Benelli 252R sport bike breaks cover, to rival KTM RC 200

Benelli 252R will be a direct rival to the likes of the KTM RC 200 and the Suzuki Gixxer SF250.252R sport bike from Benelli has gone on sale in the Chinese market at 25,800 Yuan, which converts to 2.94 lakh.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 09 Sep 2021, 04:06 PM
Benelli 252R has gone on sale in the Chinese market at 25,800 Yuan, which converts to ₹2.94 lakh.
Benelli 252R has gone on sale in the Chinese market at 25,800 Yuan, which converts to ₹2.94 lakh.

Benelli has revealed the new 252R quarter-litre sport bike for the international market. The motorcycle has gone on sale in the Chinese market at 25,800 Yuan, which converts to 2.94 lakh.

The new sport bike from the Chinese-owned premium motorcycle maker features its exterior design inspired by the new 302R.

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It sports an oval headlight at the front fairing with scoops, vents, and cut-outs that gives it a very aggressive look. There's also a very sharply designed, aerodynamic tail end that lends the sport bike a very intimidating look. The bike also features a muscular fuel tank that is good enough to hold 14-litres of fuel. 

(Also Read: Benelli India to add three new motorcycles to its portfolio by year-end)

At the heart of the new bike sits a 249cc DOHC parallel-twin engine that has been rated to churn out 26hp of maximum power and 24Nm of peak torque. For reference, the single-cylinder Gixxer Suzuki SF 250 sold in the Indian market manages a similar 26.5hp and 22.2Nm output. Needless to say, despite having an extra cylinder the overall output figures of the bike aren't exactly spectacular. The transmission option includes a six-speed gearbox. The bike tips the scales at around 177kg and at this weight, the 252R may not be the quickest quarter-litre sport bike out there. 

(Also read : Benelli rolls out commemorative logo on 110th anniversary)

There is no word if the bike is set to arrive in the Indian market anytime soon. But if it does, it will be a direct rival to the likes of the KTM RC 200 and the Suzuki Gixxer SF250. 

 

First Published Date: 09 Sep 2021, 04:05 PM IST
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