Yezdi has finally made a comeback in the Indian market. They have launched three new motorcycles. They are simply called Roadster, Scrambler and Adventure. Yezdi has also released its first TVC that showcases all three motorcycles.
Engine and gearbox
All three motorcycles use the same 334 cc, DOHC, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that has liquid cooling. The gearbox that is being used for all the motorcycles is a 6-speed unit.
In the Roadster, the engine produces 29.7 PS @ 7,300 rpm and a peak torque output of 29Nm @ 6,500 rpm. In the Scrambler, the engine produces 29.1 PS @ 8,000 and 28.2 Nm of peak torque @ 6,750 rpm. Then there is the Adventure, in which the same engine produces 30.2 PS of max power @ 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 29.9 Nm @ 6,500 rpm.
All three motorcycles share quite a bit of components with each other. This helps in keeping the costs down. Braking duties will be done by a 320 mm disc in the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear. A dual-channel anti-lock braking system will be offered on all three motorcycles. The instrument cluster is the same on three models but it has been positioned differently on all of them. The switchgear to control the instrument cluster is also shared between the three motorcycles.
The Roadster is the most affordable of the three motorcycles. It is a cruiser type motorcycle that will be competing against Honda H’ness CB350 and Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The prices of the Yezdi Roadster starts at Rs. 1.98 lakhs ex-showroom.
It gets alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, twin exhausts and the digital instrument cluster sits in the middle. The front wheel measures 18-inches while the rear one measures 17-inches. Suspension duties are being done by telescopic front forks with 135 mm of travel. At the rear, there are twin gas-charged shock absorbers with 100 mm of travel. The ground clearance of the Yezdi Roadster is 175 mm.
Then we have the Scrambler that will be competing against the Honda H’ness CB350 RS and the upcoming Royal Enfield Scrambler that will be based on the J-platform. The Yezdi Scrambler starts at Rs. 2.04 lakhs ex-showroom.
It gets telescopic front forks with 150 mm of travel while the rear shock absorbers have a travel of 130 mm. There are three ABS modes on offer. There is Road, Off-road and Rain. The ABS would probably intervene sooner in Rain mode whereas in Off-road mode the ABS on the rear wheel would turn off. The ground clearance of the Scrambler is 200 mm. The front wheel measures 19-inches while the rear one measures 17-inches. It is running on wire-spoke rims. It gets the same digital instrument cluster but it has been offset to the right side.
The third motorcycle that has created the most hype is the Yezdi Adventure. It will be competing against the Royal Enfield Himalayan and KTM Adventure 250. The Yezdi Adventure starts at Rs. 2.09 lakhs ex-showroom.
It gets a long travel front suspension with 200 mm of wheel travel and at the rear there is a monoshock that gets 180 mm of travel. It has a ground clearance of 220 mm and an upswept single-sided exhaust. There are three riding modes which are the same as the Scrambler. We are expecting them to function just like they do on the Scrambler. It is using a 21-inch spoke wheel in the front and a 17-inch spoke wheel at the rear. The digital instrument cluster might be the same but it does get an additional display that gets Bluetooth connectivity and turn by turn navigation.
A lot of accessories on offer
Yezdi will be offering a lot of factory accessories with the three motorcycles. Some of the accessories are grille for the headlamp, bar-end mirrors, knuckle guards, panniers, fly screens, rear rack, crash guards, pannier mounts, jerry cans, aux lights, top box etc.