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Yezdi confirms Roadking launch in India; could get 650CC BSA Goldstar engine

We all were expecting that Yezdi would name one of its new motorcycles “Roadking” but that did not happen. Fortunately, Yezdi is reserving the Roadking moniker for a more powerful motorcycle which will probably be the flagship of the manufacturer.  The Yezdi Roadking might come back by the end of 2022 or in early 2023.

Yezdi confirms Roadking launch in India; could get 650CC BSA Goldstar engine

The motorcycle is under development currently and we have also not spotted any test mules of the new motorcycle. Moreover, the Roadking won’t share the platform with any of the current motorcycles.

Yezdi confirms Roadking launch in India; could get 650CC BSA Goldstar engine
BSA Goldstar

However, we are expecting that it would share the engine with the recently launched BSA Goldstar. It is a 652 cc, dual overhead cam, single-cylinder, four-valve engine. The engine also gets liquid cooling and produces max power of 45 hp and 55 Nm of peak torque. BSA is using a 5-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.

This is the same engine that BMW used on F650 Enduro. It was first made by Rotax and it might seem a bit old but BSA did modernize it. It now gets fuel injection and is also complies with EURO 5 emission norms.

The information on the upcoming Yezdi Rroadking is still scarce. However, we can predict some things. Yezdi would ensure that the Roadking still has a retro feel and look. So, expect it to have a squared-off fuel tank and engine casing. But there would be some modern touches as well. For instance, Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, all LED lighting, USB charger and a digital instrument cluster.

Yezdi confirms Roadking launch in India; could get 650CC BSA Goldstar engine
Royal Enfield Continental GT & Interceptor

Yezdi Roadking will compete against the Royal Enfield’s 650 motorcycles. So, there is the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Royal Enfield would also be launching more motorcycles that will be powered by the 650 cc engine. The pricing of the Yezdi Roadking could be around Rs. 2.7 lakhs ex-showroom.

When compared, Royal Enfield’s 650 cc engine produces max power of 47 hp and a peak torque output of 52 Nm. It comes with a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. Moreover, Royal Enfield’s engine is a parallel-twin. On paper, Yezdi’s engine might look like it is slightly less powerful but it also produces slightly more torque. Moreover, the Yezdi engine’s power and torque kick in earlier when compared to Royal Enfield’s engine.

Yezdi launched three new motorcycles

Yezdi made a comeback with three motorcycles. There is a Roadster, Scrambler and Adventure. All motorcycles are powered by the same 334 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. However, it has been tuned differently for all three motorcycles. So, it behaves differently according to the motorcycle.

Yezdi confirms Roadking launch in India; could get 650CC BSA Goldstar engine

The most affordable motorcycle in the line-up is the Roadster. It has a starting price of Rs. 1.98 lakhs ex-showroom and it goes up to Rs. 2.06 lakhs ex-showroom. Then there is the Scrambler that sits in between the line-up currently. It starts at Rs. 2.05 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 2.11 lakhs ex-showroom. Then there is the Adventure. It costs between Rs. 2.10 lakhs ex-showroom and Rs. 2.19 lakhs ex-showroom.