We recently tested the all-new Yezdi Roadster which is one of the three motorcycles from the resurrected brand. While you can read our experience with the motorcycle HERE. In this article, we bring to you all details you need to know of the Roadster with images from the first ride review.
Well, the Yezdi Roadster is heavily based on the Jawa 42 2.1, although with design tweaks that set it apart. For that, it gets a Yezdi branding on the fuel tank, tank grips, a wide split-seat setup and a somewhat chunky rear fender. However, the rest of the Roadster is familiar with its blacked-out components, pea-shooter exhaust and petite headlamp. While the design is appreciable, the build quality isn’t. The fit and finish of components here and there are shoddily done up and poses a question on the bike’s reliability.
Nonetheless, under its attire, it wears a 334cc, single that has been picked up from the Perak and tweaked to suit the Roadster. So it gets an updated crankshaft, different connecting rods, and a tweaked cylinder head. This motor puts out 29.29bhp at 7,300rpm and 29Nm at 6,500rpm.
The cycle parts the Yezdi Roadster uses are basic with an 18-17-inch spoke wheel combo, telescopic forks up front and dual shock absorbers for the rear. Meanwhile, for braking, it uses a single disc at both ends along with dual-channel ABS.
As for features, it comes decently equipped with It gets a full-LED headlamp and tail lamp, hazard lights, and a fully-digital instrument cluster. This retro-looking single-pod, LCD shows a generous amount of data but is difficult to view under direct sunlight.
The Yezdi Roadster is light at 184kg, it also offers a low, 790mm seat height that increases the accessibility to a wider range of riders. And while its engine is punchy post 4000rpm, and comes with a slick-shifting gearbox, the vibes after 5,000rpm are a downside to the experience.
Nonetheless, if you want a motorcycle that is quicker than the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 but with a cool, modern-classic vibe to it, the Yezdi Roadster is your best bet.