The Chinese owned Italian motorcycle brand, Benelli, is set to overhaul its product line up with a new 750cc roadster, rumoured to be scheduled for a launch in 2017.
The new motorcycle that is most likely to debut in the middleweight naked roadster segment, codenamed BJ750GS, will receive an all new 750cc parallel twin-motor with dual overhead camshaft. There is no confirmation about the performance numbers yet but it is rumoured that the motor will deliver around 100 bhp of power – filling the gap between TNT600i and the TNT899. This engine may also make way to a wide range of motorcycles too.
One of the highlight is the exhaust position which, unlike the bigger TNT’s under-seat unit, is a single-sided unit. It is, however, slightly high-raised than a conventional design. The motorcycle is built around a trellis frame while the twin-tube swingarm is something that we have already seen on the TRK 502 adventure tourer. The overall design is rounded instead of the angular bodywork of current breed of motorcycles. Brakes and suspension would be Benelli’s own in-house parts instead of Brembo and Marzocchi units seen on the TNT899 which is primarily to keep the production costs low.
The overall design looks neat and simple however we just could not eliminate the Ducati Monster family from our minds while observing the motorcycle. We hope to hear more details about this upcoming middleweight from Benelli which is expected to make its debut at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show.