Benelli unveils three models at EICMA 2022
Benelli Q.J. has unveiled three 2023 iteration models at EICMA 2022: the Tornado Naked Twin 500, the BKX 250, and the BKX 250 S. The 2023 Tornado Naked Twin 500 gets the same mechanical specifications as its predecessor, but the BMX models come with an updated powertrain. The company has planned to launch these models in mid-2023.
2023 Tornado Naked Twin 500
While the original silhouette remains the same for the 2023 Tornado Naked Twin 500, the naked middleweight bike gets an aggressive and futuristic design. The bike’s aggressive front fascia features a new vertically stacked low LED headlight, which is flanked by angular-shaped LED DRLs.
The 2023 Tornado Naked Twin 500 is powered by the same 500 cc, parallel twin engine that generates a peak power of 48 hp at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 46 Nm at 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The naked middleweight bike comes with notable features such as 5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED units, and ABS , among others.
|Engine||500 cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled|
|Peak power||48 hp at 8500 rpm|
|Peak torque||46 Nm at 6000 rpm|
|Fuel tank capacity||14 L|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic forks|
2023 BKX 250 and 2023 BKX 250 S
The 2023 BKX 250 is a lightweight adventure bike, and the 2023 BKX 250 S is a naked lightweight bike. Both bikes get a futuristic and minimalistic design. The BKX models differ in terms of usage; the BKX 250 is used for off-road purposes, whereas the BKX 250 S is used for on-road purposes.
The BKX models share the same powertrain. The BKX models are powered by a 249 cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The engine produces a peak power of 25.5 hp at 9250 rpm and 21 Nm at 8000 rpm. For transmission, the engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The BKX bikes come with notable features such as a digital LCD cluster with connectivity, USB charging port, 13.5-litre fuel tank, and ABS, among others.
|Specifications||BKS 250||BKS 250 S|
|Engine||249 cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine||249 cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine|
|Peak power||25.5 hp at 9250 rpm||25.5 hp at 9250 rpm|
|Peak torque||21 Nm at 8000 rpm||21 Nm at 8000 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed gearbox||6-speed gearbox|
|Brake||Disc (front and rear)||Disc (front and rear)|