It was late last year at the Chongqing Motor Show that Benelli (which is wholly owned by Quianjiang Motor Company [QJ] since 2005), took the wraps off what is perhaps China’s largest displacement production motorcycle to date: the 1200GT.
Nine months later, the 1200GT is now available in Chinese showrooms, with a reported SRP of CnY99,800 (or roughly PhP750,000), about half the price of BMW Motorrad’s R 1250 RT.
Underneath the fairings is a 1209cc liquid-cooled triple that packs about 136 Ps of power and 120 Nm of torque. The 1200GT is claimed to be capable of reaching a top speed of 228 kilometers per hour.
Besides the electronically adjustable windshield, the Benelli 1200GT also features full-LED lighting and a full-TFT screen that ditches the analog speedo and RPM gauge of the prototype.
It rides on sporty inverted forks while stopping power is provided by Italian brake master Brembo (with ABS).
For safety, the 1200GT comes standard with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), electronically adjustable side mirrors, and a pair of front and back cameras to give the rider a better view. These impressive safety features are not a coincidence as Volvo is owned by Benelli's parent company, Qianjiang.
Benelli PH is yet to confirm the PH arrival and SRP of the 1200GT.