Keeway V302C V-twin bobber compared with Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: know Price, features of both

Benelli’s sister brand, Keeway, announced the launch of the new Keeway V302C V-twin bobber in the Indian market earlier this week. Needless to say, this barber bike stands in its own segment and doesn’t compete head-to-head with anything else. However, there are some fairly intimidating offerings that you should consider including the costly (or less) and fairly popular Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. Here’s how the two products compare to each other in the documentation.

Engine and Specifications

Both bikes on the list feature twin-cylinder configurations, but these machines are a different world in terms of engine displacement and power figures. The Keeway V302C V-Twin Barber gets its power from a 298cc, twin-cylinder, water-cooled engine that produces an output of 29.5bhp and a maximum torque of 26.5Nm, while the Royal Enfield comes with a larger 648cc engine rated for churning. Maximum output 47 horsepower, maximum torque 52 Nm. This engine is mated to a six-speed transmission.

Features

In terms of features, the Benda V302C comes with dual-channel ABS, alloy wheels, LCD instrument cluster, slipper clutch and LEDs for both headlights and taillights. In addition to this, the Hungarian Barber’s safety features also include multi-level traction control. However, the Royal Enfield doesn’t offer many of these features, but it still comes with an anti-lock braking system. There are currently no alloy wheels available from Interceptor, but most likely they will be part of the next model year update.

Price comparison of both

Obviously Hungarian is an expensive product for both. Starting at Rs 3,89,000 (ex-showroom) for the Glossy Gray paint theme and up to Rs 4,09,000 (ex-showroom) for the Glossy Red option. Customers must pay a higher price to designate the bike as red, and the rest of the details remain unchanged. Moving on, the price of the Interceptor 650 is Rs 2,88,170 (ex-showroom) in India. Available in 3 variants and 7 colors, the highest price starts at Rs 3,13,913 (ex-showroom).

Which way should I go?

Both are quite different products in their area. However, if you prefer more power but can live with fewer features, you should go for the Royal Enfield, otherwise the Benda V302C is also a good option.

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