Since the start of this year, Buraq Automobile has been teasing the launch of Benelli and Keeway Motorbikes for Pakistan. Now, the wait is over following the launch ceremony of Benelli and Keeway in Faletti’s Hotel in Lahore. Currently, both Benelli, originally an Italian Motorcycle Manufacturer and Keeway, a Motorcycle brand from Hungary are owned and operated by Chinese Qianjiang Motors.The launch took place after a joint venture between Buraq Automobile, and Qianjiang Motor Company of China was put into motion. Benelli would be selling its TNT 25 motorbike in our market. TNT 25 comes with a 250cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine giving it the power of 25 horses at the red-line of 9000-RPM along with 21.5Nm of torque at 7000-RPM. This 0.25-liter engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. In addition to this, it comes standard with electronic ignition along with both front and rear disk brakes. It will be available in two colors i.e. red and black. Benelli will sell it at a competitive price of PKR 455,000 which is over PKR 2.5lac less than the price of its direct competitor in Pakistan, the Suzuki Inazuma.
Furthermore, Keeway has launched two motorcycles for Pakistani market, RKS150sport (CG) and RKS150sport (GS). Both the bikes come equipped with 150cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engines. The key difference between both the variants is the engine; (GS) option has what Keeway reported as the more stable engine of the two which gives it a power output of 11bhp as compared to 10bhp of (CG) variant. In addition to this Keeway claims that GS model would do 35-40km/l in comparison to CG’s 30-35km/l. Other than that, both the bikes would come with a 5-speed transmission with both electric and kick start option on board. Front brakes of both the bikes would be disc with the rear ones being drum. Both GS and CG variants would come with three color options; blue, black and red. Keeway has priced the GS variant at PKR 199,000 and CG at PKR 189,000.
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