- Gets off-road focused hardware
- Powered by a 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine
- Indian launch details unavailable yet
Benelli has revealed its 2023 line-up at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. The range includes two new quarter-litre motorcycles. Previously, we brought you the details about the BKX 250 S naked roadster. This time, we report about the quarter-litre adventure tourer that the company unveiled at the annual motoring event.
This adventure tourer shares its 250cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that also powers the existing Benelli quarter-litre motorcycles. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to produce a maximum output of 25.8bhp at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 21Nm at 8,000rpm. The motorcycle manufacturer will also offer a 125cc version of it in select markets.
Similar to the new quarter-litre roadster, this adventure-tourer, too, gets a modern and a sharp design. This includes a vertically-stacked twin-pod headlight with LED DRLs on either side. However, unlike the BKX 250 S, this model gets a semi-fairing design, a visor, knuckle guards, and wire-spoke wheels. Other styling elements include single-piece seat, tall-set exhaust. At the back, the parking, stop, and turn indicator lights are integrated.
The hardware on the motorcycle include a steel trellis frame. The suspension duties are handled by 41mm upside-down front forks and a rear monoshock. Then, the braking setup comprises a single 280mm front disc and a 240mm rear rotor. The spoked wheels with aluminium alloy hub and rim are 19-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear. The feature list includes LCD instrumentation, full-LED lighting, a 13.5-litre fuel tank, and a USB socket.
The BKX 250 will be available at all Benelli dealers in the international markets from mid-2023. The Indian launch details are not available yet.