Keeway India has reduced prices across its two 300cc motorcycles that include the K300N and the K300R. The bikes will now see a price reduction of up to Rs 55,000. Prices of the naked K300N and the fully-faired K300R have been slashed by Rs 30,000 and Rs 55,000, respectively. Therefore, the K300N now stands at Rs 2.55 lakh, while the K300R is priced at Rs 2.65 lakh. Prices are ex-showroom. According to the press statement, the decision to slash the prices of the bikes came in the wake of better import costs, which has led the company to pass on the benefit to its customers. It should be noted that the revised prices have been effective from April 6 onwards and are standard across all three colour options on the K300N and the K300R - White, Red, and Black.
Keeway K300N and K300R: Styling
The Keeway K300N sports a naked design with angular panels and an upright riding position, while the K300R carries a faired styling with clip-on handlebars. In addition, the K300R gets a split headlamp design with black surrounds and a tall windscreen, making its front end look sharper. Both bikes feature split seats, a neat underbelly exhaust, spoked alloy wheels, and a raised tail section.
Keeway K300N and K300R: Powertrain details
The 300cc motorcycles use a 292cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine that puts out 27bhp of maximum power at 8,750rpm and 25Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch, sending power to the rear wheels.
Keeway K300N and K300R: Hardware and Suspension
Underpinning both the K300N and K300R bikes is a steel trellis frame. It gets 37mm telescopic, upside-down forks in the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties are performed by a 292mm front disc with a 4-piston calliper and a 220mm rear disc with a single-piston calliper. Both disc brakes come equipped with a dual-channel ABS as standard.
The motorcycles ride on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in a 110/70 front and a 140/60 rear tyre. Weighing 151kg, the K300N is a naked streetfighter that gets a 12.5-litre fuel tank. While a 12-litre fuel tank is available with the K300R bike that weighs a little more at 165kg.
The seat height of the Keeway K300N is 795mm, which makes it easily accessible for short riders also. The K300R claims a seat height of 780mm and a lower ground clearance of 135mm in comparison to the K300N, which rides with a ground clearance of 150mm.
Keeway K300N and K300R: Features, Prices, Rivals
On the feature front, both 300cc motorcycles offer all-LED lighting, a digital instrument console, and two riding modes that include Eco & Sport. Post the revision of their prices, the Keeway K300N and the K300R now stand at Rs 2.55 lakh and Rs 2.65 lakh, respectively. Prices are ex-showroom.
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In terms of rivalry, the K300N takes on the likes of the BMW G310R, the Honda CB300F, and the KTM Duke range. Whereas, the K300R has rivals in the form of the BMW G 310 RR, the TVS Apache RR 310, and the KTM RC range.