Renowned cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is known for his explosive batting style and his memorable innings as an opener in IPL, became a proud owner of a brand new Jawa 42 Bobber. Gaikwad, who recently achieved a new feat of hitting seven sixes in an over in a national-level cricket match, bought a new white-coloured Jawa 42 Bobber.
The news of Ruturaj Gaikwad purchasing a new Jawa 42 Bobber was confirmed by Anupam Thareja, co-founder of Classic Legends, the parent company of the Jawa brand. In one of his tweets, Thareja congratulated Ruturaj Gaikwad, stating that with his record-breaking seven sixes in an over, the signs were pointing to a 42. He also added that he hopes that Gaikwad fits right in the Jawa-Yezdi tribe, which is known as ‘Kommuniti’ in the brand’s language.
The multiplication of seven and six equals 42, and given Gaikwad’s recent feat of hitting seven sixes in an over, his decision of buying a new 42 Bobber comes as a unique coincidence. This is the first time a cricketer has reportedly bought a Classic Legends motorcycle, as most cricketers usually buy sports cars and SUVs. However, a few months ago, Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami bought a Royal Enfield Continental GT650, soon after his IPL team, Gujarat Titans won the IPL 2022 trophy.
Launched in 2022, the new Jawa 42 Bobber is a unique take on small-capacity bobbers. This beautiful-looking motorcycle shares much of its mechanicals with other offerings from Jawa, like the 42 and Perak. It is the second bobber motorcycle from Jawa after the Perak, which itself is based on the Jawa standard.
Compared to the Jawa Perak, the 42 Bobber looks slightly more modern, yet has an old-world charm, with a round-themed headlamp, tail lamp and fuel tank. It is the first motorcycle from Jawa to get a full-LED headlamp and a fully-digital instrument console, both of which have been shared with the Yezdi range of motorcycles. It also gets a rear fender-mounted LED tail lamp, unlike the uniquely-positioned tail lamp of the Perak, which is neatly integrated at the back of its single-piece seat.
The Jawa 42 Bobber shares its four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 334cc engine with the Perak. However, the engine is in a slightly different state of tune here. The 42 Bobber, this engine produces a maximum power output of 30.64 PS and a peak torque output of 32.74 Nm. The Jawa 42 Bobber is available in three different colours, with its prices ranging between Rs 2,06,500 to Rs 2,09,187.
A few months ago, Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave Ruturaj a ride in his new Kia EV6 along with his companions, fellow cricketer Kedar Jadhav. The grey-coloured Kia EV6, which happens to be the signature shade of the all-electric crossover globally, looks brand-new, as it is being driven on temporary registration numbers.