Brands must now comply with the new emission compliance standards, known as BS6.2 or OBD2, which are now required. It’s time for the Jawa and Yezdi motorcycles owned by Classic Legends, which have lately adopted this changeover along with a few other models.
First off, unlike Yamaha, the complete range has been updated to OBD2, and not in batches. Second, the manufacturers have made adjustments to the bikes during this procedure for a purported increase in refinement and performance (although the power figures for all bikes remain unchanged). Yes, prices have also increased.
In the Jawa range—42 2.1, Forty Two, 42 Bobber, and Perak—important engine components have been redesigned to produce less noise and vibration. For improved rideability and performance, the fuel programming has also been altered, and the throttle body and exhaust ports have grown. Among other minor updates, the Jawa 42 now has a slip and assist clutch and a new silencer for a livelier exhaust note.
The Yezdi series, which also comprises the Roadster, Scrambler, and Adventure, receives similar upgrades to enhance NVH and rideability. A larger rear sprocket is a feature of all three variations that improves low-end performance and tractability.
It’s encouraging to see that Jawa and Yezdi are using these emission updates as a chance to make comprehensive improvements to their motorcycles. However, it goes without saying that the asking price for one of these has increased slightly (0.8–2%).
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