Adishwar Auto Ride India today announced its partnership with one of the world’s newly established superbike brands, ‘Moto Bologna Passione’ (MBP) headquartered in Bologna, Italy. The MBP brand is an extension of the Benelli | Keeway portfolio in India, and focuses on more than 500cc high-displacement motorcycles.
Making a entry at the 2023 Indian Auto Expo, MBP showcased two product offerings for the Indian market, with state-of-the-art technology and pure Italian design. These include the M502N (Mid-displacement street-naked) and the C1002V (Modern Cruiser).
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Adishwar Auto Ride India said, “It is an honour to have tied with a young brand like Moto Bologna Passione. MBP is focused on catering to the demand for high-displacement motorcycles across its global markets, and we are proud to bring this young brand to India as well. With this, we shall be able to cater to our growing customer base. The premium set of offerings not only impress on the performance front, but are also packed with technology and many segment first features. In the long run, the strategic tie-up with MBP will help us strengthen our space in the premium two-wheeler space, while giving the customers an even wider spectrum of choice under one roof.”
The all-new MBP M502N showcases modern Italian design lines with sleek body panels to project a lightweight aerodynamic stance, which is true to its street naked appeal. The angular fuel tank is also designed to provide knee grip for aggressive riding, while the rear air vents channel the wind to cut down on weight.
The middle-weight street naked is powered by a 486cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin motor with 8 valves and Bosch EFI. The MBP M502N produces peak power of 50.95HP@8500rpm along with max torque of 45Nm@6750rpm. The strong focus on technology is seen from the 4.2 inch full-colour TFT screen that displays all information needed at a glance. Exposed LED headlight pods are light-sensitive, automatically switching on and off depending on the motorcycle’s current surroundings. All of the M502N’s lighting is LED lit, right from the vertical DRL strips to the backlit handlebar controls. Dual 300mm front discs and a 240mm rear with Bosch ABS are on offer. The suspension setup includes a golden KYB inverted fork upfront, while a preload-adjustable KYB monoshock covers the rear.
The all-new C1002V is a cruiser motorcycle reimagined. It boasts of modern-day reliability and elegant yet bold design lines. Whether you want to make a statement or you are in search of a companion for the long getaways, the C1002V is the perfect cruiser. It is powered by a roaring 997cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 80° V-twin engine tucked into a laid-back silhouette. Peak power produced is 93.87HP@7600rpm while peak torque generated is 102Nm@6500rpm. The 6-speed transmission is crisp and delivers speed via a belt drive for a dependable and low-maintenance ride.
On the technology front, the full-colour 5-inch TFT digital display offers easy to decipher readouts. For unmatched comfort levels and stability, the C1002V comes with a plush suspension package consisting of KYB upside-down telescopic fork and a KYB Prolink rear shock. The front wheel doubles down on a potent braking system consisting of dual 320mm disc rotors with Bosch ABS system to achieve safe, predictable braking no matter the riding conditions. The passenger seat is designed to double up as a backrest for the rider and the footrests are positioned for a classic, relaxed cruiser posture.
All MBP motorcycles incorporate IOT technology with a geolocation positioning system (GPS) and Cellular connection. MBP motorcycles also come equipped with an MCU (Motorcycle Connectivity Unit) with dedicated connection. The company has also designed the “MBP Connect”, which is an exclusive App through which riders can enjoy new security tools such as vibration and movement sensor system, remote shutdown and a panic button. Other features of the app enhance the enjoyment among the exclusive community in group rides, MBP’s support chat and full Moto-Metrics. The app automatically updates all the routes without the need for a bluetooth connection, since the motorcycles come with their own internet connection service.