While Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra Group working towards bringing back the Yezdi brand to the Indian market, we stumbled on a retro-classic, a Roadking 250 that is already rolling on the country. This one belongs to Bangalore based motorcycle enthusiast, Vishal Agarwal who is a proud owner of several classics such as the 1976 Vijay Delux, 1964 Vespa, BSA Bond 50, silver Yamaha RD350, the Rajdoot GTS (Bobby) and a 1964 Jawa 250 among others.
The Yezdi came to Vishal’s garage in 2006 when he purchased the motorcycle for INR 25,000. Vishal is the second owner of the 1996 model, and the bike features standard blocks and sealed engine. No aftermarket parts ruin the look of the Roadking 250, and the retro Yezdi continues to use the stock paint and graphics.
The silver paint is complemented by gold and black stripes on the fuel tank and the side panel. Yezdi branding is seen on the fuel tank while the Roadking badge is placed on the side panel. A black garnish sides on either side of the fuel tank. At the front, the round headlight features a black surround. Body-coloured covers protect the forks. Chrome finished panels include the front fender, blinker housings and the rear-view mirrors.
A 250cc, air-cooled, two-stroke single-cylinder engine with twin exhaust and comes paired with a four-speed transmission. The motor delivers 16 bhp of maximum power at 5,000 rpm and 23.8 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. The top speed is rated at 120 kmph. Stopping power comes from a 160mm twin cam double leading shoe at the front and a 160mm single cam, single leading shoe type at the rear.
Conventional telescopic forks with 130mm travel at the front perform shock absorption tasks while at the rear are twin-sided springs with 100mm travel.
In more updates about the brand, Classic Legends, which owns rights to market the Jawa & BSA brands, have confirmed that Yezdi bikes are ‘coming soon’ to India.
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