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Old 15th January 2019, 08:11   #556
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How much distance did you do the TD; what kind of roads and speeds did you try? How's the suspension over bad roads? What's the acceleration like? What's the handling like? How does it fare to it's obvious comparison options, the RE 350/500? Need more deets
I test rode the vehicle for around 30 minutes and would have covered a distance of 10-12 km in city traffic with my wife as pillion rider. Acceleration especially in first gear reminded us of Nexon diesel sports mode 1st gear pickup (which I find it difficult to control in city) and would take some time getting used to. Jawa 42 test ride bike at showroom had already met with an accident with a car reportedly and was parked for display though I am not sure of the exact reason. Tested the suspension on speed breakers and a few potholes and felt they have nailed it though it is a bit on the harder side (maybe the hard seat adds to such conclusion). I did hit a maximum speed of 80 KMPH and the vibrations were practically nil (was checking the mirrors/footrest to find any vis-a-vis RE). My foot happened to touch the engine and it understandably (last person to test ride it late in the evening) was hot but not to the extent we should worry. 20 kgs lesser weight does tilt the favour in handling capabilities even though taking U turns is not as easy as in a Pulsar (my old bike) but certainly better than RE. I for one would not even evaluate RE (except twins which I haven't ridden yet and is certainly out of my budget) as my prospective bike for numerous reasons (with no offence to RE fanboys) .

Cons would be the pre-production excuse which was given when I pointed out side stand on indicator not available on ODO which probably you or one more BHPian had seen in your test ride bike. It sort of borders on an ill-prepared student giving excuses to questions he fails to answer in an exam and could have been avoided. Nevertheless I am in desperate need of a bike having sold off my Pulsar and would bite the bullet of owning a Jawa considering there is only the RE as an alternative in this segment.

Hope I have atleast tried to provide a few more useful details and met your expectation partially

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Old 15th January 2019, 19:50   #557
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What did they quote you?
No idea, because I booked online the very day booking opened, and there is no showroom in Kolkata yet. I was expecting it would touch 2, but 2.2 is pushing it. Maybe the new extended insurance norms have made the price higher than my expectation?

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Hope I have atleast tried to provide a few more useful details and met your expectation partially
Yes, my good sir, you have! As you understand us poor showroom-less blokes are hungry for any impartial reviews. Your words are solace to our eager and aching hearts

One question, as I did not see this covered in any reviews, what is the leg guard situation? Is there provision for fitment or are they ranting on 'pre-production' there as well?

EDIT: Just after posting this, I see this:
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor...ings-open.html (Honda confirms CB300R for India; bookings open)
Boy, am I in a dilemma!

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I was expecting it would touch 2, but 2.2 is pushing it.

One question, as I did not see this covered in any reviews, what is the leg guard situation? Is there provision for fitment or are they ranting on 'pre-production' there as well?
Karnataka has the highest percentage of road taxes in the country and Jawa and 42 OTR are expected to be 2.2 lakh and 2.1 lakh respectively.

It didn't cross my mind even though I cross checked provision for pillion backrest. We can safely assume (along with many similar assumptions . ) Jawa would have made a provision for the same.

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Last weekend I went to the showroom again to check the above two, since I had the same questions.
Leg guard: I couldn't find any bolt holes for them. However, we could perhaps fit the leg guard bottom bolts to the engine base plate/metal cowl and top bolt to the radiator mounts. Attaching a pic for reference.
Pillion seat backrest/handle: Yes, there is a threaded hole behind the side pillion handles - one each side. That should do it, or rather remove the side handles and fix the pillion back rest, or both. Attaching a pic, not sure if its clear
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Pillion seat backrest/handle: Yes, there is a threaded hole behind the side pillion handles - one each side. That should do it, or rather remove the side handles and fix the pillion back rest, or both. Attaching a pic, not sure if its clear
No Worries Mate, Classic Legends will weld two nuts on the Silencer and two nuts on the chassis so that we can mount the leg guard. The next sprint cycle is about to complete and you can hear the stories from them directly
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Default Re: Mahindra is bringing Jawa back. EDIT: Launched @ Rs 1.55 lakh

Cochin is also going to be blessed with a Jawa showroom. I saw work going on at the new showroom location with a big Jawa banner outside. I would say its at least a few weeks away from completion. Its located diagonally across from the Royal Enfield showroom at Edapally (adjacent to the Ford showroom). But with a 9 month waiting period, I wonder how many new sales they will be able to generate in the coming months. Nonetheless, I am keen to check out the showroom and see the fit and finish of the (pre-production?) bikes.
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