Hungarian two-wheeler brand, Kiway, is making its India debut with three new two-wheelers. Keyway is owned by the QJ Group, which also owns the Benelli brand and will be based in India under the supervision of Benelli India.
Hungarian two-wheeler brand Kiway announced its India debut with the showcase of three new two-wheelers – Keyway K-Lite 250V, Keyway Vieste 300 and Keyway Sixties 300i. The K-Lite 250V is an affordable V-twin cruiser, the Vieste 300 is a 300 cc maxi-scooter while the Sixties 300i is a retro-classic scooter with a ’60s design. Keyway is owned by the QJ Group, the same company that also owns Benelli. Keyway will be under the management of Benelli India. Along with these three models, Kyway also plans to launch five more products before the end of 2022, taking a total of eight new product launches this year. The prices of the models will be revealed later. The motorcycles will be assembled at Benelli’s plant. The Kiway model will be sold at Benelli dealerships, then initially will be expanded with its dealership network.
The two-wheelers launched today will be followed by another cruiser, two retro street motorcycles, and a race replica. The Keyway products will be available for test ride at dealerships from May 26 with deliveries starting from early June. Online booking for three products will start from today for ₹10,000. Keyway says that its products are high-tech and will offer features like inbuilt-GPS, remote engine cut-off and Keyway Connect app.
Vikas Jhabakh, MD, Kiway India, said at the launch event, “We are excited to introduce the young and energetic Hungarian marque “Kieway” to the Indian market. We at Benelli India have been successfully foraying into the uber-competitive Indian mobility market for years. In our stint in meeting the unique needs of the Indian motoring enthusiast, we have identified the need for an attractively designed, well powered and reliably performing mobility product that will suit the price and quality conscious Indian buyer. are suitable for. To meet this need, we identified Kyve, Benelli’s young Hungarian brother, as the perfect partner for us.
The K-Lite 250V is a cruiser motorcycle that gets a V-Twin engine that displaces 249 cc, making 18.4 bhp and 19 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and is belt-driven. It gets disc brakes at both the ends, telescopic suspension at the front and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The motorcycle gets a 20-litre fuel tank and will be offered in three colors – Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte Dark Grey.
The ViStay 300 is a 278 cc maxi-scooter that makes 18.4 bhp and 22 Nm of peak torque. It gets telescopic forks at the front and hydraulic suspension at the rear. The scooter gets a 12-litre fuel tank with features like front and rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS. Vieste 300 is available in 3 different colors – Matt Black, Matt Blue and Matt White. The ViStay 300 also gets keyless ignition, a feature commonly seen in expensive two-wheelers.
The Sixties 300i is a retro classic scooter that uses the same 278 cc single-cylinder engine that is used by the Vieste 300, which has a similar positioning. Features of the Sixties 300i include dual-channel ABS, LED lighting, multi-function ignition, etc. The Sixties 300i will be available in three colors – Matte Light Blue, Matte White and Matte Grey.