Yezdi Adventure goes in for 1st service: 3 months & 1400 km experience

Can cruise all day between 100-110 km/h without a sweat.

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


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 for an expensive bike and gave me 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 an 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 it. Can cruise all day between 100-110 km/h without a sweat. A little more grunt in the higher RPM would have been welcome. The engine appears harsh and noisy post 6500 rpm. It has improved a bit after the first service and 1200 km. Anyways 'buzziness" doesn't feel intrusive unless we cross 125 km/h or so. The engine heats up and the radiator fan kicks in often in city riding. Considering it is a high compression single-cylinder motor, the overall feel and refinement are acceptable for the price paid.


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

Comfort and handling

The low end is not good. I stalled it multiple times in the beginning due to my old school muscle memory. The gear shift is notchy between the 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 the signal. CG and weight distribution are well controlled. The 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 has done about 300 km 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. The braking is excellent.


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. Highways need auxiliary lighting, which is planned. Bluetooth turn by turn navigation should have used Google Maps instead of MapMyIndia. It is a bit slow to startup and many destinations are not mapped.

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

Spare parts and service

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


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


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

Now, some pictures

First 1000 kilometres on the way to the office.

Added panniers, headlight grill and handguards. All Yezdi OEMs. Fit and finish are adequate for the price.

Moments from a morning ride somewhere near Junnar.

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