The brand Yezdi was launched back in 1969. From then, until the 90s, Yezdi ruled the two-wheeler market with its 2 stroke motorcycles. The company made some cool-looking motorcycles that, to date, have a cult following. People who have these 2 stroke legendary motorcycles refuse to part ways with it, choosing to restore and use them on a daily basis.
Now, the Yezdi brand is set to make a comeback and we took a closer look at the first modern motorcycles from Yezdi and all 3 of them impressed us. Yes, three of them. Yezdi has introduced 3 brand new motorcycles that are named the Yezdi Roadster, Yezdi Scrambler, and Yezdi Adventure. We will be riding these motorcycles soon but till then here are our first impressions of the Yezdi bikes.
Roadsters are motorcycles that are versatile street motorcycles. These naked machines look excellent with their naked design, and they are usually mad fun to ride. The old Yezdi motorcycles were roadsters and being a heritage brand, Yezdi had to launch another roadster in the modern era.
The Yezdi Roadster features an LED headlight at the front. It also gets an LED tail lamp but the indicators are powered by halogen bulbs. The digital speedometer is mounted right on top of the front fork, and the keyhole is placed at the right side of the motorcycle. The Roadster gets a 12.5-litre fuel tank and on the tank, you get Yezdi badging on each side.
Also, there is a lot of Chrome present all over on the motorcycle. The Roadster gets a couple of optional features that can be purchased from the showroom such as a headlight grille, USB Type-C charging socket, and turn-by-turn navigation system.
The motorcycle features a double cradle chassis and gets telescopic front forks with a travel of around 135mm. At the rear, the Roadster features gas-charged twin shock absorbers with preload adjustment and this allows for rear-wheel travel of around 100mm. Also, the Roadster features a ground clearance of 175mm.
Braking duties are handled by a 320mm disc with a floating caliper at the front and a 240mm disc with floating calipers at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is a standard feature.
The Yezdi Roadster is powered by a 334cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine. It produces 29.3bhp of power and 29Nm of torque. The Roadster also features a twin exhaust system much like the Yezdi motorcycles of yore and a 6-speed gearbox drives the rear wheel. The Yezdi Roadster carries a starting price of Rs 1,98,142, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Scrambler features an LED headlight at the front, LED tail lamp, and LED indicators. It also gets the speedometer right on top of the front fork but it is offset a little to the right side. The Scrambler also features a double cradle chassis and it gets telescopic front forks with front-wheel travel of around 150mm.
The fuel tank capacity of the Scrambler is 12.5-litres and it features a single-piece seat that neatly merges into the tank. It rides on spoked wheels with dual-channel ABS and three ABS modes – Road, Rain, and Off-Road.
The Scrambler also gets a ground clearance of 200mm and braking duties are handled by a 320mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear. The Scrambler rides on a 19-inch front wheel and a 17 inch rear wheel. The motorcycle also gets the USB Type-C and regular USB charging socket as standard equipment.
Powering the Scrambler is the same 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. In the Yezdi Scrambler, this engine produces 28.7bhp of power and 28.2Nm of peak torque. The Scrambler also features a twin exhaust system and a 6-speed gearbox drives the rear wheel. The Yezdi Scrambler retails at a starting price of Rs 2,04,900, ex-showroom, Delhi.
This one seems to be the most-awaited one of them all. The Yezdi Adventure has been teased time and again and has been spotted testing multiple times as well. Finally, we got to see it in person and we now know what the hype is all about.
The Yezdi Adventure features a double cradle chassis and is the most powerful bike among the three. It gets an all-LED headlamp, tail lamp, and Indicator setup. Being an ADV, it gets front-wheel travel of 200mm and it also gets a decently-sized windscreen. The adventure also gets a first-in-segment tilt-adjustable display.
This allows the rider to adjust it for a seated ot a standing riding position. The LCD screen can be adjusted by 15-degrees, which on paper does not sound a lot but makes a huge difference when you are standing and riding and to see the cluster or avoid the direct glare from the sun.
Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation are standard equipment on the Adventure model. Apart from that, the motorcycle gets a 15.1-litre fuel tank which should give it a pretty decent range. It also gets a 5-litre jerry can mount from the factory. At the Rear, it also gets the pannier mounting system. Things that are optional with the motorcycle are the headlight grill, Knuckle guards, auxiliary lighting, and lots more.
The motorcycle also receives a rear mono-shock with preload adjustment and rear-wheel travel of 180 mm. It features dual-channel ABS with three modes – Road, Off-Road, and rain. With a ground clearance of 220mm you have enough and more off-road ability and the motorcycle won’t bottom out easily. It rides on a 21-inch wheel up front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear.
Powering the motorcycle is the same 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 29.7bhp of power and 29.9Nm of peak torque. It features a single-side exhaust and a 6-speed gearbox. As far as the pricing is concerned, the adventure gets a starting price of Rs 2,09,900, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Thoughts On Yezdi Adventure, Scrambler & Roadster Being Launched In India
The much-talked-about return of the storied Yezdi brand has finally happened and Yezdi is back with a bang, launching three motorcycles at once. Despite all of them being based on the same platform and powered by the same engine, they are unique in their own special way, and we are as excited as you are, to try them out.