Yezdi Motorcycle: Classic Legends is here to work on bringing back the Yezdi and BSA brands. They have already revived the Jawa, and the new brand is doing quite well in front of the established Royal Enfield. Two new Yezdi motorcycles have been spotted recently. There’s a scrambler and a new adventure tourer.
The scrambler is expected to be called Yezdi Roadking, while the name of the adventure tourer is not yet known. The Yezdi Scrambler will take on Royal Enfield’s upcoming scrambler/roadster motorcycle and the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 here. The biggest rivals of the adventure tourer will be the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the KTM 250 Adventure.
Coming to the adventure tourer, it will get a long handlebar and a reasonably straight riding triangle. It also receives an upswept exhaust that we usually see on these types of motorcycles. It looks like a tail rack has been installed behind the seats, and some saddles are covered with cardboard. Hence, we can expect Yezdi to introduce some touring based accessories.
The front wheel looks more significant than the rear. There is a high chance that the front wheel will be 21-inch. The motorcycle is running on spoked wheels, so the rider will not enjoy the convenience of tubeless tyres. The front suspension may get a long travel spring to tackle the off-road terrain.
There is also a tall windscreen to protect the rider from windblasts. Fork Gaiters have also been installed, and there is a beak-like mudguard that we see on off-road motorcycles and adventure tourers. The braking duty will be done by discs at the front and rear. It is not clear whether the bike is using LED headlamps or halogen. The tail lamps and turn indicators are small circular units.
What’s unique about Yezdi Roadking
Coming to Yezdi Roadking, we can see that it has a more scrambler-like design. The seat is flat and gets a roadster design. It has a straight handlebar and feels comfortable for the riding triangle. It also gets fork gaiters and an additional mudguard. The exhaust has a more traditional design. The front tire is also smaller than that of the Adventure Tourer. It also got disc brakes and spoke wheels.
Both the motorcycles could be powered by the same engine that we have seen on the Mahindra Mojo and Jawa motorcycles. This is a 300 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that gets liquid cooling. The machine is capable of generating maximum power of 27.3ps and a peak torque of 27.05Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Classic Legends may use the bigger 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that we have seen on the Perak. It gives maximum power of 30.64ps and a peak torque output of 32.74Nm. It is also mated to a 6-speed transmission. Considering the touring quality of the motorcycle, the bigger engine seems like a better option for the adventure tourer.