Keeway India recently launched its first supersport offering, the K300 R. It’s the Hungarian brand’s 300cc offering and competes with the likes of KTM RC 390, TVS Apache RR 310, and more. In this piece, we’ve compared it against the Austrian supersport on paper. Here are the results.
The Keeway K300 R looks quite modern with its decently sharp styling. Its fascia comprises a split LED headlight setup topped by a transparent visor. It also gets LED turn indicators and taillight. Overall, the K300 R’s design is quite clean. On the other hand, the KTM RC 390 looks much more track-focused like a supersport should. It too gets LED illumination all over. However, the RC 390 looks much more accommodating in terms of size than the K300 R.
Apart from the LED illumination, the Keeway K300 R gets a regular LCD instrument cluster. It packs all the basic readouts like the speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel level bar, temperature, and more. However, you don’t get Bluetooth connectivity with the K300 R. The KTM RC 390 gets a full TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity. KTM has also equipped the RC 390 with traction control, quickshifter and cornering ABS for added safety.
Powering the K300 R is a 292.4cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor developing 27.5bhp and 25Nm. It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox. The RC 390 draws power from a 373cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine dishing out 42.9 bhp and 37 Nm. It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox and benefits from a slipper clutch and a quickshifter.
The K300 R rides on 37mm USD front forks and monoshock setup. Its braking hardware comprises a 2923mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc mounted on a 110/70-17 front and a 140/60-17 rear tyre setup. The KTM RC 390 gets USD front forks form WP and preload adjustable rear shock. The braking setup on the RC comes from ByBre as a 320mm front and 230mm rear disc. It rides on 17-inch alloys.
Keeway has priced the K300 R at Rs 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) onwards while the RC 390 costs Rs 3,16,070 (ex-showroom Delhi).