Keeway is currently on the attack of products in India, we present to you the next 6 launches of the brand
If you are thinking of buying the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 or the Kawasaki Ninja 300 or even the KTM 390 twins, it would be better to wait another 4 months because a 300cc race replica and a street fighter are among the upcoming launches of Keway India.
Remember the big 4-cylinder in line that sounds like the Benelli TNT 300 and 302R! It looks like they might be back in a new avatar as Benelli’s Hungarian sister company Keeway will be releasing a 300cc racing replica and street fighter in the next 4 months.
Based on Keeway’s overseas offerings, the Street Fighter could be based on the bare MBP M and the racing replica on the RKR sport bike.
Although the new marque has been tight-lipped on engine specs other than the revealed 300cc displacement, it could most likely be the parallel twin of the Benelli 300s of yesteryear. If so, the great-sounding engine could make a big comeback.
But, Keeway could also introduce CFMoto’s 292cc single-cylinder engine, as Keeway’s parent company, QJ Group, already shares CFMoto’s engines. In fact, the single is BS-6 compliant and currently powers the 300 NK in India.
In addition to these 2 launches, Keeway will launch 3 more products in this short time. They include retro 125 and 250cc street bikes and a 300cc cruiser. Retro street bikes could be the RVKs sold internationally.
These modern retro commuters have a simple profile with an air-cooled engine. They have body panels throughout. So far, neither Benelli nor Keeway have a high-end retro motorcycle like the Yamaha XSR or Kawasaki Z RS.
As for the 300cc cruiser, it could be the Superlite model as it has a mature design language compared to the now launched K-Lite 250V. It could share its engine with the other 300cc offerings because another totally different engine wouldn’t help the economy of scale.
After the launch of these 8 products, Keeway is expected to launch its first electric vehicle next year.
So far, many Indian EV startups have sprung up in India selling EVs mostly made from Chinese sourced parts. When QJ Group’s Keeway launches its electric vehicle, it will become the first Chinese company to sell electric vehicles in India.
Reports say the next EV could be Keeway’s recently introduced E-ZI or the Blueshark R1, as their design feels a bit at home. If launched, the EV would compete with Ather 450, Ola S1 Pro, Bajaj Chetak, and TVS iQube, among others.