Benelli MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle Quarter-Litre Cruiser Snapped In India

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It was only yesterday (August 11, 2017) when we got you the first images of Benelli’s quarter-litre Zafferano 250 scooter being tested in India. While there is no official statement about the launch of the maxi-scooter, we expect to hear some details at the 2018 Auto Expo. Meanwhile, another Benelli product has been snapped in India courtesy motoring portal IAB. Previously, it was speculated that Benelli will bring its Keeway Blackster 250 cruiser to India but that never happened.

This time, it’s Benelli’s quarter-litre cruiser motorcycle, the MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle that was seen on the Indian roads. The motorcycle, just like the Zafferano 250, is available in select markets and is priced at IDR 35,600,000 (approximately INR 1.7 lakh) on road in Indonesia.

The cruiser motorcycle uses a parallel twin engine. The 251.8cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine is tuned to deliver 17.6 PS maximum of power @ 8,000 rpm and 16.5 Nm of peak torque @ 6,000 rpm and is paired to a 5-speed transmission. Visually, it features a spherical, single-pod headlight, and typical cruiser motorcycle design traits. Although, instead of wire-spoked wheels, this one will ride on alloy wheels. Pillion comfort will be enhanced by a massive backrest at the rear.

As aforementioned, we’re yet to hear an official statement about the launch of the quarter-litre cruiser. The MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle, if priced aggressively, will give a tough time to the current crop of cruiser motorcycles, namely the Royal Enfield Thunderbird, Bajaj Avenger and the UM range. We hope to hear an announcement about the new Benelli motorcycles at the 2018 Auto Expo unless the brand surprises us with an early notification. We’d keep you posted.

Specifications
Engine4 stroke, 2 cylinder,2-valve
Bore X Stroke55 x 53 mm
Engine Displacement251.8 cc
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Lubrication SystemPressure splash lubrication
Max Power/rpm13 kW (17.6 PS)/8000 rpm
Max Torque/rpm16.5N.M/6000 rpm
CaburationCarburator
IgnitionC.D.I
Gearbox5-speed
StarterElectric
FrameBassinet type
Suspension
FrontTELESCOPIC FORKS 120MM
RearTELESCOPIC COIL SPRING OIL DAMPED 70MM
Wheelbase1460mm
Brakes
FrontDISC
RearDRUM
Dimension
Length2180mm
Width970mm
Height1180mm
Dry Weight145 kg

Meanwhile, let us know your views about the Benelli MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle cruiser motorcycle through the comments section below.

Spy Image via IAB