The Benelli BN251, which is to go on sale in India soon, was unveiled at the EICMA 2014. Being the smallest motorcycle in the Benelli line up, it has a striking resemblance to the KTM Duke twins.
The motorcycle has an exposed steel trellis frame, with Up Side Down (USD) forks for the front and a monoshock at the rear end.
The motorcycle has bikini fairing similar to the KTM as well. One major detail to be noted is the exhaust. Unlike the Duke, the BN251's exhaust is very well exposed and mounted on the right side of the bike.
The dimensions are very interesting as well, the bike measures 2080 mm in length, 805 mm in width and 1090 mm high. The wheelbase measures 1385mm and the ground clearance is 130mm. The kerb weight however, has not yet been revealed.
The heart of the BN251 is a single cylinder, 249 cc, liquid cooled motor that produces an impressive 24.5 PS of power and 21 Nm of torque.
The Benelli will have 17 inch wheels, with large tyres. The BN251 will also have a analogue meter, unlike the Duke.
After DSK gave the Italian manufacturer a good platform recently, Benelli are planning to have 20 dealerships across the country by 2015 year end.