The bike selected for the journey was the 250 cc Yezdi D-250 Classic as it edged out the 350 cc Royal Enfield (Bullet) and the 175 cc Rajdoot.
Even with the extra 100 cc that the Bullet provided, (which could have come in handy on such a long and torturous journey across 21 countries on two continents), its weight coupled with the difficulty in maintaining made it come in second behind the Yezdi.
The Rajdoot with it's under-powered engine was never really a strong contender.
The Yezdi provided a nice balance between power and weight, and along with its ease of maintenance took the top spot.
Summary of each bikes shown below:
|Make/Model||Engine||Cylinder||Stroke||Tank Cap.||Weight||Top Speedd|
|Royal Enfield (Bullet)||350 cc||Single||4||14.5 litres||163 Kg||70 mph|
|Yezdi D-250 Classic||250 cc||Single||2||14.5 litres||53 mph|
|Rajdoot||175 cc||Single||2||9.2 litres||116 Kg||40 mph|