The Jawa motorcycles were launched a week ago and have been trending all over social media for the last few days. Jawa launched the Jawa, Jawa 42 and the Jawa Perak. If you are an ardent Twitterati, you might be aware of the conversation on how the name Jawa 42 came to be. Now the Twitter universe has been set on fire, trying to figure out what the '42' in Jawa 42 stands for. Well, '42' is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. People who are well-versed with the 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' will get the reference.
— Anupam Thareja (@reach_anupam) November 21, 20181.69 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)
Life, universe and everything! #HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy— Geetaj (@geetaj) November 22, 2018
In the first novel of the comic science fiction series, when the first group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the answer the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. 'Deep Thought', a super computer, was especially developed to answer this question and it took the super computer 7.5 million years to come up with the answer which is '42'.
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So yes, if you are seeking the answer about life, universe and everything, the answer is 42 and this is what Jawa Motorcycles had in mind, when the named the Jawa 42. It is the answer to everything. Good thinking, Jawa. Motorcycles after all, are the question to all the problems and worries in life.
The Jawa Forty Two is powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder engine that is based on the Mahindra Mojo's engine but has been heavily tuned to suit this bike. The liquid-cooled, DOHC motor belts out 27 bhp and develops 28 Nm of peak torque and comes paired with a six-speed transmission. While there are no exotic electronics, the Jawa Forty Two does get a single-channel ABS as a standard fitment. The engine has been designed and developed in India and Italy. The Jawa 42 is the most affordable model from Jawa and is priced at ₹ 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).