There’s a new quarter-litre motorcycle in town called the 2022 Keeway K-Light 250V! It has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 2.89 lakh, ex-showroom. Sister company to Benelli Motorcycles, and a Hungarian marque, Keeway boasts a unique design and gathered a lot of eyeballs on social media. Here’s how the new Keeway K-Light 250V fares against its rivals, namely the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and the Yezdi Roadster.
Keeway K-Light 250V vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350 vs Yezdi Roadster: Engine Specs
|Specification||K-Light 250V||RE Meteor 350||Yezdi Roadster|
|Engine||249 cc, V-Twin engine||349cc, Single-Cylinder||334cc, Single cylinder|
Out of the three bikes, Yezdi Roadster has the most powerful engine producing 28.7hp, and the highest torque at 28.7 Nm while the new Keeway K-Light 250V has the smallest engine at 249cc producing 18.7hp and a peak torque of 19Nm. Only Yezdi Roadster gets a 6-speed gearbox, the other two motorcycles get a 5-speed gearbox.
Keeway K-Light 250V vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350 vs Yezdi Roadster: Dimensions
|Dimensions||K-Light 250V||RE Meteor 350||Yezdi Roadster|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||160||170||200|
|Kerb Weight |
|Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)||20||15||12.5|
The new Keeway K-Light 250V gets telescopic forks at the front and twin hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are taken care of with disc brakes at either end with dual-channel ABS. The Yezdi Roadster employs a telescopic fork with 135mm wheel travel, and twin rear shock absorbers with 100mm wheel travel. Braking is via a 320mm front and a 240mm rear disc with dual-channel ABS. The Meteor 350 comes equipped with a double-cradle frame suspended off a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. Anchoring the bike are larger 300mm and 270mm discs.
Keeway K-Light 250V vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350 vs Yezdi Roadster: Price
|Make & Model||K-Light 250V||RE Meteor 350||Yezdi Roadster|
|Starting Price (ex-showroom)||Rs. 2.89 lakh||Rs. 1.96 lakh – Rs. 2.19 lakh||Rs.1.98 – 2.06 lakh|
The new Keeway K-Light 250V has been launched at Rs. 2.89 lakh, ex-showroom making it the most expensive out of the three motorcycles. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and Yezdi Roadster are almost similarly priced and enjoy a great fan following.