New EICMA 2015: some new and many old home Benelli. Benelli exhibit starting tomorrow at the show of the Milan EICMA several new motorcycle... Most introduced! No big revolution so for the Sino-Italian company, whose main attraction is the latest version of its BN600R, 4-cylinder roadster launched last year. Powered by a 4-cylinder in line 82 hp and 52 Nm, quite well designed roadster receives - as advertised on MNC there is exactly one year - quality devices: Marzocchi 50mm Sachs monoshock, brakes Brembo and tires Metzeler Sportec M5. Benelli announces a rate of € 6790 for this bike declined in red, black or yellow.
The brand also puts emphasis on the semi-faired its roadster variant, the BN600GT presented in detail by MNC at the show in Milan ... last year! A bit more powerful (84 hp) and coupleuse (56.7 Nm) than R, the BN600GT embarks 27 liters of gasoline and swapped the exhaust under the seat roadster by a silent way down. It will be available by Benelli in the "second half of the year 2015," at an undisclosed price.
For good measure, Benelli also shows off his little roadster BN302 model heavily modeled on the Kawasaki ER-6n whose fate parallel twin 38 hp and 27 Nm of torque. Again, nothing new under the sun for the readers of MNC already "briefed" on this bike introduced last year (read our Introduction to BN302 of 4 November 2013). In fact, the only real new to discover at Benelli is a change of appellation, aptly observed by one of our readers (thank you Motorman34!): Uno 250 unveiled in 2012 is now called the BN251!
Strictly identical to the model presented there three years, very looké roadster is powered by a single cylinder 250 cc developing 24.5 bhp and 21 Nm. Direct competitor of the KTM Duke, this new model receives an elegant tubular frame (probably steel), a 41 mm inverted fork front disc 280 mm pinched by 4-piston caliper and 17-inch wheels.
It will be available in the first half 2015 in red, white or blue. Its price is not disclosed but it is advertised as "very competitive." In short, Benelli seems to bet heavily on the roadster category with all these different models that cover a relatively wide range, from small single to average 4-legged engine! Remains to discover them in a French network construction, which does not look simpler.