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Welcome to the Yezdis of India Project. The magic of the Yezdi motorcycle has enamoured people of different age groups all over the country. Many of these individuals have dedicated their whole lives to this beautiful motorcycle. Many of these personalities are not with us anymore. Many more new stories are also being written on a daily basis. So we want to catalogue all the memories of this legendary motorcycle through this website.

 

Born to speed. An Irani’s racing story.

Born with the need for speed and a thirst for victory, Fairborz A. Irani, legendary racer and role model to thousands, opens up about a life filled with circuits, competition, and championships.

Special mission to the US for the SAS on Yezdis

Meet Satish, Arun and Stanley (SAS). Three supercharged adventurers, on two hardy Yezdis, dared to ride the American dream, from sea to shining sea. Come along and read this inspirational story of three young men and their two Yezdis.

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If you want to recommend someone who has dedicated their life to these incredible machines, then send their details to us and we would be happy to narrate their story. Or if you have some interesting historical information or images like old RC books etc., then please send them to us and we'll share them with the community.

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From the garage to racer and vintage collector

At 76, Babanrao Dixit still has a twinkle in his eye when the conversation involves a Yezdi. He still has the enthusiasm of a teen biker on his first long ride. Only the starlight grey shock of hair is a giveaway, of the 51 years he’s spent repairing and restoring these dream machines.

No special treatment, just give me a clean loo on trips

Pournima runs a snack shop during weekdays, and on weekends you'll find her on the highway speeding along on her trusty motorcycle. She's a huge inspiration to many women in the Yezdi community, and is a true motorcycling legend.

From a Guru Grandfather to a Guru Grandson

This love story started with Ganpatrao Mane, the grand-daddy of Yezdi motorcycles in Pune. His son Arun Ganpat Mane and grandson Abhijeet are currently steering the fortunes of their family-owned business on a very even keel. Their garage is a bounty hunter’s paradise for Yezdi parts.

Spiritually, all your Yezdi motorcycles are mine

Driving down Pune's buzzing Dandekar Pool Road, one can easily spot the famed Vishwakarma Garage, nestled in a small off-the-road bye lane. This modest workshop is the spiritual home for many Yezdis in Pune under Bhau and Sanjay's loving care.