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Old 14th March 2022, 21:04   #256
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Default Re: Yezdi Motorcycle Brand relaunched with Adventure, Scrambler & Roadster models

Reviving this thread with Sarge's review of the Scrambler. I think it's pretty spot on.


Also, the Enfield Scram launches tomorrow.

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Old 19th March 2022, 23:05   #257
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Engine seems to be freeing up with every passing kilometre and after getting used to the short gearing, climbing up the hill was easier today .


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Living it Up!

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Another early morning appointment with the nature.

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Country cousins. Notice the full moon (Holi Purnima) shining bright in the sky.

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Old 29th April 2022, 07:06   #259
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Default No Yezdi ownership reviews?

I was keen on reading reports by people who had put down money on the new Yezdis, but haven't seen anything on here so far. If there's anyone who bought one, please do share your views, I believe many people here would be curious. I have a Himalayan (which I do not anyway ride because I am abroad) and despite only having done 6,000 km I feel an urge to sell it and get something different. I am particularly interested in knowing what the service experience is like, whether they hold up well in day to day use etc.

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Having ridden my Yezdi Adventure for about 1400 kms, 3 months and mandatory first service over, time for a personal review.

Looks!.
With fully kitted and panniers mounted, it is a beast on the road. In all black matt paint avatar, appears big, like a class higher ADV and gives out a good road presence. Guards at The Sassy Spoon Restaurant, in Koregaon Park mistook it as an expensive bike and gave me a reserved parking when I was out for the dinner.

Engine & Performance
Sweet exhaust note (to my liking) at the idle. Have not removed the DB killer, which is easy thing to do. Strong mid-range, pulls like a freight train between 2000 - 6000 rpm. Reaches 90kmph in 5th gear even before you realise. Can cruise all day between 100-110 km/h without sweat. A little more grunt in the higher RPM would have been welcome. Engine appears harsh and noisy post 6500 rpm. It has improved a bit after first service and 1200 kms. Anyways 'buzziness" doesn't feel intrusive unless we cross 125 km/h or so. Engine heats up and radiator fan kicks in often in city riding. Considering it is a high compression single cylinder motor, the overall feel and refinement is acceptable for the price paid.

Mileage
80% highway and rest city riding returns about 30-31 kmpl (MID reported). I feel XP95 gas makes it smoother (placebo?) but, no appreciable change in mileage. Speedo is quite accurate.

Comfort and handling
Low end is not good. I stalled it multiple times in the beginning due to my old school muscle memory. Gear shift is notchy between 1st and 2nd, especially when cold. Need some tuning in riding habits. After getting used to these nuances it is quite fun to pull from signal. CG and weight distribution are well controlled. Bike doesn't feel too heavy in the traffic (not tried with panniers) with my 5'7" frame. It appears nimble on curves too (am used to Fat Boy). Very very comfortable on bad roads. Soaks up potholes with ease. Longest have done about 300 kms round trip in a day, towards the end of nearly 6 hrs ride it started to hurt my bottom. I am spoilt by Fat Boy's long distance comfort. Hopefully, after some more riding my body will get adjusted to the "new seat" and posture.

Bybre brakes, ABS from Continental (tried only road mode) and Ceat rubbers do a fine job together. Braking is excellent.

Accessories
OEM Headlight grill, hard pannier boxes, stays and hand-guard protection added from Yezdi dealer. These are priced reasonably and fit-and-finish is fine. Seat cover I have added from Sansclassic. LED Headlight is okay for in-city riding. On highways need auxiliary lighting, which is planned. Bluetooth turn by turn navigation should have used Google Maps instead of MapMyIndia. It is bit sow to startup and many destinations are not mapped.

Unlike Himalayan, Yezdi Adv's after market is non-existent. Few companies like Zana have added their accessories but, so far they are only overlapping things like crashguard, bash plate etc which anyways are available as OEM too.

Spare parts and service
Costed 300/- or so for replacing the broken front brake lever, when the bike was dropped by a friend when getting off, appears reasonable. First service cost was about 1600/- (without labour) is reasonable too. Most items including accessories are now available in stock with Pune dealer, which was not the case in Feb-Mar.

Reliability?
Too early! However, have done one Pune to Ahmednagar and back to Pune ride under scorching sun (41 degC) with 100+ cruising without any hiccups. No niggles so far. Finger crossed.

Bottomline
Happy with my purchase. It is a good second (third for me) bike in the garage. I am recommending this to friends with similar budget and requirements .

Now some pictures :

First 1000 kilometers on the way to the office.
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Added panniers, headlight grill and hand guards. All Yezdi OEMs. Fit and finish is adequate for the prce.
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Moments from a morning ride somewhere near Junnar.
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Any other questions, please post here. Will try to revert.

Cheers,
-BJ

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Old 8th May 2022, 21:17   #261
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Looks!.
With fully kitted and panniers mounted, it is a beast on the road. In all black matt paint avatar, appears big, like a class higher ADV and gives out a good road presence. Guards at The Sassy Spoon Restaurant, in Koregaon Park mistook it as an expensive bike and gave me a reserved parking when I was out for the dinner.


They didnt give me one when i visited them a couple of months ago. Is it because i have the poorer cousin?

Loved your short review. I test rode one a few months ago and the brakes are so much better than the Himalayan's brakes. If I was buying one today; I would surely buy the Yezdi over the RE.
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