The world of scramblers saw yet another addition when Yezdi Scrambler was launched. Luckily, this new scrambler was launched at the affordable end of the segment. So, the price tag was not around a million rupees but Rs 2.5 lakh, on-road. Interestingly, this bike was launched alongside its ADV sibling and despite that, the Scrambler turned out to be one super interesting motorcycle. And since we tested it out recently, we list down the pros and cons of this Yezdi.
As we mentioned in our detailed review, the Yezdi Scrambler is one of the coolest looking motorcycles out there. So much that a few Yezdi showrooms couldn’t handle the footfalls drawn by its looks. The combination of rugged styling, dual-purpose tyres, high-raised front beak, and not to forget that long single seat and upswept exhaust make the Scrambler look extremely enticing. Plus, the bike is available in some funky colours and our favourite one is yellow.
The 334cc liquid-cooled engine is modern and churns out healthy performance. The power delivery is linear, accessible, and more than enough for someone who does both – city as well as highway riding a lot of times every week. The healthy torque figure also makes the bike do quick overtakes and that six-speed gearbox is quite decent to use.
Now talking about features, the Yezdi Scrambler has a good list. It comes with multiple ABS settings that are controlled via good looking switchgear. There’s an off-road mode that switches off the ABS at the rear wheel. It also gets LED lights, a digital instrument cluster, and USB and type-C charging options.
The Yezdi scrambler can jump. It can slide. It can do a lot more things if there’s an expert rider on that saddle. While it doesn’t have the necessary ground clearance or the suspension travel, it still manages to perform decently well off-road and that’s a trait of a well-engineered product.
The Yezdi Scrambler gets dual springs at the back and that setup is quite bad to the back. The springs are stiffer than usual and thus the rebound – both low speed and high speed are a little unbearable. This stiff ride quality is bound to spoil the overall riding experience and honestly, that is not a good way to start a motorcycling journey.
The Yezdi Scrambler shocked us with its fuel efficiency. The figure stood at just 23kmpl. A 334cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine should be giving close to 30kmpl, at least. That 23kmpl fuel efficiency figure is big bike territory.