Qianjiang (QJ) Group-owned Hungarian brand Keeway has just launched its fourth product in India – the V302C bobber – priced between Rs 389,000 and Rs 409,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). Just like the smaller K-Light 250V, this bike features a V-Twin engine configuration, which is not common these days.

The V302C is powered by a liquid-cooled 298cc V-Twin engine that develops 29.5 hp. at 8,500 rpm and 26.5 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This V-Twin engine (an unusual configuration for the category) is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Vikas Jabakh, Managing Director, Keeway India said, “We are constantly evolving our product portfolio to meet the needs of the modern Indian motorcyclist. The V302C is quite a handsome motorcycle with unmatched ergonomics, superb functionality, innovative technology and uncompromising quality. We are confident that the V302C will elicit a stunning response similar to the Keeway Sixties 300i, Vieste 300 and K-light 250V.”

Suspension functions on this 167-kilogram bike are handled by a telescopic fork at the front with 120 mm of travel and dual shock absorbers at the rear with just 42 mm of travel. Braking is carried out by a 300-mm disc at the front and a 240-mm disc at the rear. The V302C bobber runs on cast alloy wheels on both sides, with 120/80-16 front and 150/80-15 rear tires.

In terms of features, the V302C has fully digital instruments, dual-channel ABS, full LED lighting, one-piece seat and a 15-litre fuel tank. A unique feature of the V302C is the belt final drive found on larger machines, as opposed to the chain final drive typically found on machines in this price range.

There are no real competitors in the Indian market
Priced at Rs 389,000, the V302C carves out a niche of its own and has no real competition. It does plug a hole, sitting between the Rs 225,000 Benelli Imperiale 400 and the Rs 520,000 Benelli 502C cruiser. The Babber V302C is available in three colors: Gray (Rs 389,000), Black (Rs 399,000) and Red (Rs 409,000).

Looking ahead, Keeway plans to introduce four more models by the end of this year, two of which will be retro street classics, one a sports goal and one a sports bike. In addition to the V302C, Keeway’s Indian lineup also includes Lead 300 maxi scooter, Sixties 300i a retro style cruiser and a Keeway K-Light 250V cruiser.


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