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Yezdi Roadking getting ready for launch in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Yezdi could be coming back to the Indian market. The brand has filed patents for the Roadking name as well as the URL in India. The company filed the patents back in 2014 and did not appear to have been approved and accepted, but this could change soon.

Yezdi Jawa Connection

In 2018, Mahindra-owned Classic Legends also revealed that the brand plans to bring Yezdi back. This leads us to believe that Classic Legends could be planning to revive the brand the same way it did the Jawa which also has a strong cult in India. When Jawa became defunct in 1971, Ideal Jawa sold started making motorcycles under the ‘Yezdi’ brand up until 1996.

Yezdi Motorcycle Spotted Testing in India

Close to the end of March 2021, images of a new motorcycle emerged on the internet. This new motorcycle came with a Scrambler design testing on public roads. The photos were from a location near Pune. This leads us to believe that the brand might be going through a homologation process for the new motorcycle. According to the spy shots, the parts on the bike appear pretty rudimentary. It seems that the bike could be in the initial stages of testing. But the engine casing on the motorcycle appears to have silver painted lines which are pretty similar to the Yezdi Roadking motorcycle sold back in the day. 

Design & Styling

In the spy images, the motorcycle appears to be a Scrambler style bike with a modern-classic appearance. The bike features chopped front and rear fenders, upswept twin-sided exhaust pipes, rounded headlamps, spoked wheels, an almond-shaped tank and chunky dual-sport alloy wheels. 

Yezdi Roadking Engine Speculation

The Yezdi Roadking could come with a Jawa-developed 293cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke DOHC engine. The BS6 emissions-compliant liquid-cooled engine develops 27.33 PS of power and 27.02 Nm of torque on the new Jawa Forty-Two 2.1. The motorcycle is likely to launch this year and compete with the Honda CB350 RS and also the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350. 

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