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Keeway unveils Okay-Mild 250V, Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i for Indian market | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Keeway plans to convey eight merchandise to India in 2022, together with two retro-style avenue bikes and a race reproduction.

Hungarian model Keeway has formally entered the Indian market and has unveiled three merchandise that might be launching subsequent week – the Okay-Mild 250V cruiser motorbike, the Vieste 300 maxi-scooter and the Sixties 300i scooter. All three merchandise might be introduced in through the Utterly Knocked Down (CKD) route and assembled right here. Bookings for the two-wheelers have opened on-line for Rs 10,000 with take a look at rides commencing on Could 26, 2022, and deliveries by finish of Could or early June.

Keeway Okay-Mild 250V cruiser motorbike particulars


The Keeway Okay-Mild 250V is a typical cruiser motorbike with a butch design. It options a big sculpted tank which homes the instrument cluster, a spherical headlight, a contoured seat for the rider, twin exhaust pipes and a swingarm-mounted mud guard and quantity plate holder. 

The Okay-Mild 250V turns into a novel proposition within the 250cc cruiser section because it’s the primary motorbike to get a V-twin engine and a belt drive system. The V-twin engine is an 18.7hp, 19Nm, 249cc, air-cooled, 4-valve unit that makes use of a belt drive system to ship energy to the rear wheel through a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are dealt with by a telescopic fork on the entrance and hydraulic shocks on the rear.

The Okay-Mild 250V incorporates a 120/80 R16 entrance tyre and a 140/70 R16 rear tyre with alloys, entrance and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, LED headlight and tail-light and a 20-litre gas tank. The cruiser is accessible in three color choices – Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte Darkish Gray. The Okay-Mild 250V rivals the likes of the Royal Enfield Meteor, Yedzi Roadster and Benelli Imperiale. 

Keeway Vieste 300 maxi-scooter particulars


Keeway has additionally entered the maxi-scooter enviornment in India with the Vieste 300. By the way, the Vieste is similar to the Keeway GT270 offered abroad. The Vieste 300 maxi-scooter will get an angular entrance apron that homes the headlamp unit with 4 LED projectors. It additionally will get a tinted windscreen, a break up seat set-up, an analogue and digital instrument cluster, LED tail-light and keyless operation. 

It’s powered by a 278.2cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-valve engine that places out 18.7hp at 6500rpm and 22Nm at 6000rpm. Braking duties are dealt with by a 240mm disc up entrance and a 220mm disc on the rear with dual-channel ABS. Coming to the suspension, it will get a telescopic fork on the entrance and hydraulic shocks on the rear. The maxi-scooter will get a 12-litre gas tank, 13-inch alloy wheels with a 110/70 entrance tyre and a 130/70 rear tyre, and has a kerb weight of 147kg.

The Vieste 300 might be supplied in three colors – Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte White. Whereas it doesn’t have any direct rivals but, it would slot within the giant hole between the Yamaha Aerox 155 and the BMW C400 GT maxi scooters in India.

Keeway Sixties 300i scooter particulars


Keeway’s Sixties 300i, because the identify suggests, is a retro basic scooter impressed by the 1960s. It options loads of retro styling cues, such because the grille on the entrance apron, the hexagonal headlight, the break up seats and even the font for the ’Sixties’ badging.

Nevertheless, whereas it could look old fashioned, it definitely isn’t that by way of the powertrain. The Sixties 300i makes use of the identical 278.2cc, single cylinder engine because the Vieste 300, however will get a smaller 10-litre gas tank and smaller 12-inch wheels when in comparison with its maxi-scooter compatriot. 

The Sixties 300i options LED lighting, disc brakes on the entrance and rear with dual-channel ABS, a multi-function ignition swap, and is available in three colors – Matte Mild Blue, Matte White and Matte Gray. The Sixties 300i is sort of much like the German Victoria Motorrad Nicky 300 scooter that’s on sale overseas.

Keeway: background

Hungarian model Keeway was shaped in 1999 and is presently owned by the Qianjiang (QJ) Group from China, which can be the father or mother firm of Italian model Benelli. The corporate is alleged to have a presence in 98 international locations, with its product line together with scooters, bikes and ATVs starting from 125cc to 1,200cc in displacement. 

Keeway intends to introduce eight merchandise in India in 2022. Following the launch of the aforementioned merchandise, the model plans on introducing one other cruiser, two retro-style avenue bikes, a avenue bare and a race reproduction motorbike in our market. Keeway has partnered up with Adishwar Auto Journey India, which can be Benelli’s accomplice within the nation. Keeway and Benelli will use the meeting plant and a community of 40 plus sellers throughout the nation.

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