The Keeway Pesaro has been imported in the country at present for homologation purposes and will be introduced in the country by DSK Motowheels.
Having introduced the Hyosung and more recently Benelli two-wheeler brands in the Indian market, DSK Motowheels will soon launch Chinese automaker Keeway in the country with the Blackster cruiser set to be its first product to be sold. However, it seems Keeway also aims to make a mark in the growing scooter segment and has silently imported the Pesaro 125cc scooter in the country for homologation purposes.
Import data suggests that the Keeway Pesaro has been imported in India via the Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) route along with the standard fitment and accessories. While Keeway is yet to establish any kind of presence in the country, it would be safe to assume that the model is quite some time away from launch and is likely to come once the Blackster is introduced. In terms of design, the scooter looks elegant with a retro themed styling similar to the Piaggio Vespa and gets appreciable bits like the trendy chrome mirrors, contrast seat cover, floor board and alloy wheels.
In terms of powertrain, the Keeway Pesaro uses a 124cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine paired to a CVT automatic transmission. The scooter comes with a telescopic front suspension and twin shocks at the rear while braking performance comes courtesy of a front disc and rear drum. The Pesaro measures 1815 mm in length, 695 mm in width and 1180 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1270 mm. The scooter is light at 90 kgs and has a fuel tank capacity of 4.8-litres.
Given its Chinese origins, pricing can be expected to be competitive, possibly even undercutting rivals in the segment. That said, it will be extremely important for Keeway to establish presence first before entering the mass market space. Possibilities are the manufacturer could use existing Benelli dealerships to retail the Pesaro. More details can be expected in the following months.
Source – Zauba.com