The Hungarian Motorcycle and Scooter manufacturer Keeway owned by the Qianjiang Group of China has finally made its India debut with the three of its products at once. The company unveiled its K-Light 250V cruiser motorcycle, the Vieste 300 maxi-scooter and the Sixties 300i scooter at the event.
Interested customers can book any of the Keeway two-wheelers for Rs 10,000 by visiting the company’s website and they will be able to take test drives from the 26 of this month. As of yet, the pricing of the vehicles has not been revealed by Keeway but we can expect them to release at the time of the launch which has been scheduled for next week.
Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, KEEWAY India at the unveiling of the Keeway products said, “We are privileged and excited to introduce the young and energetic Hungarian marque “Keeway” to the Indian Market. We at Benelli India have been successfully operating in the uber-competitive Indian mobility market for years.” He further added, “In our tenure of catering to the unique needs of the Indian motoring enthusiast, we identified a requirement for an attractively designed, well-powered and reliably performing mobility products that are attuned to the price and quality conscious Indian buyer. To fulfill this need, we identified Benelli’s youthful Hungarian sibling Keeway as the right partner for us.”
Of the three products unveiled by Keeway, the first is the K-Light 250V cruiser. The modern low-slung cruiser is a handsome yet unique bike for the 250cc cruiser segment as it is the first motorcycle in its class to get a V-twin engine along with a belt drive system. The K-Light 250V cruiser is powered by a quarter-litre air-cooled, 4-valve, V-twin engine that pushes out 18.7hp of maximum power and 19Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission. For the suspension, it gets a USD fork at the front and hydraulic shocks at the rear.
Additionally, the K-Light 250V cruiser gets disc brakes on both ends with dual-channel ABS. It also comes fitted with a 120/80 R16 front tyre and a 140/70 R16 rear tyre with alloys. In terms of design, the cruiser features a big sculpted 20L fuel tank with the instrument cluster moulded on. It also gets a round LED headlight, LED tail lamp as well as dual exhaust pipes and a swingarm-mounted mudguard and number plate holder. Keeway will be offering the K-Light scooter in three colours, namely Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte Dark Grey.
The second vehicle unveiled by the Hungarian two-wheeler manufacturer was the Vieste 300 maxi scooter. Powered by a 278cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine that produces a power output of 18.7hp at 6500rpm and 22Nm at 6000rpm, the Vieste 300 is a mighty scooter. It gets a telescopic fork at the front and hydraulic shocks at the rear. Meanwhile for braking it comes equipped with a 240mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS. The maxi scooter also gets 13-inch alloy wheels with a 110/70 front tyre and a 130/70 rear tyre along with a 12-litre fuel tank.
Design-wise the Vieste 300 maxi scooter features an angular front apron with the headlight assembly fitted in it. It gets four LED projector headlamps with two on each housing. Additionally, it also comes with a tinted front windscreen, LED tail lamp, a semi-digital instrument cluster and keyless operation. Keeway will offer three colours for its maxi-scooter – Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte White.
Last but not the least, Keeway at the event also unveiled the Sixties 300i scooter as well. The retro-styled scooter as suggested by its moniker is inspired by the scooters from the 1960s. The scooter resembles the old Vespa’s but with Keeway’s modern twist added to it. The Sixties 300i features a grille on the front apron along with a LED hexagonal headlight, split seats and ’Sixties’ badging on the front.
In terms of its powerplant, the Sixties 300i shares its heart with the same 278.2cc, single-cylinder engine as the Vieste 300. As for the difference, the retro scooter gets a smaller 10-litre fuel tank and smaller 12-inch wheels when compared to its maxi-scooter sibling. Apart from these, like the Vieste 300, the Sixties 300i gets LED lighting, disc brakes at the front and rear with dual-channel ABS, a multi-function ignition switch, and a choice between the three colours available – Matte Light Blue, Matte White and Matte Grey.