Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra shared a photo of the modified Jawa 42 on his Twitter. He called it the “Batbike” because of the blacked-out paint scheme. Below the modification, the motorcycle is a Jawa 42, modified by Muhammed Raihan. He has completed over 50 Jawa motorcycle projects. Typically, the modified motorcycles seen on Indian roads are Royal Enfields.
This Jawa 42 has been converted into a cafe racer. The motorcycle doesn’t need much modification as it already has a retro design. So the only things that have changed are the seat, fairing and riding ergonomics.
The seats and dash are designed in metal, and the seats are now a one-piece piece that can be stitched and has a ribbed pattern. Originally finished in the Lumos Lime paint scheme, the entire motorcycle is now finished in a gloss black paint scheme with gold and silver stripes. The rear cover has been repainted the same color as the motorcycle. Hence, it is finished in black and gold stripes. Changes have also been made to the rear fenders for a cleaner look.
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The handlebar height has been lowered to provide a cafe racer stance. The turn indicators have also been relocated, and bar-end mirrors are also available.
The engine has not changed. As such, it continued with a 293 cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine. It produces a peak torque output of 2733 PS and 27.02 Nm. It is paired to a 6-speed transmission. It’s important to note that it’s a single-cylinder engine with dual exhaust ports. Also, the cooling fins on the engine are for cosmetic purposes only since it is a liquid cooled engine.
First published date: March 28, 2023 at 12:18pm CST