The Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori or more popularly known throughout the world simply as EICMA, traditionally, is the epicenter when it comes to the first public appearances of new motorcycle models.
For Benelli, EICMA is the perfect venue to show the world their latest contenders for the huge quarter-liter motorcycle segment – the BKX250 adventure bike and the BKX250 S naked bike.
BKX250 adventure bike
The new Benelli BKX250 is seen as a direct competitor to Suzuki’s V-Strom 250 SX and Honda’s CRF250L Rally. BKX250 features a 250cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is claimed to be capable of churning out 28 Ps of power and 21 Nm of torque.
Photo courtesy of EICMA
The BKX250 adventure bike is equipped with a double cradle tubular steel frame, a 41mm inverted fork, and a monoshock absorber with adjustable spring preload.
Other features include a tall windscreen, adventure bike-like ergonomics, full-LED lighting, and dual ABS.
BKX250 S naked bike
Obviously, the BKX250 S shares the same platform with its 250cc adventure bike sibling. It has the same 250cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is claimed to be capable of churning out 28 PS of power and 21 Nm of torque.
Like the BKX250 adventure bike, “S” is also equipped with a double cradle tubular steel frame and a monoshock absorber with adjustable spring preload. Its 41mm inverted fork, however, has shorter travel versus the one on the BKX250 adventure bike.
The two bikes also differ in terms of chassis dimensions, rim, and tire sizes. The BKX250 adopts spoked rims, 19-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear, shod with 100/90 and 140/80 tires respectively. The BKX250 S on the other hand has 17-inch cast alloy rims with 110/70-ZR17 and 150/60-ZR17 tires.
Philippine availability and SRP are yet to be announced by Benelli PH.