Spec Comparo: Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Jawa Perak
Jawa launched the Perak in India at an ex-showroom cost of Rs 1.94 lakh ex-showroom which makes it the most affordable Bobber in the country today. Soon enough, Royal Enfield followed with a new 'Make Your Own' campaign that allows its customers to accessorise the Classic 350 while keeping the warranty safeguarded. To suit more in line as a lifestyle product, the Classic 350 can be had as a single-seat motorcycle under the 'Make Your Own' campaign which only highlights the rivalry between the two. That said, before we get our hands on the two for a comparative review, here is a specification comparison of the Jawa Perak and the Classic 350.
Engine and drivetrain
The Classic 350 has the upper hand here with a single-cylinder displacing 346cc. The engine uses air-cooling for heat management. On the flip side, the Perak has 334cc of displacement but gets liquid-cooling for heat dissipation. Between the two, the Perak is a BSVI compliant motorcycle while the Classic 350 still complies with the BSIV norms. The Classic gets a 5-speed gearbox while the Perak benefits from the sixth cog (6-speed gearbox).
Thanks to its revised engine, the Perak has a higher power rating of 30PS and 31Nm of torque than the Jawa and the Forty Two. The Classic 350 still retains the same specification as before and the power is rated at 19.8PS and 28Nm of torque.
Conventional telescopic forks in the front do duty in both the motorcycles. Both these motorcycles have disc brakes on either end. The Classic 350 gets an optional dual-channel ABS while the Perak has the same on offer as standard equipment. The Classic 350 gets the dual-shock absorber in the rear while the Perak has a monoshock in the rear. The Perak gets a wider set of tyres with 110mm section in front and a 140mm section in the rear. The Jawa Perak tips the scale at 179kg while the Royal Enfield Classic 350 weighs 194kg.
The Perak has been launched at Rs 1.94 lakh ex-showroom. The bookings for the new Bobber will commence from January 1, 2020, and the deliveries will commence from April 2, 2020. On the other hand, the cost for the Classic 350 single-channel ABS is Rs 1.47 lakh while the dual-channel ABS variant retails at Rs 1.53 lakh.