Keeway Sixties 300i launched in India against the likes of the Vespas, gets powerful 300 cc engine
Hungarian manufacturer, Keeway, has launched its Sixties 300i retro scooter in India. Prices will be announced later.
Bookings are currently open for a token amount of Rs. 10,000/- at Benelli dealerships across the country and the retro scooter is being sold alongside the Benelli motorcycles. While it will be available for test rides on 26th May, deliveries will commence from June.
The Keeway Sixties 300i’s design has been inspired from the Lambretta retro scooters. Though it looks old school, it gets LED lighting throughout like the high-end Vespa models in India.
The reddish black grille at the front gives it a fresh appeal. On the cockpit, there’s an analogue instrument cluster with a digital readout.
Unlike the Vieste 300, the Sixties 300i gets smaller 12-inch wheels while rest of the underpinnings are almost the same. Interestingly, both the 300 cc scooters have their fuel filler cap mounted on the floorboard rather than at the back. This enables easy fuel fill-ups.
The Sixties 300i is powered by the same 278.2 cc single cylinder fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine that powers the Vieste 300. Its puts out 18.7 HP at 6500 RPM and 22 Nm at 6000 RPM. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox.
The scooter’s fuel tank capacity is 12 litres. The wheelbase is quite long at 1390 mm, and the ground clearance is low at 135 mm.
Keeway is quite popular the world over for its small cruisers, scooters, street bikes, and off-roaders. While Keeway’s roots are in Hungary, it’s currently owned by the famous QJ Group of China that also owns the Benelli brand.
The Keeway Sixties 300i stands a premium alternative to the Vespa SXL and VXL range, and becomes the most powerful retro scooter in the country. It is set to disrupt the 300 cc segment along with the Vieste 300.