Yezdi Roadking Sketch
Fret not, the Roadking will come back

Yezdi has revealed that the new generation Roadking is under development

When Yezdi came to life once again, the Roadking was arguably the first model the country wanted to see the company make. But, the brand owned by Classic Legends launched 3 other motorcycles instead.

While deliveries of the Adventure, Roadster and Scrambler have commenced across the country, it has come to light that the Roadking will indeed make a comeback as the company’s flagship motorcycle.

Co-founder of Classic Legends, Anupam Thareja has admitted that the new Roadking is indeed under development and also revealed that it will be underpinned by an all-new platform unlike the 3 bikes Yezdi has fielded in the market.

So, the Yezdi Roadking will be a flagship (read middleweight) product based on a new platform and what other brand does Classic Legends own that makes a middleweight model? Yup, BSA Motorcycles.

Only last month did BSA showcase an all-new 650cc bike named the Gold Star to the world. It had classic styling, but a liquid-cooled, 652cc single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve motor making 45 BHP and 55 Nm.

BSA Gold Star Reveal
The BSA Gold Star will also come to India, possibly in 2023

Its had a 5-speed gearbox that works with an assist and slipper clutch and the bike, which features Brembo brakes, weighs 213 kg (wet), which is not shabby.

Thus, the new Yezdi Roadking is likely to share the chassis and powertrain of the BSA Gold Star, as it is hard to imagine Classic Legends investing in a brand-new platform having just created one.

Of course, it will look different to the BSA model, and if the other Yezdis are anything to go by, the Roadking will come with LED lights, digital instrument cluster and swanky colourways.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 rival is expected to arrive by next year, but development times could change based on how the pandemic drags on.