Royal Enfield 350 Vs Jawa 42. Which is better?

Royal Enfield 350 VS Jawa 42

Here, we will be comparing two of the most popular cruiser bikes in Royal Enfield 350 and Jawa 42. We will be comparing these two bikes in terms of their engine, performance, fuel efficiency and other various factors. Lets not waste any time and compare Royal Enfield 350 and Jawa 42.

Royal Enfield 350 powers on a 346 cc single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled, fuel injected engine. In the other hand, Jawa 42 has a 293 cc single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine. The engine from Royal Enfield produces a maximum power of 20.07 PS at 5,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 4,000 rpm. In contrast, the Jawa bike produces a max power of 26.51 PS and a torque of 27.05 Nm. They have a fuel capacity of 13.5 and 14 litres which gives a mileage of 37 and 37.5 kmpl respectively. In addition, both the bike come with single channel ABS and a disc brake on the front wheel. However, Royal Enfield comes with a 5 speed manual transmission while the later has a 6 speed manual transmission.

Here is the comparison between two of the popular cruiser bikes.

Specifications of Royal Enfield 350 and Jawa 42

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield 350Jawa 42
EngineSingle cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled fuel injectionSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Displacement346 cc293 cc
No. of Cylinders11
Cooling SystemAir-cooledLiquid-cooled
Max Power (PS@rpm)20.07 PS at 5,250 rpm26.51 PS
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)28 Nm at 4,000 rpm27.05 Nm
Emission TypeBS6BS6
Transmission5 speed manual6 speed manual
Braking SystemSingle Channel ABSSingle Channel ABS
Front Brake280 mm disc280 mm disc
Rear BrakeDrumDrum
Fuel Capacity13.5 litres14 litres
Mileage 37 kmpl37.5 kmpl
Kerb Weight195 kg172 kg
Seat Height800 mm765 mm
Ground Clearance135 mmN/A
Body TypeCruiserCruiser
Start TypeKick startElectric start
Tyre TypeTubedTubed
ConsoleAnalog and DigitalAnalog
Wheels TypeAlloy WheelsSpoke Wheels
PriceNrs. 5,15,000Nrs. 5,00,000 (Estimated)

The tables above gives the information about all the major specifications of the both bikes. The Royal Enfield 350 is one of the most loved cruiser bikes in Nepal and is available at Nrs. 5,15,500. However, Jawa 42 is yet to be launched in Nepali market. Upon release, the cost of the bike is estimated to be around Nrs. 5,00,000. While both the are bikes are direct competitors of one another, both of them has their own pros and cons. Therefore, it comes to personal preferences while choosing on of these cruiser bikes.

Also Read: Updated Bike Price in Nepal