Auto Expo 2023: Keeway India has launched its retro-inspired motorcycle, the SR250 at Rs. 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. A 223cc, single-cylinder engine producing 16bhp and 16Nm powers the SR250. The motorcycle is lightweight, weighing only 120kg when fully fueled from its 14.2-litre gasoline tank. The SR250 has a circular headlamp, a ribbed pattern on the brown seat, fork gaiters, and spoke wheels, just like its smaller sibling, the SR125. The suspension system includes telescopic forks and dual shocks at the back and a 300mm front disc and 210mm rear disc are used for the braking. A semi-analogue instrument cluster and dual-channel ABS comprises the feature list.
The Keeway SR250 shares its aesthetic design with the SR125. For the uninitiated, the entry-level retro SR125 from Hungarian motorbike maker Keeway costs Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. Glossy Black, Glossy Red, and Glossy White are the three colour choices that are offered for it. A 125cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, fuel-injected engine powers the Keeway SR125, producing 9.5bhp of maximum power at 9,000rpm and 8.2Nm of maximum torque at 7,500rpm. An automatic transmission with five speeds is included with the engine. It has telescopic front forks and twin spring-loaded rear shock absorbers. A combination braking system with disc brakes on each end is also included with the motorcycle.
The Keeway SR125 has a teardrop-shaped body and a small side panel. A single-piece, tan-brown seat and the small, halogen headlamp that is positioned over a single-pod, colour digital display add a hint of contrast. The extremely sparse tail section has a little fender, a round taillight, and indicators.
Keeway India has expanded its motorcycle line-up further by launching the SR250, which will go on sale in April 2023. The bookings of the model have started at a token amount of Rs 2,000 and it will soon join its sibling the Keeway SR125 in India. The deliveries of the motorcycle are anticipated to start in February 2023. It is most likely to give tough competition to the TVS Ronin, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, and the Kawasaki W175.