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Keeway Vieste 300, Sixties 300i launched in India at Rs 2.99 lakhq | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i are the Hungarian model’s debut merchandise for India and have been priced on par.

Keeway Motor has launched the Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i in India at Rs 2.99 lakh. Each scooters can now be booked for a token quantity of Rs 10,000. The Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i share most of their parts, together with the 278.2cc engine. On account of their efficiency and pricing, they sit in a category of their very own.

Keeway Vieste 300, Sixties 300i: mechanical overview

The Keeway Vieste 300 and the Sixties 300i are each powered by the identical 278.2cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine churning out 18.7hp at 6,500rpm and 22Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Mixed with dual-channel ABS, braking duties are dealt with by 240mm/220mm, entrance/rear disc brakes on the Vieste 300, and a 230mm/220mm, entrance/rear disc brake set-up on the Sixties 300i. 

Whereas the Vieste 300 will get a 12-litre gasoline tank, a 10-litre is one discovered on the Sixties 300i. The Vieste 300 runs on 13-inch alloys with a 110/70 entrance and a 130/70 rear tyre. The Sixties 300i, in the meantime, runs on 12- inch alloys at each ends. 

Suspension duties on each fashions are dealt with by a telescopic fork on the entrance and hydraulic shocks on the rear. Floor clearance on the Vieste 300 and the Sixties 300i stands at 135mm and 140mm respectively.

Keeway Vieste 300, Sixties 300i: options

The Vieste 300’s design screams maxi-scooter from the get-go. The big apron, tinted visor, headlamp unit with 4 LED projectors, LED tail-lamp and butch proportions give it the quintessential maxi-scooter look. It additionally will get keyless operation, one thing seldom discovered within the scooter phase in India. The three color choices – black, blue and white – are solely provided in matte end. Instrumentation on the Vieste 300 is dealt with by a show that has each digital and analogue parts.

Then again, the Sixties 300i takes an method reverse to its maxi-scooter-styled sibling and opts to go for a extra retro design. The hexagonal LED headlamp, grille on the entrance apron, break up seats, and even right down to the font, this design is decidedly extra old-school in philosophy. The multi-function ignition change is, maybe, one of many few trendy design cues right here. The three colors on supply – mild blue, white and gray – are, once more, accessible solely in matte end.

Keeway Vieste 300, Sixties 300i: competitors; or relatively, the dearth of it

At this worth level and these specsheet numbers, it’s arduous to attract a comparability to every other scooter at the moment offered in India. These scooters are in a distinct segment of their very own, sitting properly above the Yamaha Aerox 155 (Rs 1.37 lakh) and Aprilia SXR 160 (Rs 1.39 lakh), and far, a lot beneath the Rs 10.40 lakh BMW C400GT. At this worth level, these scooters are much more costly than one thing just like the TVS Apache RR310 (Rs 2.59 lakh), BMW G310R (Rs 2.67 lakh) and Honda CB300R(Rs 2.77 lakh). Granted, these bikes aren’t precisely the meant competitors for the Chinese language-owned Hungarian machines, it does make the pricing just a little more durable to swallow. 

Keeway and what’s subsequent

Keeway is a Hungarian model fashioned initially in 1999, presently owned by the Qianjiang (QJ) group based mostly out of the Zhejiang province, China. QJ can also be the mother or father firm of the Italian marque Benelli. Keeway is alleged to have a presence in 98 international locations with a variety of scooters, bikes and ATVs spanning wherever between 125cc to 1,200cc. 

Keeway has additionally partnered up with Adishwar Auto Journey India (additionally a associate of Benelli). Each Keeway and Benelli will use the meeting plant in addition to the community of 40 sellers throughout India.

For India, Keeway plans to introduce eight fashions in 2022. One other factor to notice is that the pricing for his or her cruiser – the Keeway Ok-Mild 250V – is but to be introduced, so watch this house.

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Ravi Kapoor