The bikemaker’s sister concern, Benelli has confirmed its arrival
Benelli India has confirmed the India launch of Keeway Motors on its social media platforms. Keeway Motors, originally from Hungary, is part of the Chinese company Qianjing Motorcycle, which also owns Benelli. Keeway Motors is expected to be launched in India as a sister company to Benelli India.
Keeway Motors’ portfolio includes maxi-scooters and cruisers under the 250cc category. Judging by the teaser video released by Benelli and the emphasis on the words “power” and “performance”, it's safe to assume that Keeway Motors is planning to debut here with higher displacement motorcycles. Rumours on the internet suggest that the bikemaker could launch a 500cc cruiser or the GT270 maxi-scooter, which was recently launched in the Philippines and other Asian countries as well.
The GT270 is powered by a 278.2cc single-cylinder fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine mated to a CVT gearbox. If launched, it is expected to rival the likes of Aprilia SXR-160, Suzuki Burgman, Yamaha Aerox 155 and the BMW C 400 GT as well.
We could see Keyway launching in India on May 17, 2022.