Hungarian two-wheeler brand, Keeway, recently launched its supersport, the K300 R, in India. The prices of the motorcycle start from Rs 2.99 lakh and go up to Rs 3.20 lakh. While it’s an enticing package on paper, if you’re sceptical about buying a product from a new brand, here are some of the tried and tested alternatives around the same price range.
KTM RC 390: Rs 3.16 lakh
The KTM RC 390 is the closest rival to the K300 R. The Austrian machine received its most significant update this year wherein it received new styling, added features, and improved hardware. While it retains its racy character, it has also become more practical now. Powering the RC 390 is a 373cc, liquid-cooled engine that produces 42.9bhp and 37Nm. It also comes with a host of advanced features like traction control and a bi-directional quick shifter which are traditionally available in much bigger bikes.
KTM 390 Adventure: Rs 3.37 lakh
The 390 Adventure is RC 390’s adventure touring sibling. It brings in KTM’s Dakar DNA in a practical and versatile form. It runs on a 19-17-inch alloy wheel combination, long-travel suspension at both ends, and premium ByBre braking hardware. Further helping it tackle varying terrains are higher ground clearance and block-pattern tyres. And similar to the RC, the list of features is also a comprehensive one. What’s more, the engine specifications are also identical to its supersport sibling.
BMW G 310 GS: Rs 3.10 lakh
This, similar to the 390 Adventure, is also a mid-size adventure tourer, especially for those who want to enter the premium BMW Motorrad family. One of the most noteworthy traits of the motorcycle is its ride quality which is the plushest in this segment. It also offers ergonomics comfortable enough for munching miles all day long. Powering the bike is a 313cc, water-cooled mill that’s good for 33.52bhp and 28Nm and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: Rs 3.06-3.32 lakh
The modern-classic aficionados can consider the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. This café-racer-styled offering is not just gorgeous but also one of the most affordable multi-cylinder bikes. Its 648cc, parallel-twin, air/oil-cooled mill is a gem of an engine in terms of torque delivery and smoothness. It’s capable of producing 47bhp and 52Nm of torque. The hardware and feature list, meanwhile, are pretty traditional like all existing offerings from Royal Enfield.
(All prices are ex-showroom)