DSK-Benelli India is expected to expand its product portfolio with a variety of products including a Scrambler, a Maxi Scooter and a cruiser motorcycle. The Leoncino Scrambler is expected to arrive first with reports suggesting a possible launch during the festive season.
The quarter-litre maxi scooter, the Zafferano 250, was recently spotted in India and so was the quarter-litre cruiser MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle. Both of them were wrapped in camouflaging stickers so it’d be safe to assume that we may not see the scooter and the cruiser arrive in the Indian market at least in 2017. We’d probably hear official information about them at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the Benelli MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle test mule was snapped once again in India. As aforementioned, the cruiser is already on sale in select international markets. 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.
Mechanically, 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. Check out the complete specifications below:
|Engine||4 stroke, 2 cylinder,2-valve|
|Bore X Stroke||55 x 53 mm|
|Engine Displacement||251.8 cc|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|Lubrication System||Pressure splash lubrication|
|Max Power/rpm||13 kW (17.6 PS)/8000 rpm|
|Max Torque/rpm||16.5N.M/6000 rpm|
|Front||TELESCOPIC FORKS 120MM|
|Rear||TELESCOPIC COIL SPRING OIL DAMPED 70MM|
|Dry Weight||145 kg|
As aforementioned, there is still no word about the possible arrival date of the quarter-litre cruiser but we expect to hear some official announcement at the 2018 Auto Expo. We’d keep you posted. Meanwhile, let us know your views about the Benelli MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle cruiser motorcycle through the comments section below.
Spy Image Courtesy IAB