Yezdi is trying to reinstate its dominance in the market by trying to bring in a competitor to the Royal Enfield. It has been spotted performing high-speed testing on road.
The Royal Enfield-inspired Yezdi Adventure has been spotted testing on the roads. The legendary bike company is trying to introduce a worthy challenger to the segment leader in Royal Enfield. These two brands are the core of the Indian motorcycle space and the rivalry goes back decades. However, what is an interesting observation in this spy video is that the Yezdi looks too similar to the Royal Enfield which makes everyone curious as to what is the strategy that Yezdi is going after. We might see the launch sometime in 2022. Here are the details of the spy video and possible conclusions that could be drawn from it.
Enfield-Inspired Yezdi Spotted Testing
The video shows the Yezdi Adventure doing high-speed test runs on the highway. It is fairly common for bikes to do this immediately before the launch. But the bike is not camouflaged, as seen on other occasions. Also, from the previous images that have already been reported, it can be seen that the bike resembles the RE Himalayan to a large extent. The lightweight off-road-oriented bike from Royal Enfield has garnered a lot of interest from the off-roading community for its go-anywhere capabilities. Maybe Yezdi is trying to go for the same tried and tested formula. The previous bikes from Yezdi already had these characteristics which is a part of its DNA. We will have to wait and see what exactly the Yezdi Adventure will come equipped with but it will surely ensure that there is some competition in the 350-650 cc segment.
For reference, the RE Classic 350 comes with a 349 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine making 20.2 PS and 27 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. This engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. It has a double-tube spine frame inspired by Meteor 350 with a 41mm telescopic front fork and 130 mm of travel at the front and 90 mm at the rear. The front disc is 300 mm and the rear is 270 mm. The front wheels are 19-inch and the rear ones are 18-inch. The prices for the Royal Enfield Classic range from Rs 1.84 lakh to Rs 2.15 lakh, ex-showroom. If Yezdi comes in the 350 cc segment, this is what the specifications of the bike could look like.