Keeway might be bringing two offerings to make their debut in India… They are the sister-company to the Italian brand Benelli…
So, a few days ago we reported that the Hungarian brand ‘Keeway’ is planning to enter the Indian two-wheeler market with a cruiser which will probably look very similar to their K-Light 125 model.
However, there are some whispers floating around that indicate that the cruiser might not be the only offering with which the Hungarian manufacturer will make their debut in our country.
Keeway GT270 Maxi-Scooter probable launch on May 17
If the rumours do hold true, then we might be looking at the launch of India’s first affordable maxi-scooter in the form of Keeway GT270.
The Keeway GT270 is a maxi-scooter which, currently, is a premium offering in the Thailand market. It is expected that the maxi-scooter will be launched alongside the Cruiser offering which might have a different-spec engine powering it for India.
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The GT270 is powered by a Piaggio derived, 278.2 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine. The maxi-scooter puts out 18.77 HP at 6,500 RPM and 22.5 Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM. The power-unit is aided by a CVT automatic transmission system.
Other highlights of the scooters include premium KYB suspension with front being 35 mm forks. The braking is handled by 240 mm single-disc setup at the front and a 220 mm single-disc at the rear.
The GT270 rides on 13” alloys at front and rear both and holds 9.5 litres of fuel on-board.
However, we expect such upmarket and premium offerings might not make it to the model offered in our country to keep the pricing of the maxi-scooter competitive and affordable.
When (and if) launched, the GT270 will directly compete with Suzuki Burgman and Aprilia SXR 125 scooters which proclaim themselves to be maxi-scooters in our country. But, looking at performance figures, its direct competition will be Yamaha Aerox 155 performance scooter.
We expect the pricing to be somewhere around Rs. 2.3 – Rs. 2.5 Lakh (ex-showroom).