Yeah, we know we are late to the party when it comes to the ongoing news about the Yezdi motorcycles, but it is better late than never. Also, we were hoping by this time, we would receive more concrete information on the specification of the bikes. Here’s what we can conclude after the Yezdi Roadking and Adventure bikes were spotted doing the final rounds of testing.
First off, we know that there will be two variants of the bike under the guise of a scrambler and an ADV tourer. This is a perfect choice in the type of motorcycles that Yezdi has chosen to go with since they are all the rage in recent times.
Both the bikes are expected to share the same engine from Jawa, which is another brand that is revived by the same parent company Classic Legends. This means they will be powered by the same 293cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine as the Jawa Forty-Two and the Jawa. It produces 30PS of power and 27Nm of torque on the Jawa twins, but the tuning is expected to be different in order to match the characteristics of a scrambler and ADV.
The Yezdi Roadking Adventure mule spotted testing above is without camouflage and is loaded with accessories. It has a beak-like front mudguard, just below the circular headlamp, which is a complete LED unit. It also has a reasonably tall windscreen upfront, high-set handlebars, knuckle guards, upswept exhausts, and mostly optional accessories like a luggage rack, pannier boxes, and small jerry cans for fuel.
The Roadking Adventure also has a large fully digital instrument console which seems to be inspired by the KTM Adventure 390, although it might be an LCD unit and not a TFT screen to keep the costs in check. Apart from the hardware, not much is known about the features offered, and we hope it has smartphone connectivity along with navigation in order to compete with its arch-rival, the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
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The Yezdi Scrambler variant definitely looks its part with beefy rear tyres, spoked wheels, single-piece seat, relaxed ergonomics, and a tear-drop shaped fuel tank. As mentioned before, it will also be powered by the same engine and share most of its cycle parts with the ADV version. We can’t wait to lay our hands on these machines as soon as they are made available, and boy, is it going to be fun.
We believe that Yezdi is making its grand re-entry at the right time especially considering its products. The Jawa and Jawa Forty-Two, although being great bikes, are managing to sell in good numbers but not better than the competition and received quite a blow with the latest version of Royal Enfield Classic 350.
The Yezdi Roadking is expected to be priced at around Rs.1.7 Lakh, while the Roadking ADV will be priced at Rs.1.9 Lakh. Hopefully, things will change for the Yezdis, and to see them in all their glory you will have to wait until the 13th of this month, which is another week, to be exact. But with the launch of the Royal Enfield Scram right around the corner, we see a storm coming.
What is your pick between the battle of the legends, and let us know why in the comment section below?