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India bound Benelli BN251 revealed

India bound Benelli BN251 revealed
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Benelli has 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.

The BN 251 will also be the most affordable Benelli motorcycle in India before the Italian motorcycle giant starts commencing local production for mass market products. 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.

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