After launching two premium scooters in the Indian two-wheeler market, Chinese-owned Hungarian brand Keeway has announced its first motorcycle for India, the K-Light 250V. Launched in a single variant, the Keeway K-Light 250V has been launched at Rs 2.89 lakh.
With this launch, the K-Light 250V has become the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in India – a title which it shares with the similarly priced Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. The Keeway K-Light 250V is now open for bookings at Rs 10,000 across all the dealer outlets of Benelli across India, which are also responsible for sales of Keeway’s offerings in India.
Keeway K-Light 250V – Price and Colours
The Keeway K-Light 250V has been brought to India in three different colours, all of which are priced differently. The most affordable colour option is Matte Blue, which is priced at Rs 2.89 lakh. Then comes the Matte Dark Grey colour at Rs 2.99 lakh. The Matte Black is the most expensive colour option in the lineup, which is available a Rs 3.09 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, India).
Keeway K-Light 250V – Design and Features
The overall design of the Keeway K-Light 250V looks inspired by the muscular cruiser offerings priced much higher above it. The motorcycle has a beefy 20-litre fuel tank, which is the biggest fuel tank in its segment. The motorcycle tips the weighing scales at 179 kg, while it has a seat height of 715mm. The ground clearance of 160mm is also high for a cruiser motorcycle. It gets an all-black theme for the alloy wheels, engine and vertically-stacked twin exhaust pipes on the right side. The Keeway K-Light 250V also has a pillion backrest, split seats, a dual-channel ABS, LED tail lamp and a rear tyre hugger.
Keeway K-Light 250V – Mechanical Specifications
The Keeway K-Light 250V is powered by a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 250cc V-twin engine, which is the smallest twin-cylinder engine among all the motorcycles available in India right now. Paired to a 5-speed gearbox, this engine channels the power produced to the rear wheel via a belt drive – a first of its kind in its segment. This engine pumps out 18.8 PS @ 8,500 rpm of maximum power and 19 Nm @ 5,500 rpm of peak torque output. The motorcycle rides on 16-inch alloy wheels at both ends, with 120/80-16 tyre at the front and a 140/70-16 tyre at the rear.
Keeway K-Light 250V – Competition
With a starting price of Rs 2.89 lakh, the Keeway K-Light 250V is squarely aiming at Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, which also starts at Rs 2.89 lakh. However, the performance outputs and dimensions of the K-Light 250V make it a direct rival to the much more affordable 350-400cc single-cylinder motorcycles like Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Honda H’ness CB350, Benelli Imperiale 400 and Yezdi Roadster. As already said, like Keeway’s premium scooters, the K-Light 250V will also be sold through Benelli’s dealer outlets across India, which currently stand at 40 in number.