- QJ SRG600 fully-faired bike unveiled in China
- Likely to be rebadged as the Benelli 600RR for the international markets
- Shares its underpinnings with the 2020 Benelli TNT 600
After appearing in a leaked image and multiple spy shots, the QJ SRG600 fully-faired motorcycle has finally been unveiled in China. This motorcycle is also expected to be introduced in other international markets, rebadged as the Benelli 600RR. For the uninitiated, QJ Motor’s parent company, Qianjiang Group, also owns Benelli since 2005.
The QJ SRG600 is based on the same platform as that of the 2020 Benelli TNT 600 naked street bike. Hence, powering the fully-faired model is the same 600cc, inline four-cylinder motor which produces 80.4bhp and 55Nm on the TNT. For the SRG, this engine might have gone through some changes to make it more powerful to suit its sportsbike character. The Chinese manufacturer has also equipped the SRG’s six-speed gearbox with a quick shifter.
The hardware package of the SRG is similar to the TNT 600 with a trellis frame, upside down forks, an offset monoshock, dual disc up front and a single disc at the rear. Going by the spy shots which had surfaced in June 2020, the faired bike is likely to be available in two variants with suspension and brakes sourced from different brands. It is also equipped with some modern features like a full-colour TFT display, full-LED lighting and keyless ignition.
Going by Benelli’s intentions to go all out with its portfolio expansion in India, we expect the 600RR fully-faired motorcycle to arrive at our shores as well. The company has already revealed its plans to update seven of its models in accordance with the BS6 emission norms.