Keeway motorcycles to enter India

  • Autocar India
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2014 16:47 IST

DSK Motowheels only recently unveiled the five-motorcycle-strong lineup that it intends to launch in the Indian market in the first quarter of 2015. Now it has also made clear its intention of announcing two motorcycles from the Keeway brand alongside the Italian brand Benelli. The former is owned by the Qianjiang Group too.

Talking exclusively to Autocar Professional, Shirish Kulkarni said that they plan to bring the Keeway Blackster and another naked motorcycle called TNT250 for homologation by March-April 2015. They will roll out the two models in the second half of the year. The motorcycle uses a 249cc, twin-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It follows a fully black paint scheme, with some bits of chrome.
In the mean time, for DSK Motowheels, the immediate priority is to add assembly capacity at its Wai facility near Pune, which currently rolls out a maximum of 10 Hyosung bikes per day or up to 3,000 units per year under a single shift. The company in the process of adding another shift at the facility to cater to the demand for both – Hyosung as well as the Italian brand in the near future. However, to upgrade its production capacity, Kulkarlni told Autocar Professional, DSK will require an investment of Rs 400 crore.

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