Classic Legends which reintroduced the Jawa motorcycles in India earlier this year, has revived the Yezdi India website, spurring speculation that the retro-styled two-wheeler could be seen on Indian roads in the near future. The Yezdi Instagram and Twitter handles have also been activated. Yezdi bikes, the successor to the Jawa motorcycle brand, were sold in India from 1973 to 1996.
The Yezdi official India website has been active for some time now, but it only gives information about old bikes. The Mahindra & Mahindra-owned Classic Legends is now selling Yezdi memorabilia like belts and T-shirts on the website.
Besides the Yezdi, Classic Legends is also likely to revive the Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) range of motorcycles in India. While the company is yet to confirm when the two brands will re-debut, it is possible that an all-new Yezdi bike could be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. Classic Legends has bought the rights to sell Jawa, Yezdi, and BSA two-wheelers in India.
Industry observers believe that since Yezdi and BSA have a good fan following in India, re-launching the two brands could turn out to be successful for Classic Legends. The company earlier claimed that it has received record bookings for the Jawa bikes and something similar could be expected for BSA and Yezdi.
Both the Yezdi and BSA bikes may borrow retain a number of components from Jawa. The latter, in turn, borrows from the Mahindra Mojo. The Jawa standard is hauled by the same liquid- cooled, single-cylinder 293cc motor which powers the Mojo. The four-stroke engine outputs 26.6PS maximum power and 28Nm peak torque. The Yezdi bikes may use a retuned 250cc version of the same engine. Both bikes are likely to have several common parts to bring down production costs. Classic Legends may aggressively price the Yezdi to be in a better position to challenge the Royal Enfield range.