The Jawa Perak, India’s most affordable Bobber-styled motorcycle, combines retro styling with modern technology
Classic Legends, Mahindra’s subsidiary, has launched a stunning newmodel – the Jawa Perak, which has undoubtedly been the most anticipated motorcycle of 2020. This classic motorcycle harks back to the past, yet is certainly modern with its signature bobber fenders and BSVI-compliant machine.
“When we set out to build the Perak, the goal was simple – to create a motorcycle with the right blend of exclusivity, individuality and performance, with a hint of the sinister and dark,” says AnupamThareja, co-founder, Classic Legends Ltd.
The motorcycle comes with a BS6-compliant 334cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke and DOHC engine. The engine produces 30 bhp of peak power, 31 Nm of peak torque and has a six-speed transmission.Other features include signature bobbed fenders, chopped twin exhaust and a floating seat embodying a stealthy, night creature. The Perak is priced at Rs1,94,000 ex-showroom, New Delhi.
“The Perak product team spent their lockdown time fruitfully, meticulously fine- tuning the engine to crank up the torque by nearly 2 Nm from its earlier 31 Nm. This allows for better pulling performance from both standstill and during rolling acceleration. Coupled with the new cross-port engine technology, the machine delivers a thrilling performance but remains compliant with BSVI regulations. The six-speed transmission puts the power on the tarmac where it belongs, its ratios optimised to offer a great riding experience through the gears,” Thareja added.
The chassis of Jawa Perak has been completely reworked. It has an all-new swingarm and is engineered to offer the optimum transverse, longitudinal and torsional rigidity. The frame and swingarm stiffness have been fine-tuned to offer a linear feel aiding stability over straight tracks and poise along winding roads. This plays a significant role in improving handling. “We’re proud of our creation,” says Thareja.
Perak’s digital marketing campaign reached 12 million people with 1.8 million individuals engaging with it. Deliveries began mid-July across India and the beast is available for test rides and bookings at all Jawa dealerships across India.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a comprehensive standard operating procedure has been put in place across all sales outlets and dealerships to ensure the safety of employees, customers and visitors. Each showroom comprises trained teams that are equipped to follow social distancing norms and hygiene andsanitation protocols for a worry-free purchase experience.
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