- Powered by a 250cc, single-cylinder engine
- Gets full-LED lighting, LCD instrument cluster
- Indian launch details unavailable yet
Benelli has unveiled its stylish new quarter-litre naked roadster, the BKX 250 S at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
This new motorcycle will use Benelli’s existing 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also powers the company’s other quarter-litre models. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to deliver a maximum output of 25.8bhp at 9,250rpm and peak torque of 21Nm at 8,000rpm. The motorcycle manufacturer will also offer a 125cc version of it in select markets.
In terms of design, the BKX 250 S packs a futuristic design with angular body panels all across the motorcycle. The front fascia comprises a vertically-stacked twin-pod headlight with twin LED DRLs flanked on either side. Other styling elements on this quarter-litre motorcycle include an angular fuel tank, single-piece seat, tall-set exhaust, and exposed frame and subframe. The design is complemented by bright highlights that are visible on the bodywork and alloy wheels. At the back, the tail lights are integrated into the turn indicators.
The motorcycle is built around a tubular steel trellis frame and it uses 41mm upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock to handle the suspension tasks. The braking hardware includes a single 280mm disc with a four-piston calliper at the front and a 240mm disc with a single-piston floating calliper at the back. The BKX 250 S rides on 17-inch aluminium alloy rims that are shod in 110/70-section and 150/60-section tyres at the front and rear, respectively. The feature list on the motorcycle includes full-LED lighting, a 13.5-litre fuel tank, an LCD instrument cluster, and a USB socket.
The BKX 250 S will be available at all Benelli dealers in the international markets from mid-2023. The Indian launch details are not available yet.