BKX 300 S
Versatile, refined, yet never going unnoticed, the BKX 300 S is the new concept from Benelli dedicated to all-round fun, whatever your destination. A multipurpose, modern motorbike with a strong personality, designed for city living and tackling traffic with great ease. And once you leave the metropolis behind, the BKX 300 S will be able to surprise you through the corners as well, navigating all types of roads smoothly, guaranteeing maximum functionality and handling.
Like its adventure sibling, the BKX 300 S is powered by the brand new 292.4 cc, liquid cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder engine with a 42 mm throttle body, an evolution of the 250 cc already in the range, where updates have been made to the thermal, ballast and transmission components. The engine, in Euro 5+ configuration, is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 29.2 hp (21.5 kW) at 9000 rpm and 24.5 Nm (2.5 kgm) at 7000 rpm. The chain-driven timing features double overhead camshaft with 4 valves and a 6-speed gearbox. The exhaust system is new, as is the back-torque limiting slipper clutch, which reduces the clutch lever actuation force at the handlebar, as well as making the gearbox smoother.
The BKX 300 S was created by the Benelli Style Centre, which gave it a refined look, with polished surfaces, very compact volumes and minimal bulging. An easy and racy two-wheeler, dedicated to fun, where there are no superstructures that could hinder the rider's movement, thus allowing a comfortable yet active and dynamic riding position. An authentic look, enhanced by a very striking distinguishing feature: the headlight unit, entirely LED, where the front features two DRL (low beam) beams with an original and extremely modern design, shared with its adventure-seeking “sister” in the range. The rear lights, on the other hand, are integrated into the turn indicators, adopting a technical solution already tried and tested in the Tornado Naked Twin 500.
The BKX 300 S features a stylish chassis, focused on maximum flexibility and manoeuvrability. The frame is a traditional steel double cradle frame, which blends perfectly into the design of the bike. The suspension at the front consists of an upside-down fork with 41-millimetre diameter legs, while at the rear there is a swinging arm and a monoshock with progressive linkage adjustable in the spring preload and 150-millimetre travel at the wheel. The braking system, a guarantee of maximum safety in all conditions, has a single 280 mm diameter floating disc with four-piston calliper on the front and a 240 mm diameter disc with single-piston floating calliper on the back. The 17" aluminium alloy rims mount 110/70-ZR17 and 150/60-ZR17 tyres, respectively. The tank capacity is 13 litres. The instrument panel is LCD and clearly visible in all riding conditions. A USB socket is also present, so that you can set off on any of your adventures with peace of mind.
The BKX 300 S will be available at all Benelli dealers from mid-2024. The price is yet to be determined. A 125 cc and a 250 cc version will also be available for some markets.