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QJMotor Race 250 sport bike could be launched as a Benelli

Written by Nizam Shaikh

At the Beijing International Motorcycle Exhibition, QJ Motor unveiled the new Race 250 sports bike. The QJ Motor Race 250 is likely to debut in the international market rebranded as a Benelli motorcycle. QJ Motor, the premium bike vertical of Qianjiang, Benelli’s partner in China, recently received type-approvals for the Race 250.

Competition Check

The premium motorcycle is also likely to come to the Indian market with a Benelli moniker. In India, the Race 250 will compete with the KTM RC200, Bajaj Pulsar RS200, Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 and Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF.

Design & Styling

The QJ Motor Race 250 features a sharp front fascia and a race-style windscreen. The fascia comes with a split headlamp with LED lighting and a complete faired design. The motorcycle also comes with a muscular fuel tank, clip-on handlebars and fairing-mounted wing mirrors. The bike also comes with a short tail section with a high-mount rear seat and a sporty race setting for the rider. But one feature the adds the premium touch to the quarter-litre motorcycle is the single-sided swingarm.

QJ Motor Race 250 Specifications

The QJ Motor Race 250 comes with a 249cc single-cylinder DOHC engine. The engine produces 27.1 Bhp of power and 22.5 Nm of torque. The motorcycle tips the scales at 159 kg at the kerb. The motorcycle will come with upside-down front fork suspension, a mono-shock on the rear and high specification brakes with semi-floating callipers. The bike also comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with dual-tone black and machine-cut design.

Currently, there is no information if the motorcycle will come to the Indian market. But Benelli could be planning to bring the quarter-litre motorcycle to Indian streets at an alluring price point similar to its other products. The brand will first make the quarter-litre bike available in the international market before India. More details on the launch will be available soon.

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