Ruturaj Gaikwad is a popular name in the Indian cricket team and has excelled in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also made his T20 international debut against Sri Lanka last year.However, few know that the 25-year-old is also a motorcycle enthusiast and the cricketer has now added a new bike to his garage – the Jawa 42 Bobber – worth ¥207,000 (ex-showroom).
Launched earlier this year, the single-seat factory-built buoy is the company’s second such product after the Jawa Perak. Gaikwad can be seen receiving his new Jawa 42 Bobber, finished in Moonstone White. The model is based on a modern iteration of the Perak with a host of upgrades including improved ergonomics, a lower floating mono seat, front pegs and new handlebars.
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The 42 Bobber also gets fatter tires, LED headlights, a new instrument panel with digital readouts and a revised suspension for better comfort and handling. Power comes from a 334 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine producing 30.2 bhp and 32.74 Nm of peak torque, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox as standard. The model comes standard with dual-channel ABS. The Jawa 42 Bobber is the most affordable factory built buoy sold in the country.
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On the work front, Ruturaj Gaikwad was last seen in India’s first ODI against South Africa in October this year. He also played for the Chennai Super Kings in the last three seasons of the IPL. Gaikwad also hit a record seven sixes in a single game in the Vijay Hazare Trophy last month.
First published date: December 17, 2022 at 14:20 PM CST