Let us know all about the Yezdi Scrambler. It is launched as an urban cruiser with off-road capabilities, it will rival the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter, the Honda CB 350 RS & the Jawa 42. The Scrambler is one of the three new motorcycles Yezdi has re-entered the market with. The Scrambler is designed to offer a spirit of unapologetic fun- Yezdi says. But is it really fun though? Read till the end to know.
The Yezdi Scrambler is designed for riders looking out for great performance along with the comfort & practicality of a daily rider. The Scrambler is also a subtle off-roader in disguise. It’s a perfect chameleon, as it can change its riding dynamics, quicker than you could shift those gears. It’s fast enough to get you a speeding ticket, agile enough to snake through the traffic & tough enough to tackle the weekend trails.
The Scrambler follows a mix of a naked & 2-stroke dirt bike’s design language as compared to the other Yezdi being launched. The front fascia is somewhat identical to the Yezdi Adventure, but gaze at it for a second or two & you can find out the differences in two. For instance, the Scrambler gets a high mounted fender at the front above the mudguard. The black boots covering the shock absorbers, compliment the blacked out mud guard. The Fuel tank of the Scrambler is typical Yezdi, with a round touch to it. The seats are simple and continuous with no difference in the seating position between the rider and the pillion. The rider gets a commanding-upright seating & handlebar position. The speedometer is however unconventional here with just one pod.
What sets the Scrambler apart from the lot are the twin exhausts that are placed on either side of the rear end, sporting a fun & performance look. Although the exhaust manifold only houses one port for the exhaust, the port is bifurcated into twin tips externally.
The engine used in this unapologetic-fun Yezdi Scrambler, is the same as the Yezdi Adventure, but with a different tuning. The Scrambler is powered by a 343 cc single cylinder engine, which is fit enough to deliver 29.1 HP@ 8000 rpms & 28.2 Nm of Torque @ 6750rpms. Yezdi has tuned this engine to provide a flat torque curve, to provide a throaty torque delivery across the rev range.
To make sure that the Scrambler can handle a fair bit of off-roading, it is manufactured with the right set of suspension as well. The front gets telescopic fork and coil springs whereas the rear gets dual shock absorbers with gas canisters, which offer a suspension travel of 150 mm at the front and 130 mm at the rear. What further enhances the off-road performance are the ground clearance of 200 mm & the tyre setup. The tyres being used here are the block patterned MRF Zapper Kurve tyres. The size of the wheels up front are 19″, whereas the rear ones are 17”. The wire-spoke design speaks out loud about the fun nature of the Scrambler.
The Scrambler weighs 182 Kg & comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12.5 Liters to offer a long range while touring. The wheelbase measures 1403 mm & the seat height is a generous 800 mm.
The tough chassis ensures the quick & nimble maneuvering of the bike through urban traffic & at the same time it can also handle rugged rough terrain.
Few safety features that the Scrambler gets are dual channel ABS with switchable modes for Road, Rain & Off-Road. This ABS system is engineered by Continental. Braking is on point as well, with disc brakes both at front and the rear.
Other features that the Scrambler gets are LED headlights & tail lights, LCD instrument cluster & a handlebar mounted USB charger.
So, at a starting price of Rs 2.05 Lakhs, it gets a generous feature list and power figures. It is offered in six color options, while the range topping dual tone color option is priced at Rs 2.11 Lakhs. Considering its price range and segment, it will rival the likes of Honda CB 350 RS, its own sibling Jawa 42 & the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter.
- Commanding-Upright Seating & Handlebar Position
- Sporty Twin Exhausts
- 343 cc Single Cylinder Engine
- 29.1 HP@ 8000 rpm
- 28.2 Nm Torque @ 6750 rpm
- Flat Torque Curve
- Front Suspension Travel- 150mm
- Rear Suspension Travel- 130mm
- Ground Clearance – 200 mm
- Weight – 182 Kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 12.5 L
- Wheelbase – 1403 mm
- Dual Disc Brakes
- Dual Channel ABS with Road, Rain & Off-Road Modes
- Single Tone Colours – Fire Orange, Yelling Yellow, Outlaw Olive
- Dual Tone Colours – Rebel Red, Mean Green & Midnight Blue
- Price- Rs 2.05-2.11 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom)