Keeway Triggers Price War: Price Of 300CC Bike Reduced By Rs 55,000 To Challenge KTM, Apache 310


Rohit Kulkarni

Rohit Kulkarni

Apr 16, 2023


A Hungarian two wheeler maker, Keeway, which has its sales operations across 98 countries, entered India last year via Adishwar Auto Ride India.

Keeway Triggers Price War: Price Of 300CC Bike Reduced By Rs 55,000 To Challenge KTM, Apache 310

A range of premium scooters and motorcycles is offered by the company and among them are Vieste 300 maxi-scooter, Sixties 300i retro scooter, K-Light 250V cruiser and K300 motorcycles. 

Keeway K300 Price Cut April 2023 

K300, which is offered in two variants, K300 N – a naked street version and K300 R which is a fully faired racing sports oriented model.

Till date, the K300 N was available at a price from Rs 2.65 lakh-2.85 lakh while K300 R was priced from Rs 2.99 lakh-3.20 lakh (ex-showroom).

However, both of these models have now received a massive price cut.

After the price slash, all colour options of Keeway 300 N are priced at Rs 2.55 lakh while all colours of K300 R are priced at Rs 3.65 lakh. 

This means that effectively, a price cut of Rs 10k to Rs 30k for K300 N and Rs 34k to Rs 55k for K300 R. The reason for price cut, the company states – “We have now been able to gain better import costs for the K300N and K300R models. Being a responsible manufacturer, the company has decided to pass on the benefit to its customers.” 

Design, Engine, Gearbox, Suspension

Offered in Matte White, Matte Red and Matte Black, K300 N has a bassinet frame which offers a more upright riding position with seat height of 795mm and kerb weight of 151 kgs.

With mounted mirrors, it has raised handlebars and a 12.5 liter angular fuel tank and low profile fenders. It is fitted with 110/70 and 140/60 tyres at the front and rear respectively. 

With a 150mm ground clearance, its dimensions are 1,990mm length, 780mm width and 1,070 mm height. It rides on a 1,360mm long wheelbase.

On the other hand, offered in in a glossy colour scheme, K300 R features an aerodynamic design with a short windshield, compact handlebars and drag reducing fairings. 

Offering a more aggressive riding position with dimensions at 2,010 mm length, 750mm width and 1,080 mm height along with a 1,360mm wheelbase. It gets seat height at 780mm, ground clearance at 135mm and kerb weight at 165 kgs.

There are similar LED headlamp unit, digital instrument cluster, angular fuel tank, split seats and a short tail section along with an underbelly exhaust for both the models. The bikes also ride on alloy wheels in a similar design with tubeless tyres.

Shifting on to the specifications from design, then both the models share the same engine specifications. 

They are powered by a 292.4cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4 stroke, single cylinder engine offering 27.50 hp power at 8,750 rpm and 25 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission. Suspension is via 37mm USD shock absorbers in the front and central monoshock at the rear while braking is via 292 mm single discs at the front and 220mm single disc at the rear. Both bikes get dual channel ABS as standard. 

There are many in the Indian market than the bikes are going to lock horns with. Not only will it compete with the BMW G 310 R and G 310 RR but also with the Honda CB300R and CB300F, Bajaj Dominar, Apache RR 310, KTM Duke 250, KTM Duke 390, KTM RC 390 and others.

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