Yezdi brand revived with 3 new models
The historic Yezdi brand has been resurrected by Mahindra-owned Classic Legends with the unveiling of three new models dubbed the Roadster, Scrambler, and Adventure. The Roadster costs between Rs 1.98 lakh and Rs 2.06 lakh, the Scrambler between Rs 2.05 lakh and Rs 2.11 lakh, and the Adventure costs between Rs 2.10 lakh and Rs 2.19 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Each of the three versions is powered by a 334cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine, although they are tuned differently, with somewhat differing power and torque statistics. These are as follows:
Roadster – 29PS/29Nm
Scrambler – 29PS/28Nm
Adventure – 30.2PS/29Nm
Each bike has its own chassis, which varies in terms of suspension and wheel size, among other characteristics. The Adventure is equipped with long-travel suspension – 200mm up front and 180mm at the back – and is the only bike in this lineup equipped with a monoshock.
Additionally, it features a robust 220mm of ground clearance, and it’s no surprise that all of these specs match those of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The Adventure, like the RE, rides on a 21-inch/17-inch wire-spoke wheel configuration.
Dual-channel ABS is standard, with three settings – road, rain, and off-road – the latter of which apparently disables the back wheel’s ABS. The Adventure is the only Yezdi with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, which it does via a unique LCD display that can be angled to accommodate riders in both the sitting and standing positions.
While all three versions are equipped with LED headlights and taillights, the Scrambler and Adventure are the only ones that come standard with the three aforementioned ABS settings, LED indicators, and a handlebar-mounted USB charger.
The Scrambler is distinguished by its dual gas-charged rear shock absorbers, shorter suspension travel (150mm front, 130mm rear), significantly lower ground clearance (200mm), and smaller 19-inch front tyre.
The Roadster is the only bike featured with 18-inch/17-inch alloy wheels. Its shape is rather true to its name, aside from the slightly uncomfortable raked-out front fork, which harkens back to the Yezdis of old. While the Scrambler and Roadster lack Bluetooth connectivity, they do have completely digital LCD instruments with a gear position indication.
Additionally, these motorcycles are equipped with a variety of extras, including flyscreens, headlamp grilles, fork gaiters, bar-end mirrors, and, in the case of the Adventure, hard luggage.
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