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#1 NomadJoe

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Posted 2013-05-13 12:27:28

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.

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From thier main English language site which calls it the BN600: http://www.benelli.c...ult-cd-776.aspx

ENGINE
4 cylinders in line, 4-stroke, liquid cooled , 4 valves for cylinder double overhead camshaft

RATED OUTPUT
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.


#2 pokerkid

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Posted 2013-05-13 13:12:02

nice bike but I like the one with the fairings on the side better

 

there is a thread running here : http://www.thaivisa....li#entry6241113


Edited by pokerkid, 2013-05-13 13:21:45.


#3 mania

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Posted 2013-05-13 13:24:19

There are some good Thai reports out already

I say good meaning they seem to voice an opinion on both good & bad.
Some things they like & some things they say are a bit cheaply done.
Also the exhaust is running a bit hot as setup

I saw a pic of one they changed already to a down exhaust exit

 

Here is the review & it is in Thai but line by line you can figure it out

or use a translator to get close

Also lots of good pictures of various parts/groups

http://www.บิ๊กไบค์.com/topics/รีวิว+BENELLI+BN6OO-1327-1-1.html



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Edited by mania, 2013-05-13 13:26:31.


#4 NomadJoe

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Posted 2013-05-13 14:28:40


nice bike but I like the one with the fairings on the side better

 

there is a thread running here : http://www.thaivisa....li#entry6241113

 

^ Ah ok. Somehow I missed that other thread. Probably because it's not called the TNT 600 here, actually neither is it called that in the UK.

 

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http://www.keewaymot..._d276035351.htm


Edited by NomadJoe, 2013-05-13 14:30:35.


#5 loserlazer

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Posted 2013-05-13 14:36:13

the problem is, nobody knows what to call these bikes as clearly, they have a branding/modelling crisis!

I have seen the Benelli modified to the moon by K speed as it is siting in front of their shop, looks better than teh stock still do not trust anything Chinese!



#6 naboo

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Posted 2013-05-13 14:48:37

For B60k less, you can get the Honda CBR500 or a CB500X/F. I don't see a market for this.



#7 angryfarang

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Posted 2013-05-13 17:00:16

For B60k less, you can get the Honda CBR500 or a CB500X/F. I don't see a market for this.

 

But those are a twin...   I'd rather pay 60k more and have a real engine , 4-cylinder all the way!

 

Shame this bike is Chinese. 



#8 pokerkid

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Posted 2013-05-13 18:33:45

For B60k less, you can get the Honda CBR500 or a CB500X/F. I don't see a market for this.

for 60 k less you will also get 2 cylinders and about 35hp less, still want to compare these bikes? 



#9 naboo

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Posted 2013-05-13 18:37:41

For B60k less you get a Honda. Honda trumps all in Thailand.

#10 mania

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Posted 2013-05-13 18:47:27

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For B60k less you get a Honda. Honda trumps all in Thailand.

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#11 pokerkid

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Posted 2013-05-13 18:53:37

For B60k less you get a Honda. Honda trumps all in Thailand.

you are a very funny guy



#12 RubberSideDown

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Posted 2013-05-13 20:21:50

Honda trumps all in Thailand??? You couldn't tell me that before I ordered a Kawasaki?:)

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Posted 2013-05-13 20:32:26

Honda trumps all in Thailand??? You couldn't tell me that before I ordered a Kawasaki?:)


Ill take a FULL power kawa litre bike for 200,000 less then the honda restricted litre bike. Of course i am buying a bike not a name.

#14 BSJ

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Posted 2013-05-13 20:35:35

For B60k less you get a Honda. Honda trumps all in Thailand.

Honda happens to have the lion's share of the market.  Doesn't mean their range is the best....or worse!



#15 RubberSideDown

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Posted 2013-05-13 20:35:50

I'm watching the Kawasaki episode of 'Twist the Throttle' as I type this- they're showing how they build bikes at the factory in Japan- it looks like they know what they're doing (it's very impressive, actually).

#16 sbk

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Posted 2013-05-13 23:51:57

Unnecessarily aggressive post removed, keep it civil and keep it on topic, thanks



#17 Richard-BKK

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Posted 2013-05-14 04:35:43

First the Benelli BN600 is only sold in China as the Keeway RK6. Worldwide the Benelli can be found in two versions, which are the generic version and the delux version (we can find several variation on the delux version depending on the local language)..

 

The regular or generic version has calipers and suspension made by Benelli themselves, the delux version has Brembo calipers and Marzocchi front forks and a few more gadgets... I was told that the brake discs on both models are made by Brembo...

 

The fuel injection system is from Walbro, which is an American company that claims that they're worlds largest manufacturer of fuel injection systems. For some useless information in Thailand the fuel tank of your Honda car is also manufactured by Walbro.



#18 Richard-BKK

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Posted 2013-05-14 04:53:13

For B60k less you get a Honda. Honda trumps all in Thailand.

Honda happens to have the lion's share of the market.  Doesn't mean their range is the best....or worse!

Actually Honda only has the lion share of the market in the small engine motorcycle segment, in the big bike market the leader is still Kawasaki with much more bikes on the road.

 

How long will Kawasaki be the market leader in the big bike segment is open for discussion....



#19 taninthai

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Posted 2013-05-14 08:46:06

The pictures in this thread make the bike look crap I've seen much better pictures maybe this is a different model,can't believe they call it an rk6 is that a pisstake or what.
I'd still rather by a 2nd hand gap bike than this ,it would probably last longer aswell.

#20 NomadJoe

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Posted 2013-05-14 08:57:41

The pictures in this thread make the bike look crap I've seen much better pictures maybe this is a different model,can't believe they call it an rk6 is that a pisstake or what.
I'd still rather by a 2nd hand gap bike than this ,it would probably last longer aswell.


 
Why do you think rk6 is a pisstake?  This bike borrows a lot of mid 2000's R6 tech, (which was a great bike, btw) so makes perfect sense.
 
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Or perhaps you were looking at the Benelli TNT899:
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Edited by NomadJoe, 2013-05-14 09:16:10.


#21 thaicbr

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Posted 2013-05-14 09:04:25

The pictures in this thread make the bike look crap I've seen much better pictures maybe this is a different model,can't believe they call it an rk6 is that a pisstake or what.
I'd still rather by a 2nd hand gap bike than this ,it would probably last longer aswell.


If you think the pictures look crap you will be AWED by the real thing...... NOT.

I saw them at the motor show and really wanted to come away impressed. Unfortunately I wasn't :(

Sent from my i-mobile i-STYLE Q6



#22 NomadJoe

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Posted 2013-05-14 09:28:10

^ It's no beauty pageant winner, but sat next to an ER6n, the Benelli gets it IMO. Plus it's got two more cylinders and 13 more HP. 

 

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#23 loserlazer

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Posted 2013-05-14 09:45:19

Benelli does not look better than the Kawa 100 percent, Benelli looks like it is made of recycled tins in China.

ANd, 2000's tech at 2013.

Why buying old tech with our hard earned cash? 

and Nomad, what i do not understand: If you like and love this bike, why do not you go buy one and try?  We would love to see some reviews about this bikelaugh.png



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Posted 2013-05-14 09:53:39

Not sure the resale value would be very good in Thailand, it doesn't have a reputation yet to compete with established brands like Kawasaki, Honda and others which are mainstream especially in Thailand.  Price is good though.


Edited by commande, 2013-05-14 09:54:36.


#25 angryfarang

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Posted 2013-05-14 10:00:31

I wouldn't be happy buying this bike until it had been on the market quite a few years...  I'd definitely be questioning its reliability.







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