The Chinese owned – Italian motorcycle maker, Benelli has been reportedly working on the middle-weight street naked bike, the 752S, from almost 10 years now. It took life in the form of Benelli 2ue, debuting at the 2009 EICMA, and the name was later changed to Benelli Due.
Most recently it was seen in its concept avatar at 2017 EICMA. And now the company has officially taken the wraps off the production spec bike which is now called the 752S. The motorcycle has been built around a completely fresh engine and chassis platform, targeted to a totally new set of audience. In terms of styling, it can be said inspired from the most famous street naked icons, the Ducati Monster 821 and the MV Agusta Brutale 800.
The company has used a new tubular trellis frame which hides a new 750cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine. The new power house delivers 77bhp at 8500rpm and peak torque of 67Nm hits at 6500rpm. The engine comes married to a 6-speed gearbox.
The bike utilizes 50mm Marzocchi USD fork upfront with 117mm travel and rear suspension duties are taken care by a monoshock with 45mm travel. It weighs on the higher side at 502 lbs (curb weight), and at this weight, it won’t exactly have the best power to weight ratio, but numbers will still come under respectable line.
There is no update on the pricing as of yet but when launched in India you can expect it to retail around Rs 6 lakh, and it will compete straight on with the likes of Kawasaki Z650.