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Jawa versus Royal Enfield - Back to the Future

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Dec 27, 2018, 03:18 PM IST

Yes, both these iconic bikes, which left an indelible mark on the two-wheeler segment in the last century, are back to where they once were - fighting for marketshare and love of the bikers in the new millennium! While Royal Enfield is the entrenched defending champ, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is looking to be a very tough competitor by offering a standout bike in the form of Jawa. Since M&M launched Jawa and Jawa 42 in 350 cc leisure motorcycle segment in November, sales for Royal Enfield have reached a new low. Find out why and how: 

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Jawa and Jawa 42

Jawa and Jawa 42

Jawa got a very positive response as both the models Jawa and Jawa 42 have been sold out till September, 2019. (Twitter)

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Jawa bikes prices

Jawa bikes prices

Jawa 42 is priced at Rs 1,55,000 while Jawa is for Rs 1,64,000. (Website)

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Royal Enfield Bullet price

Royal Enfield Bullet price

Eicher Motor's Royal Enfield Bullet is priced between Rs 1,16,000 to Rs 2,65,000. (Pixabay)

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Enfield's sale

Enfield's sale

Enfield's sales have gone down from 70,126 units to 65,744 units in November 2018. The exports observed a drastic decline of 69% while in India it fell by 4%.

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Jawa's latest addition

Jawa's latest addition

Market participants believe it will be difficult for Eicher to recapture its market as Jawa is coming up with the third bike, Jawa Perak, whose launch is slated for May, 2019. (PTI)