Benelli launched the new Motard 250, a rugged dirt bike especially designed for young riders. The bike is lightweight, has good handling and is also offered at a pretty reasonable price - tag three attributes that make it a pretty interesting proposition.
Power comes from a compact single-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection and timing system with overhead, double camshaft and 4 valves. The engine delivers a maximum power of 25 HP (18 kW) at 9000 rpm, and 21 Nm (2.1 kgm) of torque at 7000 rpm. Other technical highlights include a six speed transmission, wet sump lubrication and oil bath clutch.
The bike features a pretty ergonomic design, with a compact tank, simple fairing and an aggressive mudguard. Out back, there is a sleek tail that houses a small tail light unit and the high exhaust end piece.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Benelli BX 250 Motard.
There is no limit to desire or to the longing for a motorbike. Tuned in to this mindset, Benelli launches the new Motard 250 designed to divert a younger set and lure them into the magic world of motorcycling. Developed by Benelli QJ for emerging markets, the Motard 250 is now being introduced in Italy with the clear objective of offering a quality product at a competitive price, and by doing so expanding the big family of motorcyclists. Lightweight and with great handling, Motard 250 is the choice of buyers seeking a fun ride at the right price.
Just like the best recipes, it’s the combination of ingredients that makes the difference. The engine is a compact, highly modern single-cylinder with electronic fuel injection and timing system with overhead double camshaft and 4 valves. Max. power is a generous 25
HP (18 kW) at 9000 rpm, the 21 Nm (2.1 kgm) torque at 7000 rpm. These are numbers that signify performance, super quick throttle response, a constant torque at all speeds. Wet sump lubrication, oil bath clutch, 6-speed transmission with chain final drive add to the ingredients.
The fairing is simple, yet designed to intensify the racing instinct of the new Benelli Motard 250. The tank is compact, flanked by air scoops that extend towards the front, while the mean-looking mudguard at front commands total attention. The tank panels are lightweight, slender and elegant as is the whole central area, designed to facilitate the control of the vehicle during sport riding. The sleek tail houses the small tail light unit and the high exhaust endpiece, which has received the utmost attention in the details. The front headlight mask incorporates the modern instrument panel, complete with the array of instruments and gauges.
The frame utilizes high-strength tubular steel that wraps around the single-cylinder engine. The swingarm relies on progressive leverages attached to the single central shock absorber. The upside-down fork has generously sized fork sliders to guarantee precision and stability in all riding conditions. The attention to safety and performance is epitomized by the braking system, with a 280 mm front disc and twin-piston floating caliper, and with the rear disc measuring 238 mm diameter, it too featuring a twin-piston caliper. The 17” aluminium alloy rims mount 100/80-17 and 130/70-17 tyres. The tank has a 7 litre capacity.
The dry weight comes in at only 132 kg, guarantee of the easy and immediate approach taken with the Motard 250, a bike created to draw younger people to the world of motorcycling, but that maintains an identity as a fun bike for even the most dynamic riders.
The Motard 250 comes in white and will be The model will be available next year second half. The price, sure to be very competitive, is still being defined.
|ENGINE TYPE||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, 4 valves, double overhead camshaft|
|BORE x STROKE||72 x 61,2 mm|
|RATED OUTPUT||18 kW (25 Cv) @ 9000 rpm|
|MAX. TORQUE||21 Nm (2,14 kgm) @ 7000 rpm|
|FUEL SUPPLY||Fuel injection|
|EXHAUST SYSTEM||With catalytic converter|
|FINAL DRIVE||Chain drive|
|STARTING||ELECTRIC AND KICK START|
|FRAME||Steel pipes with triangular structure|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||Hydraulic telescopic fork Ø 50mm|
|FRONT SUSPENSION STROKE||N.D.|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Single shock absorber with progressive link|
|REAR SUSPENSION STROKE||N.D.|
|FRONT BRAKE||Steel disk ø280 mm with floating double piston caliper|
|REAR BRAKE||Steel disk ø238 mm with floating double piston caliper|
|FRONT RIM TYPE||Aluminium alloy|
|FRONT RIM DIMENSIONS||2,50”x17”|
|REAR RIM TYPE||Aluminium alloy|
|REAR RIM DIMENSION||3,00”x17”|
|FRONT TYRE||100/80 - 17|
|REAR TYRE||130/70 – 17|
|WIDHT EXCLUDING MIRRORS||845 mm|
|HEIGHT EXCLUDING MIRRORS||1193 mm|
|PILOT SEAT HEIGHT||N.D.|
|GROUND CLEARANCE**||277 mm|
|STEERING PIPE ANGLE||N.D.|
|UNLADEN WEIGHT**||132 kg|
|ROAD READY WEIGHT**||136,6 kg|
|PERMITTED TOTAL WEIGHT||N.D.|
|USABLE TANK VOLUME||7,0 lt|