The 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor offers healthy performance figures. We are talking about 28.7bhp of peak power and 28.2Nm of torque. Now honestly, the numbers might be less impressive for some, but in the real world, the Scrambler churns out a good riding experience. The bike has linear and accessible power delivery. It has the ability to quickly reach triple-digit speeds and stay there for long. The throttle is responsive and crisp. However, the overall experience of this motor makes it less aspirational. The engine is vibey, feels harsh most of the time, and doesn’t want to stay at higher revs for long.
That said, in the city, the Scrambler feels involving to ride. It gets a wider handlebar and that means you have more leverage. It feels lighter to ride around the city traffic. The clutch is light to use. The gear shifts are precise. The brakes, too, work quite well with good bite and progression. All these factors make the Scrambler a good city companion.
The bike doesn’t really have the ground clearance that is needed for hardcore off-road fun and the travel on the front suspension is not too much. This clearly suggests that the Yezdi scrambler is more of an urban city bike. But to be honest, I had a lot of fun with the Scrambler. The motorcycle is super easy to ride. You can manoeuvre the way you want it. The wide handlebar allows you to have more control off-road. While the turning radius is quite large, the bike gives you the option to just slide the rear and get a quick turn done. This is obviously only possible in the off-road ABS where there’s no ABS activated at the rear wheel.