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Benelli sister firm Keeway Motor to launch in India on Could 17 | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Qianjiang-owned model has a presence in over 60 nations, predominantly providing 125cc to 200cc bikes. It’s scheduled to unveil its maiden product right here on Could 17.

A brand new producer is about to enter the Indian market, within the type of Keeway Motor. Benelli India has teased the launch of its sister firm and the incoming producer is scheduled to unveil its maiden product or merchandise on Could 17.

  • Owned by Qianjiang Group, Benelli’s guardian organisation
  • Sells primarily 125cc to 200cc bikes worldwide
  • Additionally has some electrical two-wheelers in its portfolio

Whereas Keeway Motor could also be a brand new title to most individuals in India, the corporate’s web site suggests it has a sizeable world presence, promoting its two-wheelers in over 60 nations. Its path into India is paved by sister firm Benelli – each corporations are owned by the Qianjiang Group, which in flip is owned by Geely (one in every of China’s main automakers and the biggest shareholder in Volvo).

Whereas the corporate hasn’t revealed any particulars concerning the merchandise it can unveil in India on Could 17, its world line-up consists of predominantly 125cc fashions, masking each bikes and scooters. There are additionally fashions within the 150-250cc vary, in addition to some 500cc fashions that appear to be primarily based on their Benelli counterparts. (They even characteristic ‘502’ of their title tags, like many half-litre Benellis, though the engine really displaces 486cc.)

Along with the petrol-powered choices, the corporate additionally has an electrical scooter in its portfolio: the E-Zi Mini. With producers tripping over one another to leap on the EV bandwagon, there’s a distinct chance of Keeway introducing the e-scooter right here. As bought within the UK, it’s powered by a 1kW hub motor and will get a 0.96kWh Li-ion battery good for a claimed 45km of vary.
 

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