Here is a beautiful documentary about the Yezdi motorcycle. Born originally as the Jawa, it was a model made by the legendary Czechoslovakian motorcycle marquee. For decades the Indian motorcycle market consisted of three local manufacturers Rajdoot, Jawa/Yezdi, and Bullet Enfield. And the Jawa/Yezdi was the “cafe racer” of the day.
I remember riding one that was owned by good friend Jehangir Bhoot, and I must say they were fun. Many unique features in the bike including the commom kickstarter/gearshifter.
After the Jawa agreement ended, the Irani family; who were the manufacturers changed the name to Yezdi….and this little know fact is the Zarathushti connection the motorcycle marquee.
Every place has its identity & culture. One of the ways Bangalore is identified is through its Jawa Yezdi subculture.
Jawa Yezdi bikes have always
been an owner’s pride.
Regardless of subcultures being small; always great happiness comes in small packages. Cherish the passion in the Jawa Yezdi subculture for its uniqueness & for its ‘Forever Value’