2022 Yezdi Roadster vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350: Photo Comparison
This is Yezdi’s first ever cruiser offering and here’s how it stacks up against the Meteor 350
Along with the Adventure and the Scrambler, Yezdi surprised everyone by launching its first ever cruiser bike called the Yezdi Roadster. It is the most affordable ticket to the Yezdi brand and aims to take on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Curious to know how the Roadster matches up against the likeable Meteor 350? Well, here’s a photo comparison to help you form an opinion.
The Yezdi Roadster and Royal Enfield Meteor 350 take similar design approaches but look quite different.
Then we come to the middle. The Meteor 350 feels more cruiser-like here with its taller handlebar and front-set foot pegs, whereas the Roadster has mid-set foot pegs.
On the tail end, both bikes are considerate about pillion comfort and offer backrests (standard on Roadster and in some variants on the Meteor). The Roadster’s tail further features a chopped fender, again making it the sportier offering between the two.
Coming to the techy bits, the Yezdi Roadster packs an LED headlight, a negative LCD instrument cluster, and dual-channel ABS, but misses out on USB ports, and LED indicators, which its siblings get.
Meanwhile, the Meteor 350 gets the basics right with its digi-analogue instrument cluster but misses out on any sort of LEDs. It does get LED DRL at front and backHowever, its purposeful Tripper navigation pod gives it the win here.
Under the skin, the Yezdi Roadster uses a Jawa Perak-derived 334cc engine putting out 29.7PS and 29Nm, 9.5PS and 2Nm more than what the Meteor 350 manages. Further, the Roadster gets a 6-speed gearbox and a slip-and-assist clutch, both missing on the Royal Enfield.
In terms of underpinnings, both bikes are fairly basic with a telescopic fork and dual shock absorbers. But the Roadster, once again, comes out on top, thanks to a more prominent braking setup with 20mm bigger discs at both ends. Unlike its more premium siblings, there aren’t any ABS modes for the Roadster.
Prices of the Yezdi Roadster start from Rs 1,98,142 maxing out at Rs 2,06,142. As for base variants, the Roadster undercuts the Meteor by around Rs 3,000, but when considering the top variants, this gap stretches up to nearly Rs 11,000.
And this Rs 11,000 price advantage seals the deal for the Yezdi Roadster, in our opinion.