I haven't seen a thread about this bike yet. Not a bad looking bike. It's said to be based on the early 2000's R6. 88HP 600cc inline 4. I have seen the price as 254,00B and 28X,XXXB. I tried calling 2 different numbers for Keeway dealers but neither work. If it's 60k cheaper than the Versys, that might be enough to temp more than a few. Horrible name though. "Generic" must translate into something nice in Chinese.
From thier main English language site which calls it the BN600: http://www.benelli.c...ult-cd-776.aspx
4 cylinders in line, 4-stroke, liquid cooled , 4 valves for cylinder double overhead camshaft
60 kW (82 cv) @ 11500 rpm MAX. TORQUE
52 Nm (5,3 kgm) @ 10500 rpm
Talent, ambition, sporting appeal. Here is the new Benelli 600cc: BN 600, the long awaited four-cylinder bike of the Pesaro-firm arrives to Italy with the aim to satisfy the wishes of the most demanding riders who also pay attention to price.
BN 600 is not the same old 600. The heart of the BN 600 is its innovative inline four-cylinder 4 stroke engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft and 4 valves for each cylinder. The engine, with electronic injection and four ø 38 mm throttle bodies, delivers a power of 82 hp (60 kW) @ 11.500 rpm and max. torque of 52 Nm @ 10.500 rpm. Wet sump lubrication, wet clutch, 6 speeds gearbox and final chain drive. A successful recipe conceived and developed meticulously over the years to get a smooth and compact engine to entertain even the less skilled riders.
Rough edges, energetic and slender, BN 600 boasts essential, extremely aggressive features. The strong point of this new Benelli is the comfortable riding position, which makes handling easy and agile, allowing the racer to focus entirely on sheer enjoyment. The sound of BN 600 is unmistakably unique, genuine Benelli.
The naked frame is made of an upfront steel trestle and an aluminium structure at the rear suspension link, a guarantee of reliability under all circumstances. Suspension system is made of an upside-down front fork ø 50mm and a rear aluminium alloy swingarm with rear shock absorber in extension hydraulic and spring preload adjustment to tackle uneven pavements with total ease.
Top quality braking system with front ø 320 mm twin floating disk and radial callipers and rear ø 240 mm single disk with double piston calliper. Aluminium alloy 17’’ rims with 120/70 and 180/55 tyres, which ensure safety even in the most difficult situations, and 15L fuel tank.
BN 600 is presented in the colours white, black, orange and grey and will be available starting by mid-2013 at a really competitive price.
Edited by NomadJoe, 2013-05-13 12:33:19.