Classic Legends has launched the new Yezdi Scrambler in the Indian market with prices ranging between Rs 2,04,900 and Rs 2,10,900. The motorcycle packs a retro-design along with a 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 28.7bhp at 8,000rpm and 28.2Nm at 6,750rpm. You can read the top highlights of the Yezdi Adventure in our previous article. Here we list the alternatives that buyers can consider in a similar price range.
The scrambler-style Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is the closest threat to the Yezdi Scrambler in the Indian market until the Royal Enfield Scram 411 arrives. The quarter-litre motorcycle from Husqvarna, which is available at a similar price tag as the most expensive Yezdi Scrambler, shares its 248.76cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor with the KTM 250 Duke. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the engine produces 29.6bhp at 9,000rpm and 24Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. Unlike the Yezdi Scrambler, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 features a modern design that is complemented by full-LED lighting and an information-rich instrument cluster.
The Jawa Perak is a close cousin of the new Yezdi Scrambler, which too is part of the Classic Legends brand. In fact, the engine on the Yezdi Scrambler is based on the motor that we see on the Perak bobber. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine on the Jawa Perak is tuned to deliver 30bhp of power and 32.74Nm of peak torque. The Jawa bobber features a retro design that comprises a round headlight at the front, a rider-only saddle with a floating design, chopped fenders, and twin-pod exhaust canisters.
The KTM RC200 is a sporty alternative to the Scrambler that is available in a similar price range as the Yezdi motorcycle. The latest iteration of the fully-faired Austrian motorcycle packs an updated design and newer features. These include full-LED lighting, a new instrument cluster, and a bigger airbox that is claimed to deliver improved responsiveness. The mechanical specifications include a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled setup that is linked to a six-speed gearbox and tuned to produce 25.4bhp of power and 19.5Nm of peak torque.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a touring-friendly alternative to the Yezdi Scrambler. Unlike the Yezdi range, the Himalayan uses an air/oil-cooled engine. Thus, the power output on the Royal Enfiled adventure tourer is relatively lower. Linked to a five-speed gearbox, the 411cc, single-cylinder motor makes 24.3bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm at 4,500rpm. However, the Himalayan is backed by a wide sales and service network which gives it an edge over its rivals. The feature list is nearly similar to the Yezdi motorcycles, and the Himalayan gets dual-channel ABS and Bluetooth connectivity. However, the Royal Enfield adventure tourer uses a halogen headlight and a semi-digital instrument cluster instead of LED lights and a full-digital console as on the Yezdi Scrambler.
The flagship Bajaj motorcycle retails at a marginal premium over the Yezdi Scrambler. For this premium, buyers get a more powerful engine. The 373.23cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which is based on the KTM 390 Duke, makes a healthy 39.4bhp at 8,800rpm and 35Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox. The latest iteration of the Bajaj Dominar 400 also benefits from several touring-friendly accessories as standard while a few are available as optional extras.