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Keeway launches Okay300 N bare and Okay300 R sportbike in India | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Costs begin at Rs 2.65 lakh for the Okay300 N and Rs 2.99 lakh for the Okay300 R.

Keeway India has launched two new sporty machines, the Okay300 N bare bike and the Okay300 R sportbike, in India. The Okay300 N is priced from Rs 2.65 lakh-2.85 lakh and the Okay300 R is priced from Rs 2.99 lakh-3.20 lakh. Each bikes are based mostly on the identical platform and share almost all their underpinnings.

  • Powered by a 27.5hp, 25Nm, 292cc engine
  • Out there in a selection of three colours- white, pink and black
  • Rivals embody the BMW G 310 R and RR, and the Honda CB300F and R

Keeway Okay300 N bare bike and Okay300 R sportbike: engine and underpinnings

Powering the Okay300 N and the Okay300 R is a 292.4cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine making 27.5hp at 8,750rpm and 25 Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, and nestling these engines is a trellis body. Each bikes characteristic a 6-speed gearbox mated to a slipper clutch. 

So far as the chassis is worried, each bikes have a metal trellis body, suspended by a 37mm fork and a monoshock. 

Braking duties are dealt with by a 4-piston caliper biting down on a 292mm disc on the entrance and a single-piston caliper biting down on a 220mm disc on the rear, with ABS as commonplace. Tyre sizes are just like what’s discovered on this phase with forged alloy rims shod with a 110/70-17 tyre up entrance and a 140/60-17 tyre on the rear. 

The Okay300 N has a comparatively increased seat peak of 795mm in comparison with the 780mm on the Okay300 R, though neither of those bikes are notably tall. The Okay300 N ideas the scales at a svelte 151kg in comparison with the comparatively heavier fully-faired Okay300 R, which is available in at 165kg. Gas capability stands at 12.5 litres on the Okay300 N and 12 litres for the Okay300 R, which is in the identical ballpark as its chief rivals. Whereas the 150mm of floor clearance on the Okay300 N must be sufficient, the Okay300 R solely has a somewhat worrying 135mm, making it one of many lowest within the phase.

Keeway Okay300 N bare bike and Okay300 R sportbike: design, colors and options

The Okay300 N sports activities typical sporty bare bike styling with angular panels and an aggressive stance, whereas the Okay300 R has typical sportbike styling with a fully-faired design and clip-on handlebars. Each bikes characteristic a neat underslung exhaust, all-LED lighting and a digital show. The Okay300 N and the Okay300 R can each be had in a selection of three colors – white, pink and black. Nonetheless, the Okay300 N has a matte end to it, whereas the Okay300 R has a shiny end to its paint.

It have to be famous that the bare bike sports activities an identical design because the CF Moto 300NK that was on sale in India, whereas the Okay300 R seems to be just like the CF Moto 300SR that’s bought in worldwide markets. A have a look at CFMoto’s worldwide web site reveals that the Keeway bikes have the identical specs and design components, which means that these Keeway’s might certainly be rebadged CFMoto bikes.

Keeway Okay300 N bare bike and Okay300 R sportbike: rivals

The Okay300 N and Okay300 R’s costs differ relying on the color you select, and they’re positioned squarely towards the BMW G 310 R, the lately launched G 310 RR sportbike in addition to the Honda CB300R. Nonetheless, when it comes to engine output, they rival bikes just like the Honda CB300F and the considerably cheaper Suzuki Gixxer 250 and its faired sibling, the SF 250.

Would you go for these Keeway merchandise over their extra established rivals? Tell us within the feedback part under.

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