Keeway is going to make their entrance in India very soon… They are the sister company to Benelli and might use one of their engines…
So, the Hungarian brand Keeway is preparing to enter the Indian market and have sent ‘Block Your Date’ invites for 17th of May 2022. It is highly speculated that the brand will enter our market with their popular cruiser bike – K-Light 125 – but in a different form than the usual.
For the uninitiated, Keeway is a sister brand to the Italian brand Benelli – as both of these are owned by the Chinese QJ Group. Benelli and QJ are making all the headlines in the news lately as the latter has been patenting many power-units, ‘inspired’ by the KTM engines reportedly.
Taking to social media today, Benelli India also shared a teaser image announcing the arrival of the Hungarian brand and captioned ‘ Storm Sensation, Unveiling Soon’. The background of the image has the logo of Keeway brand on which the text tells us that the Storm Sensation is coming.
Let’s talk about the Hungary based Keeway –
Keeway is a very popular brand, offering their range of bikes and scooters to countries on 3 continents – The Americas, Europe and Africa. They offer two-wheelers in as many as 7 categories , namely, Naked, Sport, Motard, Scooter, Street, Enduro and Custom. The expected K-Light cruiser is one of the offerings that comes under the Custom category of the brand.
However, there are whispers going around that hints that the K-Light cruiser bike will come to our country in a slightly different avatar. The talk of the town is that the cruiser bike will not be having a 125 cc power-unit, but instead will either get the 500 cc parallel-twin of the 502c model of the Benelli or the 350 cc single-cylinder mill of the Imperiale model. There is an advantage of using either of the two engines as both of these are BS-VI compliant in India.
The K-Light cruiser bike, design wise, has typical cruiser lines and aesthetics. Just imagine Harley-Davidson standard cruisers but smaller. It sports low-seat height, long wheelbase, high mounted handlebars, round lighting fixtures, single-unit stepped seat round instrumentation etc. that gives it the traditional cruiser look.
Not much can be said about the expected price because we don’t know which engine will power the upcoming K-Light cruiser. If it does come in the 500 cc avatar, it might be priced around Rs. 5 Lakh (ex-showroom) and if it gets the single-cylinder 350 cc engine, the price will be a lot lower.