Yezdi Roadster vs CB350 vs Meteor 350: COMPARO

Roadster vs CB350 vs Meteor – Here is a direct spec comparison between these three retro cruiser rivals. Let’s see where does the Yezdi stand…

Today, we are comparing three direct competitors in the popular 300 cc cruiser segment – The Yezdi Roadster vs. Royal Enfield Meteor 350 vs. Honda H’ness CB350. 

Let’s have a look:

Roadster vs CB350 vs Meteor – Spec Comparo

  1. Engine – 

The engine configuration of the Roadster is better among the three as it is the only motor that comes with a DOHC set-up. It is also the only motorcycle that comes with liquid cooling.

The Roadster is also the most powerful motorcycle in this trio, however, the CB350 churns the highest torque among all and is equipped with an Assist & Slipper Clutch. Also, while both Meteor and CB350 have 15 liter fuel tank capacity, the Roadster comes with 3.5 L less. 

NameYezdi RoadsterRoyal Enfield Meteor Honda H’ness
TypeSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, liquid-cooled, Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC,Air-cooledSingle-cylinder 4-stroke, SOHC, Air-cooled
Displacement334 cc349 cc348.36 cc
Maximum Power29.7 PS @ 7300 RPM 20.5 PS @ 6100 RPM21.1 PS @ 5500 RPM
Maximum Torque29 Nm @ 6500 RPM27 Nm @ 4000 RPM30 Nm @ 3000 RPM
ClutchWet, multi-plateWet, multi-plateWet, multi-plate with Assist and Slipper system
Fuel Capacity12.5 L15 L15 L
  1. Chassis and Suspension Set-up – 

The only thing we can tell here is that the Roadster has the best ground clearance amongst the three. 

NameYezdi RoadsterRoyal Enfield Meteor Honda H’ness
Frame TypeDual CradleTwin Downtube Spine Half duplex cradle
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork and Coil-springTelescopic Telescopic
Front Sus. Travel130 mm
Rear SuspensionTwin shock absorbers with gas canistersTwin-tube emulsion shocks with 6-step adjustable preloadTwin-hydraulic
Rear Sus. Travel 
Ground Clearance 175 mm170 mm166 mm
Roadster vs CB350 vs Meteor 350
  1. Dimensions – 

Expectedly, the H’ness is the lightest among the three cruisers and the Royal Enfield is the heaviest. However, the Meteor has the shortest seat height which should accommodate riders of various stature. 

NameYezdi RoadsterRoyal Enfield Meteor Honda H’ness
Wheelbase1440 mm1400 mm1441 mm
Seat Height 790 mm765 mm 800 mm 
Kerb Weight (dry)184 kg191 kg181 kg
  1. Brakes and Tyres – 

The Roadster has the largest front rotor while the Meteor has the biggest disc at the rear. Both Meteor and H’ness has the largest tyre profile in the front while the H’ness has the largest rear tyre profile. 

NameYezdi RoadsterRoyal Enfield Meteor Honda H’ness
Front Brake320 mm disc300 mm disc310 mm disc
Rear Brake240 mm disc270 mm disc240 mm disc
Front Tyre18” – 100/9019” – 100/9019” – 100/90
Rear Tyre17” – 130/8017” – 140/7018” – 130/70
Roadster vs CB350 vs Meteor 350

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  1. Miscellaneous – 
NameYezdi RoadsterRoyal Enfield Meteor Honda H’ness
Instrumentation All-digital AnalogueAnalogue + digital
Mobile ConnectivityNoNoYes
GPS NavigationNoTripper NavigationYes
Final DriveChainChainChain

The CB350 has the best feature set among all the three. It gets a combination of analogue and digital display which has all the Bluetooth connectivity features along with the GPS navigation capabilities. The Roadster only gets an LCD display with basic information while the Meteor gets an analogue system with a small Tripper Navigation display. 

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  1. Price – 
NameYezdi RoadsterRoyal Enfield Meteor Honda H’ness
PriceStarts at Rs. 1,98,142/-Starts at Rs. 2,01, 448/-Starts at Rs. 1,96,239/-

Surprisingly, the Honda is the most affordable here, followed by the Roadster whereas the Meteor is the costliest.

However, a bike is much more than the features it gets. Another important aspect is how a bike rides and how it feels. To understand this, we have to first ride the new Roadster to see where it stands in this rivalry.