2021 Jawa Forty-Two: Top 5 Changes

The Jawa Forty-Two gets updated for 2021, and gets blacked out engine and wheels, along with some other changes. Here’s a look at the major changes.

The 2021 Jawa Forty-Two gets small, but significant changes
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The 2021 Jawa Forty-Two gets small, but significant changes

Jawa Motorcycles has introduced the 2021 Jawa Forty-Two, calling it the Jawa 2.1, introducing a number of updates, apparently done keeping in mind customer feedback. The latest Jawa Forty-Two features a blacked out theme, alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres, and is available in three new colours. Priced at ₹ 1,83,942 (Ex-showroom), the changes in the 2021 Jawa 42 will be carried over to the Jawa Classic as well. Here’s a look at the top 5 things that have changed on the updated Jawa Forty-Two.

Also Read: 2021 Jawa Forty-Two Review


The 2021 Jawa Forty-Two gets small but noteworthy updates, including new alloy wheels with tubeless tyres

Also Read: 2021 Jawa Forty-Two Launched At ₹ 1.84 Lakh

Re-Designed Cross Port Exhaust Flow

Mechanically, there are no major changes, but the cross-port flow of exhaust gases has been re-designed, which is said to result in better flow of charge and exhaust gases, and translates to better power and torque output. The engine now features a repositioned lambda sensor that monitors internal and external variables more efficiently to give consistent performance and cleaner emissions regardless of any road condition.



A cross section of the engine head shows the re-designed cross-port flow

The changes have also resulted in marginally better performance, and the company says there’s a noticeable punch in the mid-range, resulting in stronger acceleration. The 293 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine now makes 27 bhp at around 6,800 rpm and 27.03 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The exhaust note has been changed for a throatier sound as well.


A grey sport stripe runs along the length of the updated Jawa Forty-Two, giving it cosmetic appeal

New Colours & Graphics

The 2021 Jawa 42 features three new colours, Orion Red, Sirius White and AllStar Black. A grey classic sport stripe now runs along the length of the motorcycle, and it also gets re-designed body graphics. The overall silhouette is similar, but the most visible change is the blacked-out treatment that runs across the mechanical parts of the bike.


New alloy wheels with tubeless tyres and blacked out theme, including the exhausts

New Allow Wheels

The Forty-Two now gets 13-spoke alloy wheels, and are shod with tubeless tyres, a departure from the chrome-laden outgoing model, with wire spoked wheels and tubed tyres.


The seat has a longer seat pan, and the cushioning has been changed to make it more comfortable

Re-Designed Seat, Side-Stand

The seat pan has been redesigned, and the seat cushioning is new as well, to provide better comfort and more room. Overall, the seat length has increased marginally. The design of the side stand has also been changed, apparently to aid in cornering clearance; the earlier side stand used to scrape easily when taking corners.


Re-tuned front suspension is stiffer to aid in better ground clearance while going over rough terrain

Re-tuned Suspension

The front suspension has been re-tuned to make it stiffer and offer better ground clearance while going over broken terrain, as well as improve ride and handling. We have ridden the 2021 Jawa Forty-Two and our detailed ride experience has been detailed in our review of what the updated bike feels like.


Also Read: 2021 Jawa Forty-Two Review

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