Scooters are among the most adaptable ways to get around on two wheels, as is widely known. Even while we adore our sportbikes, cafe racers, and performance-focused naked bikes, there's no disputing that scooters' compact, lightweight, and maneuverable design just makes life easier for city residents.
For instance, the Chinese motorbike company Qianjiang's brand Keeway has unveiled two brand-new scooters with a classic design for the European market. This vintage-style scooter, known as the Sixties, is totally contemporary on the inside while seeming retro on the outside. The Sixties will be available in 125 and 300 trim variants, as is the case with the majority of small-displacement models in Europe.
Starting off with the Sixties 125, this beginner-friendly scooter fits the bill for a model that is suitable for users with A1 licenses in particular. It is propelled by a 125cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine with a meager 10 horsepower. Therefore, the Sixties 125 is completely at home touring the city and navigating the congested central business area. Its price in Europe is a tempting 2,590 Euros, or around P152,000.
The Sixties 300, a larger, more powerful scooter with the same retro-inspired styling, is an option for intermediate riders. It has a 278cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine with an available 19 horsepower, making it much more potent. This scooter is better suited for longer trips to the outskirts of town, although operation will need at least an A2 license. It costs 4,090 Euros at retail, or around P241,000.
Given the recent popularity of neo-retro scooters here in the Philippines, it certainly goes without saying that if Keeway were to debut the Sixties in the local market, that people would immediately whip out their checkbooks for one of these stylish two-wheelers. We’ve seen it with the likes of the Yamaha Fazzio and Peugeot Django, as well as the Benelli Panarea.