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India’s most expensive ‘retro scooter’ is here, & it’s costlier than a Maruti Alto

Hungarian two-wheeler manufacturer, Keeway recently entered the Indian market. They launched the three products. There is K-Light 250V, Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i. The Sixties 300i might be the most interesting product from the manufacturer because it looks like a retro scooter but is modern in every other way.

India’s most expensive ‘retro scooter’ is here, & it’s costlier than a Maruti Alto

The scooter is priced at Rs. 2.99 lakhs ex-showroom which some might say is quite a lot. It does not even have any direct competitors. The closest scooter in terms of design is the Vespa SXL 150 but it belongs to a different segment altogether. You can book the Sixties 300i by paying Rs. 10,000.

The design of the Keeway Sixties 300i looks very retro with a basic looking LED headlamp with a turn indicator mounted on the apron. From the side, we can see that the design of the seat looks very similar to the old scooters. There are a lot of chrome highlights used to give a premium look. Moreover, if you get the Matte Blue paint job then the tyres look like they have a white wall finish. The scooter is also being offered in Matte Black and Matte White.

India’s most expensive ‘retro scooter’ is here, & it’s costlier than a Maruti Alto

It has a decent amount of under-seat storage. The position of the fuel tank cap is quite interesting, it is on the floorboard. The fuel tank capacity itself is 10 litres. There is a semi-digital instrument cluster and a USB port is placed in the apron to charge the mobile devices.

Braking duties are done by disc brakes in the front as well as at the rear. There is a dual-channel Anti-lock braking system on offer. The wheel size is 12-inches and the tyre size is 120/70 R12. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks in the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear.

India’s most expensive ‘retro scooter’ is here, & it’s costlier than a Maruti Alto

The scooter measures 1,985 mm in length, 720 mm in width and has a height of 1,170 mm. With a seat height of 790 mm, most of the riders should not have any issue putting their foot down. The ground clearance of the scooter is 140 mm and the wheelbase of 1,390 mm. At 146 kg kerb weight, the scooter is not too heavy.

Powering the Sixties 300i is a 278.2 cc, single-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled and gets fuel injection. It produces 18.7 bhp of max power at 6,500 rpm and 22 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm.

Keeway Vieste 300

India’s most expensive ‘retro scooter’ is here, & it’s costlier than a Maruti Alto

The manufacturer also launched another scooter called Veiste 300. It is designed as a max-scooter and looks much more modern than the Sixties 300i. It is powered by the same engine too. Differences include a different design, a different instrument cluster, a cubby hole in the apron, a quad projector LED setup and 13-inch wheels. It is also priced at Rs. 2.99 lakhs ex-showroom.

Keeway K-Light 250V

India’s most expensive ‘retro scooter’ is here, & it’s costlier than a Maruti Alto

The K-Light 250V looks like a modern cruiser-styled motorcycle. It gets a 249 cc, V-twin, air-cooled engine that produces 18.7 hp of max power and 19 Nm of peak torque. The rear wheel is driven using a belt drive. The motorcycle uses 16-inch alloy wheels in the front as well as at the rear. Up-front there are up-side down forks while at the rear there are twin gas-charged shock absorbers.