Classic Legends recently launched India’s smallest true-blue scrambler under the revived brand name Yezdi. The motorcycle is quite a unique proposition considering all other scramblers from brands like Triumph and Ducati are substantially more expensive. But, is it just the styling that sets it apart or there’s more to it? Let’s dig deeper into its details.
A look at it and it’s clear that the Yezdi Scrambler means business with a tall stance, beak-like front fender, tail-tidy rear kit, and spoke wheels with dual-purpose tyres. Moreover, there are other subtle elements like the ribbed-pattern seat, braced handlebar, and a small metal tail rack that add to its visual character.
While visually it’s reminiscent of scramblers of the olden days, the feature list conveys otherwise. There are a bunch of modern elements like a round fully-digital instrument cluster packing a host of information and LED lighting all around. Delivering added convenience are the handlebar-mounted USB and Type C charging points. What’s more, the Scrambler gets three modes of ABS – Road, Off-road, and Rain.
Propelling the new Yezdi Scrambler is a 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is the revised iteration of the Jawa Perak’s mill. In the Yezdi, it churns out 28.7bhp of power at 8,000rpm and 28.2Nm of peak torque at 6,750rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed gearbox.
Dimensions and hardware
Based on a dual cradle frame, the Yezdi Scrambler rides on a 19-17-inch spoke wheel combination that is suspended by telescopic forks up front and gas-charged twin shock absorbers at the rear. The available travel at the front and rear suspension are 150mm and 130mm, respectively. Stopping power comes from a 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm rotor at the rear. With a ground clearance of 200mm, the motorcycle should be able to handle mild off-roading.
The prices of the Yezdi Scrambler start from Rs 2.05 lakh and go up to Rs 2.11 lakh, depending on the chosen colour option. Notably, there are six paint schemes on offer – orange, yellow, olive, red, green, and blue.