Just a few weeks after making its debut in India with two 300cc scooters and a 250cc cruiser motorcycle, Keeway has expanded its Indian lineup with its second motorcycle, the V302C. To be positioned above the K-Light 250 V, the new Keeway V302C is a low-slung bobber motorcycle similar to the ones on sale by Harley Davidson. With its launch, the V302C has become the most affordable and smallest twin-cylinder bobber in India, pricier only than the single-cylinder Jawa Perak.
Price, Variants and Colours
The new Keeway V302C has been launched in a single variant, which is priced between Rs 3.89 lakh to Rs 4.09 lakh. It is available in three colour options – black, grey and red, all of which differ based on their prices. The grey colour is the most affordable one at Rs 3.89 lakh, followed by black at Rs 3.99 lakh and red at Rs 4.09 lakh.
Design and Features
The overall design of the Keeway V302C is more like a traditional bobber, which is very well reflected in its muscular-looking 15-litre fuel tank, side panels and tyres. Like a traditional bobber, the Keeway V302C also comes with a long and curved single-piece seat, which has a low seat height.
The Keeway V302C comes with Harley Davidson-squee side covers for the air filter, with other elements like a rounded LED headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators. Other features which make the Keeway V302C look and feel special are a single-pod rounded fully-digital instrument console with a blue backlight below the handlebar and bar-end round-themed rearview mirrors.
Engine and Transmission
Unlike the smaller 250cc V-twin of the K-Light 250 V, the new Keeway V302C is powered by a slightly bigger liquid-cooled, V-twin 298cc engine, which is exclusive to this motorcycle as of now. Paired to a 6-speed transmission, the engine produces a maximum power output of 29.5 bhp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 26.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The power is transferred to the rear wheel via a belt drive, a first-of-a-kind feature in the sub-500cc segment in India.
Other mechanical specifications
Tipping the weighing scales at 167 kg, the Keeway V302C comes equipped with conventional telescopic forks with 120mm travel at the front and twin hydraulic coil springs with 42mm of travel at the rear. The braking setup employed in the Keeway V302C includes a 300mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear. The motorcycle comes with alloy wheels as standard at both ends, with it getting a 120/80-16 tyre at the front and a 150/80-15 tyre at the rear.
Rivals and Positioning
The new Keeway V302C is a one-of-a-kind twin-cylinder bobber, which has no direct competition in the market right now. The more affordable Jawa Perak is priced almost half of it, while the next bobber, the Harley Davidson Forty-Eight, is priced almost three times more. Alongside the launch of the V302C, Keeway also confirmed that it will be launching a retro street classic, a sporty naked roadster and a faired motorcycle before the end of this year.