Benelli MotoBi-250 cruiser spied testing in India – Will rival Royal Enfield
The motorcycle has 17.4 hp and 16.5 Nm of torque in store.
A camouflaged prototype of the Benelli MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle cruiser has been spotted testing in India. In some markets, the motorcycle is marketed under Keeway brand but its identity in India remains to be seen.
To be positioned as a premium alternative to the likes of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and Bajaj Avenger 220, the MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle is powered by a carburated 251.8 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which produces 17.4 hp and 16.5 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
The cruiser adopts cradle type frame which is suspended by telescopic fork upfront and regular coil spring shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is courtesy of front disc and rear drum units.
The MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle features typical cruiser styling complete with a circular headlamp, a tapered slender fuel tank, high mounted handlebars, single-pod instrument console, plush seat, low-set tailpiece with pillion back rest, dual exhaust tubes and alloy wheels.
DSK Motowheels is expected to assemble the MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle locally at its Wai facility near Pune. We expect the motorcycle to be priced at around INR 2 lakhs. The brand’s expanding dealership network is expected to make a strong case of the upcoming cruiser against its rivals.