The Yezdi Roadster is the most affordable of the three motorcycles from the resurrected brand. And it goes up against the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 that has been enjoying good sales since its launch. So before you pick out which of the two suits you best, we list down all you need to know about the Yezdi Roadster in five points.
Going with the classic-neo trend, the Yezdi Roadster sports minimal bodywork. A round headlamp, a petite fuel tank and a rather chunky-looking rear fender. All of it is pinned onto a platform borrowed from the Jawa 42.2.1 Well, barring the bold Yezdi branding on the tank, one might even mistake the Roadster for the 42, for a second.
That said, the headlamp mesh, and pillion seat rest are all part of the accessories catalog but the blacked-out look is. The drivetrain, wheels and components are all finished in black to complete the custom look.
Under its neo-retro clothing is a 334cc engine that has been derived from the Jawa Perak, although with a revised internals and a re-tune to suit the Roadster. So, it churns out 29.29bhp at 7,300rpm and 29Nm at 6,500rpm.
In terms of features, the Yezdi Roadster is decently, if not extraordinarily equipped. It gets a full-LED headlamp and tail lamp, hazard lights, and a fully-digital instrument cluster. This single-pod cluster with an LCD and chrome bezel around it displays a good amount of data but misses out on connectivity. Along with these features, the Roadster also gets a dual-channel ABS.
The Roadster rides on alloy wheels at both ends in an 18/17-inch combo that is suspended from telescopic forks up front and twin shocks at the rear. Meanwhile, it gets a single disc at both ends for braking duties.
Yezdi has priced the Roadster at Rs 1.98 lakh for the base, Smoke Grey colour. Then there is the Steel Blue, Hunter Green, Gallant Grey and Sin Silver paint options that cost Rs 2.06 lakh, ex-showroom. In comparison, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is priced between Rs 2.01 lakh to Rs 2.17 lakh.