Hungarian two-wheeler brand Keeway, which is also Benelli’s sister company, has made its debut in India with the unveiling of three new products – Keeway K-Light 250V cruiser motorcycle, Keeway Vieste 300 maxi-scoter and Keeway Sixties 300i scooter. In addition to these, the bike manufacturer has announced that they will launch five more products in the country in 2022.
Keeway, which is owned by Qianjiang Group of China – the same company that also owns Benelli, will manage Benelli India. Keeway was formed in 1999 and claims to have supplied its products to 98 countries.
Keeway also revealed that all three of its new bikes will be brought through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route and will be assembled internally at the Benelli plant. Bookings for the new two-wheelers have already started and can be done online for Rs 10,000. Delivery may begin in late May or early next month. The price of the new model will be revealed soon.
The company’s future launch could include another cruiser, two retro street motorcycles, a nude road and a race replica bike. The company further claims that its two-wheeler will be complemented by the latest technology on offer and will come with features like built-in GPS, remote engine cut-off and Keeway Connect app.
Kiway K-Lite 250V
The Keeway K-Light 250V is a cruiser motorcycle and has a large sculptural tank. The bike has an instrument cluster, a round headlight, a contour seat for the rider, dual exhaust pipes and a swingarm-mounted mudguard. The new K-Light 250V has disc brakes on both ends and a 20-liter fuel tank. It will be offered in three color options – matte black, matte blue and matte dark gray.
The K-Light 250V is also equipped with dual-channel ABS, LED headlights and taillights. The new K-Light 250V will go against cars like the Royal Enfield Meteor, the Yezdi Roadster and the Benelli Imperial.
The new Cruiser motorcycle has a 249 cc V-Twin engine that develops 18.4 bhp and 19 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Interestingly, the company is the first motorcycle to get a V-twin engine and a belt drive system. The bike has a telescopic fork at the front and hydraulic shock at the rear.
Keeway Vieste 300
The Keeway Vieste 300 is powered by a 278.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine that produces 18.4 bhp and 22 Nm of torque. The new Maxi-Scooter comes with features like a tinted windscreen, a split seat set-up, an analog and digital instrument cluster, LED tail-lights and keyless operation.
The new Maxi-Scooter comes with a telescopic fork at the front and hydraulic suspension at the rear. It has a 12-liter fuel tank and is equipped with dual-channel ABS with front and rear disc brakes. The Vieste 300 will be offered in three colors – Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte White.
Keeway Sixties 300i
The Keeway Sixties 300i, as the name implies, gets the same 278 cc single-cylinder engine used in a retro classic scooter and the Vieste 300.
The retro classic scooter comes with features like dual-channel ABS, LED lighting and multi-function ignition. The Sixties 300i will be available as an alternative in three colors – matte light blue, matte white and matte gray.