5 Things to Know About India's Most Powerful Retro Scooter

This retro-styled scooter features a lot of unusual components, some of which are quite intriguing.

We've outlined five key things to get you acquainted with the scooter:

    1. Design

    With its beautiful retro look, the Sixties 300i is evocative of the Peugeot Django. It has an all light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system and box-shaped headlights. The Cadillac-inspired vertical rear indicators radiate authentic 1960s feelings, and the grille like design on the apron adds to its nostalgic appeal, giving it a unique appearance.

    2. Engine

    A 278.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with 18.9PS and 22Nm is at the heart of this throwback scooter. This makes it India's most powerful budget scooter, a title formerly held by the Yamaha Aerox 155. Only the far more costly Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) C 400 GT currently outperforms the Sixties 300i. Surprisingly, the engine is shared with the Keeway Vieste 300, its maxiscooter brother.

    3. Underpinnings

    The Sixties 300i has a telescopic fork in front and twin shock absorbers at the back. For braking, it has discs at both ends and dual channel An Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) for enhanced security. With a weight of 136kg, it is 10kg heavier than the Aerox. It rides on 12 inch wheels with 120/70 Timsun tires at the front and back. The 140mm ground clearance is on the low side and might occasionally cause issues on our crappy roads.

    4. Features

    The elements of the Sixties 300i are also vintage. It has an analogue speedometer as well as a digital insert that displays data such as an ambient temperature gauge, trumpeter, fuel gauge, and maintenance indicator, among other things.

    What makes this scooter unique is that the petrol filler cap is located on the floorboard. Intriguing! It also has a big 10 liter petrol tank, making it appropriate for longer travels as well.

    The scooter's facade combines powerful vintage motifs with cutting-edge practical hardware. In any case, the rounded apron and fender beautifully compliment the squared-off LED headlamp. A large cubbyhole is supplied in the front, which also has a Universal Serial Bus (USB) charging port and can contain a toolbox, first aid kit, and small Knick knacks.

    5. Pricing Predictions and Competitors

    The Sixties 300i is expected to be priced about Rs 2.3 lakh. There's nothing quite like it at that price point, and it has no direct competitors. However, if you're searching for a retro-styled scooter, consider the Vespa SXL 150 and VXL 150.

Bookings for the Keeway Sixties 300i have already begun at dealerships for Rs 10,000, with delivery set to begin in June 2022. The firm is also trying to grow its dealer network, with the goal of opening 100 stores by next year.

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