On the occasion of 15th International Jawa Day, members of Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcyle Club attempt to set a Guinness Record. A total of 418 Yezdi brand of bikes and their proud owners participated in a rally around Bangalore on 9th July starting from St Joseph’s Indian High School Grounds to qualify for the ‘Largest Parade of Yezdi Bikes’.
|First bike to register for Guinness Record attempt|
The 15th International Jawa Day celebrations witnessed large participation from both the young and old and saw a total of over 550 bikes across both the Jawa, CZ and Yezdi brands. These brands have been out of production since 1996 after the Ideal Jawa factory shut shop in Mysore.
To comply with the rules of Guinness, all 418 participating Yezdi bikes were strictly scrutinized, photographed and numbered by marshals. All eligible participants went on a 5 km parade around Kanteerva Stadium and Chinnaswamy Stadium to qualify for the record. The entire event was covered live to adhere to the rules.
Once the riders assembled back at the venue, a formal function was held to recognize all the senior riders from yesteryears along with mechanics and members of various clubs. This year, riders from Mangalore, Mysore, Mumbai, Pune, Nagercoil and various parts of Kerala rode all the way to Bangalore to participate in the Guinness attempt. Sharing some media coverage carried in Deccan Herald and Economic Times post the event.
Back in 2015, BJYMC entered the Limca Book of Records for the ‘Largest Gathering of out-of-production Jawa Yezdi bikes in India’ with over 537 Jawa and Yezdi Bikes.