Suspension Rear Gas Canister – Twin Shock Hydraulic
Brake Size Front and Rear Front Disc 280mm and Rear Drum 153 mm
Tyre Front 90/90-18-inch
Tyre Rear 120/80-17-inch
Brake Type Front Disc Brake
Brake Type Rear Drum Brake (Disc Brake in Dual Channel ABS)
Colors Nebula Blue, Comet Red, Starlight Blue, Lumos Lime, Halley’s Teal, Galactic Green

Jawa 42 Price in Nepal and Availability

The all-new Jawa 42 in Nepal is priced at Rs. 6.20 lakhs for the Single Channel ABS Variant and Rs. 6.48 lakhs for the Dual Channel ABS

Jawa 42 is currently available for booking, and a test ride can be taken visiting the Ex-Showroom in Kathmandu.

Based on the price and Specifications, the new Jawa 42 is set to compete with the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Bajaj Dominar 400 in Nepal.


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