Yezdi was always 250cc ..350 is a news for me .
BTW I was wondering why Yezdi became history ?
I never like Yezdi in those times (I was 10) due to its noise ..duh duh dhuh.. and once I got hurt while playing with its wheels.
Most of the Jawas/Yezdis manufactured in India were 250cc single cylinder two stroke models. The 350cc model had a had two-stroke two cylinder engine fed by a single carburettor. In technology terms it was way behind the only other two stroke 350cc bike made in India - the Yamaha RD 350 and failed miserably in the market.
Yezdi became history because of pollution norms and consequent changes in market dynamics. The two stroke engine could not meet the ever tightening emission norms and the market too slowly moved to fuel efficient four strokes. The Iranis (owners of the company) could not keep pace with times and the Yezdi died a slow and painful (to the enthusiasts) death. Ever wondered why there is not even a single two-stroke motorcycle being produced and sold in India today?
Surprisingly, the company website still exists
IDEAL JAWA ( INDIA ) LIMITED
I never heard of 350 but 250 I had used for a short period (a friends two wheeler dealer had one ). the one with kicker and gear shift rod the same. I don't know why they decided to do it like that.
The design was common on eastern block motorcycles and was introduced to eliminate superfluous parts and achieve economy in design/manufacture. Jawas/Yezdis also featured an auto clutch mechanism whereby one could change the gear without depressing the clutch and you would be surprised to know that in the 1960s, this design was borrowed by Honda !