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Royal Enfield Bullet’s Timeless Charm Vs Jawa 350’s Retro Appeal: Battle Of The Icons

The battle between the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Jawa 350 has intensified. While both Jawa and Royal Enfield boast a rich history of producing iconic motorcycles, which of the two bikes will win the battle?

Edited By : Auto Desk | Mar 28, 2024 17:47 IST
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Royal Enfield Vs Jawa
Royal Enfield Vs Jawa

Royal Enfield Bullet’s Timeless Charm Vs Jawa 350’s Retro Appeal: Motorcycling is not always synonymous with speed, sometimes it’s more about simply kicking back and cruising leisurely on open roads. For those seeking a leisure ride, retro motorcycles with a modern touch serve the purpose. That said, Royal Enfield is the champion here, thanks to its incredible offerings from the Classic and Bullet series. The Bullet, in particular, has maintained the brand’s legacy as a renowned motorcycle manufacturer since 1932. 

However, when there are legends, there are rivals! And the latest one that Bullet is at loggerheads with is the Jawa 350, a heavily updated, new-gen bike. While both Jawa and Royal Enfield reign supreme with their long history of producing iconic machines, which of the two motorcycles will win the battle? Let’s find out: 

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Vs Jawa 350

Classic Charm vs. Modern Touch: A Design Showdown

The Bullet is a real head-turner on the roads, thanks to its timeless old-school charm and iconic silhouette. This timeless machine boasts a circular front fender, hand-painted pinstripes on the fuel tank, bold badging on the sides and a headlight dome.

On the other hand, the Jawa cannot be ignored in the looks department. Its design elements such as the fuel tank with a luminous chrome, retro speedometer, and round headlight compete with Bullet’s iconic looks.

However, both stunners offer distinct style statements. While the Bullet looks classy with its blacked-out design cues, the Jawa appears full of grace with the chrome finish.

Jawa 350 vs Bullet 350: Features

In the features department, both the motorcycles have received all the essential bits they require. They come with a retro analogue instrument console with a small digital display and both get dual-channel ABS for safety. 

However, the instrument panel on Bullet offers a clear and easy-to-read display while riding. In contrast, Jawa’s console sits flat and angled away from the rider, making glancing at the digits a bit straining.

Also Read: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 – Blending Retro Aesthetics With High-End Performance

Essential Features: Bullet vs Jawa

Thumping beneath Bullet’s chest is a 349cc single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine, which churns out 20.2bhp of max power and 27Nm of peak torque. The powerplant is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. 

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 specifications:

  • Displacement: 349 cc
  • Engine: Single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled
  • Max Power: 20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm
  • Peak Torque: 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-speed
  • Chassis Type: Twin downtube spine frame
  • Front Suspension: 41 mm telescopic (130 mm travel)
  • Rear Suspension: Twin shock absorbers (NA)
  • Seat Height: 805 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 170 mm
  • Fuel Capacity: 13 litres
  • Kerb Weight: 195 kg
  • Front Tyre: 100/90-19 (spoked & tubed)
  • Rear Tyre: 120/80-18 (spoked & tubed)
  • Front Brake: 300 mm disc (ABS)
  • Rear Brake: 270 mm disc (ABS)
  • Price: Rs. 1.73 lakh to Rs. 2.16 lakh (ex-showroom)

On the other hand, at the heart of the Jawa lies a 334cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which pumps out 22.26bhp of max power and 28.1 Nm of peak torque and is linked to a 6-speed gearbox.

Jawa 350 Specifications:

  • Displacement: 334 cc
  • Engine: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Max Power: 22.26 bhp at 7,000 rpm
  • Peak Torque: 28.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Chassis Type: Double-Cradle
  • Front Suspension: 35 mm telescopic fork (135 mm travel)
  • Rear Suspension: Twin shock absorbers (100 mm travel)
  • Seat Height: 802 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 178 mm
  • Fuel Capacity: 13.2 litres
  • Kerb Weight: 194 kg
  • Front Tyre: 100/90-18 (spoked and tubed)
  • Rear Tyre: 130/80-17 (spoked and tubed)
  • Front Brake: 280 mm disc (ABS)
  • Rear Brake: 240 mm disc (ABS)
  • Price: Rs. 2.15 lakh (ex-showroom)

Price Check: How Much Does The Motorcycles Cost?

Both Jawa and Bullet carry almost the same price tag. The top model of the Bullet costs Rs. 2.16 lakh and the Jawa 350, which is offered in a single variant, sells for Rs 2.15 lakh. However, the base model of the Bullet 350 is priced around Rs 1.73 lakh. 

Royal Enfield Vs Jawa? The Choice is Yours

If you are seeking relaxed riding, then you can go for the timeless Bullet 350. However, if you prefer a modern classic with a distinct style and sporty touch, then Jawa can fit in. Choosing between the two motorcycles should come down to your personal preferences and requirements. Whichever you choose, it won’t be a wrong choice. 

Also Read: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – A Dashing Speedster With A 6-Second Acceleration

First published on: Mar 28, 2024 05:47 PM IST

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