Benelli BN 600 2013

A 4-cylinder 600 roadster at Benelli? It is shocking, especially from a manufacturer renowned for its characteristic engines and atypical displacements (3 cylinders in 900, 1130, 899). Yet it is the next branded model of the Italian lion that we will see land in 2013.

But this machine only bears the name, because this BN 600 is a motorcycle directly from China.

Originally, this machine is a Qianjiang … OK, me neither, that doesn’t mean much to me, except that he’s been the owner of Benelli since 2005 – he is free to use this brand to promote these models. And even if you won’t come across Quianjiang often, let’s not lightly judge this box which sells a million two-wheelers per year..

Thus, it is a Chinese with Benelli marked on it. And technically, it promises to be interesting and sometimes surprising. Already, there is this 4-legged engine, which one would find logical on a Japanese but much less on an Italian. This 599 cc injection and 16-valve block delivers a little phenomenal power: 82 horsepower and 5.3 mkg. This cavalry is far from sufficient to go tease the Street Triple or the Hornet, the latter cheerfully spitting more than 100 nags.
So where is the target? Mid-range roadsters, such as the ER-6n, Bandit, XJ6 or CBF 600.
We can make some reservations about the relative modesty of available watts. On the other hand, we remain admiring the equipment of the BN 600, almost at the level of a sportswoman: a frame mixing aluminum plates and the tubular steel trellis, an enormous inverted fork of 50 mm (what interest of such a big?), 320 mm brake discs with 4-piston radial calipers, a swingarm as big as that of a CBR 600 RR, a rear tire 180 mm wide … It’s tough, the kind of stuff that is intended for a much more powerful tracker. Now, the quality of this equipment remains to be seen.

Not ugly but not transcendent either, the BN 600 does not offer the striking and devastating style of an Italian. The pots under the saddle, the sharp radiator scoops, the shock absorber installed laterally, the teardrop mirrors – The effects are there, but the audacity of the design does not catch that much and the identity seeks to to build oneself. Only the lighthouse offers a filiation with models already widespread (not with us) such as the Generic CODE 125, 150 and 200 S or X, itself a little inspired by the 1130/899 TnT of Pesaro.

This Benelli is advertised at a shock price, which would allow it to stand out for its sporty roadster equipment as well as for its basic motorcycle price. But what will it be worth on the dynamic level, on the quality, on the finish? China arrives in the medium displacement segment – How will this Sino production surprise us? ?

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The technical aspect

Benelli BN 600 2013

  • Frame
  • Tank: 15 liters
  • Width: 800 mm
  • Height: 1180 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,430 mm
  • Dry weight: 208 kg
  • Operating weight: 220 kg
  • Train before

Benelli BN 600 2013

  • Transmission
  • Secondary chain transmission
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 599 cc
    (65 x 45.2 mm)
  • 82
    at 11,500 rpm
  • 5.30 mkg
    at 10,500 rpm

Detached pieces


chain kit


Benelli BN 600 2013

Benelli BN 600 2013

Benelli BN 600 2013

Benelli BN 600 2013


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