New Delhi: Keeway India has launched the new retro-styled SR125 priced at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom), making it one of the most expensive 125cc bikes in the market. This means that the retro-styled bike serves as an entry point to the Keeway India range, which includes 300cc scooters and 250cc Bobbers. And before you wonder, the Keeway SR125 has nothing to do with the Aprilia SR125!
Keeway SR125: Design
The design of the Keeway SR 125 is quite simple, with a teardrop shape, a 14.5 liter fuel tank and a compact side panel making up most of the body. Above that sits a small halogen headlamp with a one-piece color digital display, while a tan one-piece seat adds contrast. The tail section is super minimal, with a small fender and a round tail light and indicators.
Keeway SR125: Engine
The motorcycle is powered by a 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 9.7bhp and 8.2Nm. For comparison, these power and torque figures are lower than the Honda Shine 125 engine with 10.7 hp and 11 Nm.
Keeway SR125: Chassis
The SR125 has a single downtube frame, telescopic fork suspension and 5-stage adjustable double shocks. The bike rides on 17-inch wire-spoke wheels shod with dual-purpose tires. Braking is handled by a 300mm disc and a 210mm disc at the rear. It should be noted that the 300mm disc size is too big for a 125cc bike under 10hp.
Also, while we’re on the subject of power, the Keeway SR125 not only produces less power than the Honda Shine or TVS Raider, but also weighs a lot more with 120 kg.
Keeway SR125: Colors, availability and competition
The Keeway SR125 is available at all Keeway dealers in India in three colors – Glossy Black, Glossy Red and Glossy White.
In terms of competition, the Keeway SR125 goes up against the TVS Raider, Honda Shine, Honda SP125 and the Bajaj Pulsar 125. However, these bikes undercut the Keeway significantly in terms of price.
The SR125’s price tag of 1.19 lakh actually puts it in the same price bracket as the TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Yamaha FZ series.