Thunderbird 350 x vs Jawa 42 – A perfect comparison

Royal Enfield TBX 350
Royal Enfield TBX 350

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 x vs Jawa 42

Let’s cover one of the hot topics in the Indian motorcycle industry – Thunderbird 350 x vs Jawa 42.





             Jawa Forty Two



Royal Enfield TBX 350


Royal Enfield is quite a favorable choice for bike lovers in India. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 x is quite popular. There has been quite an increase in demand for the Indian brand recently. It launched some fascinating models, some stylish ones as well, like the Thunderbird 350X.

Royal Enfield has quite a few competitors in the Indian market, like the Harley Davidson, Renegade, etc were among the well-known ones. Jawa is another manufacturer that has gotten into this competition of touring motorcycles.


Currently, Jawa has only two models in the Indian Market, The Classic, and the Forty Two. Take a look as to how the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and the Jawa Forty Two contrast each other.


Power wise, The Thunderbird 350 x comes with a 346 cc engine delivering 19.8 bhp. Comparing this to the 293 cc engine delivering 27 bhp mounted into the Jawa, both running on a single cylinder. Jawa features a fuel injected, liquid cooled engine, in contrast to the TBX 350 which has a carburetor based, air cooled engine.

Fuel Efficiency

Jawa doesn’t disclose its fuel efficiency related information, except for the fact that it comes with a 14 L tank, while the Thunderbird 350 x has a 20 L tank.

Speed Transmission

While the Thunderbird 350 x is mounted with a 5-speed transmission, Jawa features a 6-speed gearbox. The entire Thunderbird 350 x assembly is fixed into a single down tube chassis. Jawa, on the other hand, houses the assembly around a Double cradle chassis.

Style Quotient

On the style quotient, the Jawa Forty Two looks stylish, though still retaining the classic adventurer look of a touring motorcycle. The asymmetric single speedometer dial and the handle mounted mirrors, add to the Jawa Forty Two’s trendy look. The Thunderbird 350 x, on the other hand, looks like a complete style icon, with dark alloy wheels, and a hunky look.


The Jawa Forty Two is priced at 1.69 lakh, while the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 x comes with a price tag of 1.74 Lakh.

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