Classic Legends is bringing back the Yezdi brand name. The first two motorcycles to debut will be a scrambler and an adventure motorcycle, which will mainly rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
A video that surfaced on the internet shows two off-road-oriented motorcycles being tested. One of them is a scrambler, while the other is an adventure motorcycle. Both motorcycles are said to be Yezdi products, and the spy shots confirm that these motorcycles are very close to production-ready form.
The Yezdi brand is set to make a comeback, and Classic Legends – the owner of the Yezdi and Jawa Motorcycles – will most likely launch the two off-road motorcycles with the ‘Roadking’ nomenclature by Q1 of 2022.
As Yezdi and Jawa are owned by Classic Legends, we can expect the two to share parts and platforms. The scrambler that has been spotted in the video gives away some styling bits of the motorcycle. A wide and upright handlebar, mid-set footpegs, and a flat scrambler-like seat are a few things to expect on this one. The motorcycle is expected with dual-purpose tyres shod on spoke-wire wheels. There is a nifty wheel hugger at the rear, which has helped maintain a tidy tail section. When launched, the scrambler from Yezdi will rival the likes of the Honda CB350 RS.
The other one is an adventure motorcycle that exhibits styling cues such as a tall visor and a relaxed handlebar setup. The motorcycle also gets an all-digital instrument cluster. This one too has a spoke-wire wheel setup. The wheel size is expected to be larger in diameter, compared to that of the scrambler. This ADV is mainly targeted towards the KTM 250 Adventure and the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
It's likely that Yezdi has borrowed one of the two engines from Jawa – a 334cc or a 293cc unit – both of which are single-cylinder, liquid-cooled units. Also, it seems that Yezdi has done some kind of work on the engine, for Jawa’s engines have dual exhaust ports. Yezdi must have reworked the engine head, as the motorcycles in the video only show a single right-hand-side exhaust system.