Benelli and QJ Motors, the Chinese motorbike manufacturer, jointly control the Hungarian motorcycle maker Keeway. With a worldwide reach, Keeway scooters and commuters are popular in Europe. In Europe, the brand is especially well-known for its cruiser bikes, which take their inspiration from Harley-Davidson.
A retro-styled scooter, a maxi-scooter, and a cruiser motorbike were all recently launched by Keeway in India. The Sixties 300i and Vieste 300 scooters, both priced at Rs. 2.99 lakh, have been introduced to the Indian market by the business (ex-sh). According to reports, QJ Motors plans to resell Keeway vehicles via its existing network of Benelli dealerships.
Inspired by the 1960s colourful European scooters, the Sixties 300i is named after it. Round headlights, round mirrors, traditional badging, retro grab handles, and big split seats with a 1960s flare give it classic design language.
It receives three new classic colour schemes, Matte Light Blue, Matte Grey, and Matte White, in addition to the traditional design. The plastic trimmings and seat coverings on all three colours are contrasted. For a more vintage aesthetic, choose for Matte Light Blue, which comes with cream-coloured plastic trim, white-walled tyres, and tan seat coverings.
Plastic trimmings in tan, black chrome, red writing, and black seat coverings are included in the Matte Grey. There are black chrome accents, red writing and red-colored seats in Matte White.
This model has an analogue speedometer with a tiny LCD display for displaying different information. On the floorboard of the Sixties 300i, there is a 10 litre fuel tank. In terms of length, breadth, height, and wheelbase, it has an 85-inch length, 720-inch width, 1170-inch height, and a 1390-inch wheelbase. LED headlights and vertically arranged tail lamps are added to the Sixties 300i. It is 146 kg in weight and has 120/70 tubeless rubber on both sides of its 12″ wheels.
Maxi-scooter Vieste 300 offers a high level of rider comfort. Vieste 300, in contrast to Sixties 300i, has chiselled and crisp body panels, giving it a more contemporary and futuristic appearance. At high speeds, the body gives the rider considerable wind protection. The Vieste 300 is available in matte black, matte blue, and matte white colours. LED headlights with four projectors and LED DRLs provide adequate lighting and light throw. At the back of the maxi-aerodynamic scooter’s body, LED tail-lights and turn signals sit flush.
Vieste 300 has a modern instrumentation as compared to Sixties 300i. There are two analogue speedometers and a tachometer on each side of the huge LCD panel. The Vieste 300 has a wheelbase of 1390 mm, a length of 1920 mm, a width of 800 mm, a height of 1130 mm, and a ground clearance of 135 mm. The maxi-scooter weighs 147 kg and has front and rear tyres measuring 110/70 in diameter and 130/70 in diameter. Wheels with 13″ tyres are on both sides of the vehicle. This scooter comes with a bigger fuel tank of 12 litres.
Starting at Rs. 2.99 lakh, QJ Motors is selling both of the scooters it has on offer (ex-sh). Both scooters are equipped with a 278.2cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve engine that produces 18.7 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 22 Nm at 6000 rpm for the price of admission. Disc brakes with dual-channel ABS are standard on both scooters. In the price range, engine capacity, and form factor of these scooters, there is no competition for either of them. After Vespa’s 150cc scooters, the Sixties 300i will be the most costly retro-themed scooter. When compared to the BMW C 400 GT and Yamaha Aerox 155, the Vieste 300 comes in at nearly three times the price. Keeway is delivering a competent platform with two distinct flavours at a price of of Rs. 2.99 lakh (ex-sh).