Keeway tries to replicate Harley Davidson’s styling on its new V302c
Motorcycle brandhas launched its fourth offering in India with V302C– a 300cc cruiser priced from Rs 3.89 lakh and Rs 4.09 lakh (ex-showroom).
A subsidiary of Benelli, Keeway set foot in India by launching three products including the K-Light 250V motorcycle, Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i scooters in July this year. Like all Keeway models, V302C will be retailed through Benelli showrooms in India.
Interested buyers can book the new cruiser bike by paying a token amount of Rs 10,000 at the company’s official website or authorised Benelli/Keeway dealerships. The Hungarian brand has confirmed that it will start deliveries in the latter half of September.
At first glance, V302C gives the impression of the recently launched Harley Davidson Nightster from certain angles. It carries a typical low-slung stance of a bobber with its scooped single-piece saddle, a wide handlebar and a raked front end. Elements like a round LED headlight with an integrated circular DRL, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank and bar-end mirrors lend the bike a neo-retro theme.
The front fender is short whereas the broad rear fender can accommodate the fatter rear tyre, just like typical cruisers. Blacked-out mechanicals, side panels, cast alloy wheels and internals give a sporty appeal to the motorcycle. Contrary to its appearance, V302C is accessible with a kerb weight of 167 kg and a seat height of just 690mm.
Suspension duties on V302C are carried out by inverted forks up front with 120mm travel and twin coil springs at rear with a scanty 42mm travel. Braking is taken care of by single discs with 300mm and 240mm rotors at the front and rear ends, respectively. Safety is ensured with a dual-channel ABS.
The bobber rolls on cast alloy rims shod with a 120/80 section tyre for the front and a 150/80-15 section tyre at the rear. The fuel tank can hold 15 litres of fuel. In terms of features, the new Keeway bike gets all-LED lighting and a fully digital instrument console, which houses a speedometer, odometer, trip metre, fuel level indicator, temperature, and more.
Powertrain specs and variants
V302C is powered by a 298cc, V-Twin liquid-cooled engine that dishes out 29.5 hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 26.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The motor is mated to a six-speed transmission which sends power to the rear wheel via a belt drive.
The cruiser is available in a single-loaded trim with three colour options at different price points– Glossy Grey (Rs 3.89 lakh), Glossy Black (Rs 3.99 lakh) and Glossy Red (Rs 4.09 lakh).
(Images courtesy: Keeway.)
Edited by Suman Singh