There’s an unusual story behind this Yezdi 250 Classic II that is owned by Dr Jeswant Thomas. You might know him from the Honda Elite 250 maxi-scooter post.
On his way back home after purchasing the Yezdi, Dr Thomas casually told his wife that the motorcycle feels a lot like the bike that his friend, Sri Hari owned. It turned out that it was indeed his friend’s motorcycle. He told IAB:
I was actually planning to purchase a Roadking. That is when I found the Yezdi Classic II. While I rode it to his (Hari’s) place, his mom said, ‘Hari your bike is coming’ and sure enough it was his very bike... I am the fourth owner of the bike while my friend was the second owner.
This 1985 Yezdi Classic II was owned by Dr Thomas’ friend from 1996 to 1999. Currently, Dr Thomas is the fourth owner of the motorcycle, and it is still in its original condition. All it needed was a regular service, and it was good to go.
The motorcycle gets a black paint with contrasting red lines on the fuel tank and the side panel. Yezdi badge occupies the tank while the panels get 250 CL II branding. All the hardware, as aforementioned, is in stock condition. Up front, the round headlight gets a chrome mask. The front fender and suspension also get a chrome finish. Body-coloured cover protects the upper part of the conventional telescopic front forks. Twin-sided springs perform shock absorbing duties at the rear.
Above the headlight is the stock instrument console. Tall-set handlebar and forward set footrests offer upright ergonomics for a comfortable ride. The sight of twin-sided exhausts from the rear looks appealing.
Mechanical specifications include a 248.5 cc, air-cooled, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed transmission. The motor was tuned to deliver 13 bhp of maximum power at 4,750 rpm and 20.6 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. Nought to 60 kmph takes 4.6 seconds while the claimed top-speed is rated at 110 kmph.
Stopping power came from 160 mm twin cam double leading shoe at the front and 160 mm single cam, single leading shoe at the rear. The brakes could stop the motorcycle from 40 kmph to a standstill in 9.8 meters.