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BN 251 will be Benelli’s entry level bike in India

BN 251 is Benelli's entry level bike in India
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The BN 251 will also be the most affordable Benelli motorcycle in India and will be brought in via the CKD route just like the other higher displacement siblings. Body style is of a naked, street fighter motorcycle and shouldn’t have a problem in attracting customers.

Powering the BN 251 will be a 249cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke petrol motor with fuel injection churning out 24.5 BHP of power @ 9,000 RPM and 21 Nm of torque @ 7,000 RPM. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.


  • Tubular steel chassis
  • 41mm inverted front fork
  • Adjustable rear monoshock
  • 280mm single front disc and 240mm single rear disc brake
  • 140/60/R17 rear  tyre and 110/70/R17 front tyre
  • Engine underbelly
  • Single midship exhaust
  • Digital + analogue instrument cluster

The bike will be offered in three exterior colours; white, red and blue.

Benelli first revealed its entry level offering, the BN 251 at the EICMA Show in Milan. The motorcycle will primarily target the Duke 200 and should be launched in India by 2015. However, CKD assembly might result in a higher price tag than the Duke 200 which is manufactured locally. The Benelli range of bikes will be assembled at DSK’s facility near Pune.

Source – Motorbeam