In the 1980s, the phrase "Ambassador for a week boy, gunshot for a macho guy, Yezdi for every man" became popular. The firm Yezdi of Java, which had covered its sack 25 years ago, is knocking again in India now. At the time, the Java business produced the Yezdi bike. The Java firm was founded in 1929 by Czech Republic businessman František Janeček. Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the king of Mysore, and Rustam Irani, a Parsi businessman, are two notable figures who brought the Java Company to India. In 1973, the Jawa firm, which had arrived in India in 1960, was renamed Yezdi.
To support the indigenous firm, the government banned the import of various vehicles from overseas, including automobiles and motorcycles, in 1950. Similarly, until 1973, the Czech Republic's Java business manufactured the Yezdi firm's bike, but the Java company's licence permission lapsed the same year.
Rustom Irani chose to pursue the firm on his own rather than accept the licence. Rustam registered his corporation under the name Yezdi with the Indian government. At the same time, Rustam Irani agreed with the Java firm, bringing the company to India and launching Jawa under the name Yezdi is a wholly local manner. The king of Mysore Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar was also very fond of bikes. He liked Jawa's racing bike Yezdi very much.
Jayachamarajendra felt that there are millions of people who like this bike in India. In such a situation, he gave 25 acres of land to the Java Company in Mysore. Jayachamarajendra himself was present when the company was established in the city of Mysore in 1960.
Then a year later, the company's first bike 'Java 250-Type 353' was launched. It was well-received after the launch. Talking about the end of this bike, in the 90s, Hero Honda and Kawasaki launched 100 cc bikes, in which people got the average along with the peak. Economically people liked these bikes and bike lovers distanced themselves from Yezdi. But the current trend of powerful bikes has made a comeback of the Yezdi.
After forming his company, Irani launched the first 250cc Yezdi bike in 1961. The company has sold this bike in more than 60 countries. The company made its slogan 'Forever Bike, Forever Value'. Yezdi's Roadking, Classic, CLII, Deluxe and Monarch models were once a favourite among youngsters. After this, the company also launched two more models Jawa 50, Jawa 50 Type 555. Jawa reached every village of the country through the bikes of these three models. Then Jawa launched the first bike named Yezdi 'Yezdi Jet 60'.
It is being told that a 334cc single-cylinder engine can be found in Yezdi Roadking. This engine generates 30 bhp max power and 32.74 Nm peak torque. According to the information, a 6-speed gearbox can be found on the bike. Not only this, the motorcycle will get a 21-inch spoke wheel at the front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear. There will also be disc brakes on both sides. Its price can be up to Rs 1.60 lakh.
For three decades, no company could compete with these racing bikes of Jawa. The popularity of Yezdi in India can be gauged from the fact that till now more than 18 models of this bike have come on the market.