New 2018 Yezdi 350 could be the first motorcycle to be launched under Yezdi Brand in India.
We informed you earlier that the iconic Yezdi bikes could be re-launched in the Indian two-wheeler market. Mahindra two-wheeler maker has confirmed that it will re-launch the Jawa brand of bikes in India in the next 2 years. If reports are to be believed, Mahindra could launch the new motorcycles under the Yezdi moniker that is already popular among Indians. The first motorcycle to be launched is likely to be the new 2018 Yezdi 350, which will be based on the 2017 Jawa 350. It is expected to be produced at the Mahindra’s Pithampur plant.
Mahindra is likely to re-launch this iconic brand in the country at the 14th edition of Delhi Auto Expo in February 2018. This motorcycle is expected to be powered by a 350cc, 4-stroke engine that produces 26bhp and 32Nm of torque. The new four-stroke motor meets Euro 4 emission norms in Europe. It will also get electronic fuel-injection and Anti-Lock Braking System. Furthermore, the bike could share parts from the Jawa 350. Read More – Yezdi Motorcycles Are Coming Back
It is expected that Mahindra could introduce the Yezdi brand at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. If reports are to be believed, the company could showcase the 2018 Yezdi 350 at the motor show. The bike will be produced at Mahindra’s Pithampur plant, and the production is likely to commence in late 2018. This will be an all-new bike, and is expected to be developed on the Jawa 350, which was launched in the European markets earlier this year. Mahindra is expected to launch this motorcycle in the Indian market by the end of 2018 or early 2019. The company will also export this bike to select international markets.
|Minimum||Rs 1.2 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.5 lakh|
With this motorcycle, Mahindra is aiming to target Royal Enfield buyers. There is a constant increase in demand for off-road and retro-modern looking bikes in the country. In order to capitalize on the growing demand for retro-modern motorcycles, Mahindra is aiming to price this competitively. We believe that this 350cc bike could be priced around Rs 1.25 lakh – Rs 1.5 lakh.
This new retro-modern looking motorcycle is likely to share engine setup from the Jawa 250. It will be powered by the single-cylinder 350cc engine, which is sourced from Chinese engine manufacturer Shineray. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 26bhp and a peak torque of 32Nm. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 4-speed gearbox. In India, the motorcycle could feature a 5-speed gearbox. If reports are to be believed, the bike could also get an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as optional safety feature.
The new Yezdi could also use the Mahindra Mojo’s engine, which is a 292cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit. This motor churns out 27bhp of maximum power at 8,000rpm and 30Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. It will be coupled to a 5-speed gearbox that drives power to the rear wheels.
It is quite early to comment on the fuel efficiency of this retro-styled motorcycle. We expect this motorcycle could return around 30kmpl on highways and 25kmpl in city.
The Jawa 350 is claimed to have a top speed of 120kmph. It is expected that the India-spec model will have similar figure.
|Other Details||2018 Yezdi 350|
|Front Suspension||150mm telescopic forks|
|Rear Suspension||80mm telescopic|
|Brakes||Front disc & rear drum|
The motorcycle is expected to ride on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels shod with 100/90 and 130/70 tyres at the front and rear, respectively. The bike is likely to have a seat height of 760mm, while the wheelbase stands at 1,420mm. It is expected to have a dry weight of 154kgs. Similar to the Jawa 350 motorcycle, the bike could have 17-litres of fuel tank.
Braking duties will be carried out by a 305mm front disc and a 160mm drum brake at the rear. Suspension mechanism of the bike will comprise of 150mm telescopic forks and 80mm telescopic at the front and rear, respectively.
Likely to be based on 2017 Jawa 350, the new Yezdi 350 will have retro-modern styling and a new 350cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine.