This is the era of resurrection in the automotive industry. Classic Legends which is Mahindra’s subsidiary resurrected the Jawa brand a few years back and now, they seem all geared up to breathe a new life into another iconic brand – Yezdi. Even the name of Yezdi takes us on a nostalgic trip and now, we can expect to see new motorcycles wearing the Yezdi badge. Earlier this year, a Yezdi Scrambler was spotted testing. Being dubbed as Roadking for now, the Scrambler motorcycle will be accompanied by an Adventure motorcycle as well!
Two motorcycles in the works
As can be seen in this spy video, Yezdi is going to mark its rebirth with two motorcycles – A Scrambler and an ADV. By the looks of it, they are going to be purpose-built with some noteworthy off-road credentials.
The recently spotted Yezdi Scrambler follows the same design philosophy as the other Scramblers. The front end comprises a round headlight, a typical retro Scrambler, we must say! The handlebar looks tall and there are fork gaiters in place as well.
The utilization of spoked rims as opposed to alloys hints at its rugged intention. Judging from the photos, the rear end of the motorcycle surely resembles a modern-day scrambler, thanks to its rear tyre hugger, narrow tailpiece and slim flat ribbed seat.
On the other hand, the ADV that can be seen in the spy video seems to have the RE Himalayan in its crosshair. It features an upright riding position and runs on spoked wheels, a fatter rear tyre with block-pattern treads, and single, round headlight, just like the Himalayan. Enhancing its touring ability is a standard windscreen. Just like the RE Himalayan, the Yezdi ADV also sports accessories and luggage mounting points next to the fuel tank.
While there’s no information on exact engine specifications, the radiator and engine head design seems identical to that on the Jawas, and this could mean that these motorcycles will feature an iteration of the Jawa engine, as expected. Jawa’s 293 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor churns out 27.3 ps and peak torque of 27 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed constant-mesh transmission.
We cannot rule out the possibility of Yezdi making use of the 334cc motor currently powering the affairs in the Jawa Perak. This unit makes 30.64 ps / 32.74 Nm and is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox.