Yezdi ADV Bike Spotted Again, Bears An Uncanny Resemblance To Royal Enfield Himalayan
This time around, the spy shots show us a clear view of the front portion of the Yezdi adventure bike
- The Yezdi ADV is likely to be launched next year.
- The ergonomics are upright, with slightly rear-set footpegs.
- Gets a larger front spoke wheel and a smaller rear unit for optimum off-road dynamics.
Looks like Yezdi is keen on stealing Royal Enfield’s thunder. In March, the Yezdi Roadking Scrambler was spotted testing for the first time, and things started to get a little more interesting last month as the Roadking was seen testing again, alongside a new adventure bike. This time around, the same ADV has been spotted again, but the latest spy shots give us a clearer view of the front portion of the motorcycle.
A fleeting glance instantly reminds us of the Royal Enfield Himalayan, as the test bike sports the same beak-type front fender, circular headlamp (though it gets an LED headlight unlike the Himalayan’s old-school halogen unit) with a short windshield, and minimal body panels. The headlight, too, has been mounted to the triple clamp unlike the tank brace-mounted one on the Himalayan.
The single-piece handlebar is tall and wide. This, coupled with the split seat setup, offers an upright riding stance. However, the rider’s footpeg is slightly rear-set. We’re yet to see how it would impact stand-up riding as that particular stance will be used by several riders while going off the road. It also gets a pair of saddle stays and a tail rack for better touring capabilities. Geeks will be happy to know that the bike gets a proper full-digital instrument cluster. We wouldn’t be surprised if it came with smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, as that seems to be the norm for most of the modern two-wheelers nowadays. Moreover, it will be ideal for the Yezdi ADV as it’s meant for touring.
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The bike is likely to be powered by the same 293cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine as the Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two. In the retro roadsters, the motor churns out 27.33PS and 27.02Nm. We hope Yezdi tweaks the engine differently to suit the ADV’s demeanour.
The chassis is suspended on a long-travel telescopic front fork (with the test bike sporting a fork gaiter) and a rear monoshock. The upswept exhaust and the high ground clearance should ensure decent water-wading capabilities. Yezdi has also equipped the bike with a larger front spoke wheel (looks like a 21-inch unit), and a smaller one at the rear (likely to be a 17-incher), with disc brakes at both ends.
The bike doesn’t look too far away from production, so expect the bikemaker to launch the adventure tourer early next year. It could be priced at around Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom), and will directly rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which retails at Rs 2,10,373 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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