New Benelli BJ600 GS Tourer is a more focused motorcycle for the touring market. Benelli could get it one day here to make sure it offers more the touring enthusiast
Benelli has revealed the all new tourer BJ600 GS and the adventure tourer motorcycle was recently spotted in China. The production ready motorcycle has been crafted on the same frame as Benelli TNT 600i. The BJ600 GS is likely to be unveiled in India next year, at the Auto Expo in Feb 2018.
The design also looks quite alike with Benelli’s upcoming 1200cc shaft drive motorcycle which would also be a tourer. The 4-pot headlamp is also quite a head turner and goes pretty well with the front end of the motorcycle. The bike claims top speed of 252 kmph and weighs around 231 kg.
The bike comes with complete tourer kit including pannier bags, large front windscreen, built in stereo system and seems to be a good update to the existing TXT600 GT and also gets crash guard options. The design is being shared with the recently patented 1200cc tourer. The motorcycle comes with a 600cc, liquid cooled four cylinder engine which produces 82.70 bhp at 11,500 rpm and 54.60 Nm of peak torque at 10,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The motor will be up to date BS-IV compliant as far as the emission norms are considered. The bike carries a chunky and adventurous stance which will attract and appeal a lot buyers the wide tyres are even from the TNT family. Benelli is aiming to play a major player in the tourer segment with the help of these two new tourer motorcycles the 1200cc and the latest BJ600 GS.
The huge motorcycle gets handlebar mounted mirrors, pointing straight to the part sharing theory from TNT 600i. The 1200, unlike the BJ600 GS, has not been confirmed here, and there are no as such reports on it.
Benelli is trying to expand its portfolio and gain as much as popularity in the very cutthroat Indian market. With the help of BJ600 GS the company will try to create its mark in this touring motorcycles category. Benelli is trying to improve its dealership network by entering new locations in the country.