Although Keeway has its origins in Hungary, the brand is now owned by the Chinese Qianjiang Group, the parent company of Benelli.
The Keeway cruiser will have styling inspired by the K-Light series sold in select global markets
Benelli India is set to launch its sister brand of motorcycles Keeway with a new cruiser motorcycle. The European-registered motorcycle brand Keeway is also owned by the Chinese Qianjiang Group, the parent company of Benelli. Now, Benelli India has released a teaser video on its social media announcing the launch of a Hungarian motorcycle. Although Keeway has its origins in Hungary, it is now owned by the Chinese group QJ. What we can expect is a 500cc cruiser, with a design based on the existing Keeway K-Light 125, but powered by the 500cc parallel-twin engine that’s used in the Benelli 502C. Prices should be around ₹5 lakh.
— Benelli India (@BenelliIndia) May 11, 2022
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The teaser video released by Benelli India features the text “Hungarian supremacy on the way” hinting that the new bike will indeed likely come from sister brand Keeway. Although the teaser does not reveal which model will be launched, it will most likely be a 500cc cruiser, powered by the same Benelli 500cc parallel-twin engine, developing 46.8bhp at 8,500rpm and 46 Nm of maximum torque at 6000 rpm. . The Keeway 500cc cruiser, however, could share more than the engine with the Benelli 502C, as sharing more components will help Benelli India gain economies of scale in the Indian market.
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The new Keeway 500cc cruiser is set to launch on May 17, 2022 and will rival the Kawasaki Vulcan S and Benelli 502 C from its own family. More details on specs, features and pricing are expected when the new Keeway brand launches.
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