Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli is testing a cruiser in India. IAB has spotted the MotoBi-250 in Pune; the spotted model appears to be the production version.
The bodywork of the motorcycle is wrapped with camouflaged livery. Benelli retails the MotoBi-250 in Indonesia for a price tag of Rp 35,600,000 (Approximately Rs 1.7 lakh).
The Benelli MotoBi-250 draws power from a 251.8cc liquid cooled parallel-twin engine producing 17.4bhp and 16.5Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.
The MotoBi-250 cruiser motorcycle is based on the bassinet type frame. Braking duties are handled by a single disc up front and drum setup at the rear. ABS is missing in the spotted model. The fuel tank capacity stands at 14-litres.
DSK Benelli has already revealed that there are two more launches scheduled in the current fiscal. So, the MotoBi-250 might be launched in India in the coming months.
The Benelli MotoBi-250 spotted in India looks like a production model. DSK Benelli might launch the motorcycle by the end of this year. In India, the MotoBi-250 will rival the likes of Bajaj Avenger 220, UM Renegade Commando and Hyosung Aquila 250.