Jawa Yezdi is a popular manufacturer of retro-style cruisers in India. For the 2023 model-year, the brand has released new colorways to the Jawa 42 and the Yezdi Roadster, to give the pair of classic-inspired cruisers a refreshed look. This comes shortly after the company released the limited Tawang Edition exclusive to certain regions of India. 

Starting off with the Jawa 42, the retro-style cruiser has been adorned in a metallic gray color scheme complete with pinstripes and a faux carbon fiber finish on the fuel tank. Across the carbon patterned stripe, the “42” logo is emblazoned. The motif gives the bike a sportier look while still retaining its elegant vintage charm. A small flyscreen and inverted bar-end mirrors give the bike a custom appearance right out of the factory, too. 

Jawa Yezdi Rolls Out New Colorways For The 42 And Roadster

On the performance side of the equation, the Jawa 42 is packing an impressive 294.7cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that churns out 27 horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque. This makes it one of the most powerful cruisers in the 300cc class, eking out a performance advantage against the likes of the Royal Enfield Meteor and Benelli Imperiale. Other features include front and rear ABS-equipped disc brakes, a telescopic front fork, and a pair of preload-adjustable rear shock absorbers. 

The refreshed Jawa 42 in the metallic gray paint job has been priced at Rs 1,95,142, or around $2,400 USD—a marginal Rs 1,000 ($12 USD) increase from the previous model. 

Jawa Yezdi Rolls Out New Colorways For The 42 And Roadster

As for the Yezdi Roadster, the cruiser is now sportier and more stylish than before thanks to a glossy Crimson Dual Tone colorway. The fuel tank is eye-catching with a white top and red bottom, while the bike retains its inverted bar end mirrors and relaxed ergonomics. On the performance side, it’s packing a larger engine than that of the 42, with a 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 27 horsepower and 19 lb-ft of torque. As for pricing and availability, the Yezdi Roadster retails for Rs 2,03,829, or approximately $2,500 USD. 

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