Classic Legends has launched the official social media accounts of the Yezdi. This might be a hint for the legendary motorcycle brand making a comeback in India, just like its predecessor, the Jawa.
Yezdi instilled the lifestyle motorcycling spirit in the minds of Indians. Of course, Jawa came in first which was later renamed to Yezdi, but the latter was more popular and is still revered amonst the two-wheeler enthusiasts.
Seeing that the social media accounts of Yezdi are now active, is Classic legends indicating another return? Well, at the launch of Jawa Motorcycles, Classic legends confirmed that it will also launch more bikes further, which was speculated to include the Yezdi too.
It would be great if the names will be the same as earlier like Yezdi Roadking, Monarch, Classic, Deluxe and like that. Most likely, it will sport a newly developed 250cc engine. The earlier Yezdi came in many variants, but the most popular were Classic and Roadking 250.
So, here are our expectations for the launch date, price, engine specifications and design changes that the new Yezdi might have.
|Launch Date (expected)||2020|
Mahindra hasn’t yet made an official announcement if it is actually going to bring this bike or if the process if just for fan-base. However, it’s worth a note here that the manufacturer recently launched the official website for Yezdi as well. This, along, hints at a fast-approaching launch. Subsequently, its launch could happen by the mid-2020.
Production of the new Yezdi will take place at Mahindra’s Pithampur facility, where the Jawa is produced. We await an official word on the launch date at the moment.
|Price (expected)||Rs 1.5 lakh|
Price of the new Yezdi model will be announced only at the time of its launch. However, Mahindra has been pretty vocal about positioning this new brand as a lifestyle offering. This means there’s a high chance of prices being on the higher side.
So, we expect a pricing of Rs 1.4 Lakhs, placing it a bit lower than Jawa bikes.
The new bike will be manufactured locally and India will be the export hub for this new model.
As we all saw, the new Jawa stayed true to its roots. So, the same design philosophy will be used with Yezdi.
Yezdi was basically a redesigned Jawa. In 1973, Jawa bikes became Yezdi as they received a couple of design makeovers. The mechanicals remained the same thought.
For example, Yezdi got a squared fuel tank instead of Jawa’s bulbous one. Also, Jawa came with a full headlamp covering cowl, which was removed in Yezdi. Basically, Yezdi was modernized a bit for the younger generation.
In the new Yezdi, you can expect the same squared fuel tank, twin-pea shooter exhausts, single flat seat and the headlamp style.
|Engine||250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled|
|Max. Power||21 BHP (est)|
|Peak Torque||25 Nm (est)|
Since their most famous bikes were Classic 250 and Roadking 250, we strongly believe that it might get a new 250cc engine itself. Since Classic Legends stayed true to the design of Jawa, it might use the same philosophy here. Like Jawa, it will pair up with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The exhaust note might not be the same as the earlier 2-stroke engine, but near resemblance would be maintained.
|Maximum Mileage||45 KMPL|
While the ARAI mileage figure will be out only around the launch, it’s possible that this engine will offer a maximum mileage of 45 KMPL.
|Top Speed||130 KMPH|
The claimed top speed for the Jawa 350 is 130 KMPH. The India-spec Yezdi could have the same claimed figure.
|Front Tyre||100/90 – 19-inch|
|Rear Tyre||130/70 – 18-inch|
|Front Wheel||1.85 x 19-inch|
|Rear Wheel||3.00 x 18-inch|
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
|Seat Height||760 mm|
|Dry Weight||160 KGs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12.5-litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2-litres|
The new model of the Yezdi has a dry weight of 154 KGs. It has a fuel tank of 17-litres. The new bike gets spoke wheels, with the front wheel measuring 19-inch in diameter and the rear wheel measuring 18-inch in diameter.