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Top 5 Facts About The Highway-friendly Keeway


It is currently the only 250cc cruiser in India with a V-twin engine

Keeway has unveiled its new cruiser for the Indian market, the K-Light 250V. This cruiser has a lot of interesting bits, some intriguing too. We’ve listed down five crucial points to bring you up to speed with the bike:  

Design

The K-Light 250V’s design is reminiscent of the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob. It adopts the styling of a typical cruiser with its feet-ahead riding position and an overall low slung design. The wide drag-style handlebar and muscular front end give it a macho appeal. A seat height of 715mm makes it friendly for shorter riders as well. Overall, the fit and finish is fairly decent. 

Engine

The juiciest part of this cruiser is its 249cc 4-valve. V-Twin engine, making it the only quarter-litre V-Twin engine available in India, making it stand out. However, this old-school heart produces a very mediocre output of 18.96PS and 19Nm. The engine  is mated to a 5-speed transmission linked to a belt drive, which again is the only one of its kind in the 250cc segment. 

Underpinnings

Suspension duties are handled by an inverted fork up front along with twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking hardware consists of discs at both the ends with dual-channel ABS as standard for added safety. 

The cruiser rolls on 16-inch alloys wrapped with 120-section front and 140-section rear tyres. Tipping the scales at 179kg makes it a fairly heavy motorcycle too. A reasonable ground clearance of 160mm should keep its underside safe on most roads. 

Features

AS expected from a typical cruiser, the K-Light 250V features a tank-mounted semi-digital instrument cluster, with a gear position indicator, tripmeter and a fuel amount indicator. The lighting system is an all-LED one. One of the major talking point about this cruiser is its massive 20L fuel tank, which should ensure decent range for touring. 

Availability, Expected Pricing and Rivals

Bookings for the Keeway K-Light 250V have already commenced across the dealerships and deliveries are expected to begin from June 2022. Pricing will be revealed next week, and we reckon the K-Light 250V will cost around Rs 2.6 lakh (ex-showroom). 

The K-Light 250V’s closest rival is the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, with its cruiser-styled design and similar power figures. Despite packing similar performance, it is a lot more affordable at Rs 1,37,805 (ex-showroom Delhi). Apart from that, it would also compete with the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 for the sub-400cc cruiser market.  

The brand is also working on expanding its dealer reach and is expected to set up 100 outlets by next year. 

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