Benelli BKX 250 S
BKX 250 S
Fun has a new face. The BKX 250 S is a multi-purpose, refined, versatile motorbike, ideal for getting around town and tackling city traffic with great ease. A motorbike devoted to all-round fun, wherever you decide to go, capable of standing out in the two-wheeler scene. All thanks to a distinct, very modern personality and striking features, which will never go unnoticed. And once you leave the city behind, the BKX 250 S will be able to surprise you through the corners as well, navigating all types of roads smoothly and with ease, guaranteeing maximum functionality and handling.
The beating heart of the BKX 250 S is the tried and tested 250cc liquid-cooled, fourstroke single-cylinder, shared with the other quarter-litre models in the Benelli range and its new adventure-seeking sister, to which updates have been made to the cooling system and intake and exhaust systems. The engine has a maximum power output and torque of 25.8 hp (19 kW) at 9250 rpm and 21 Nm (2.1 kgm) at 8000 rpm, respectively. The timing features double overhead camshaft with 4 valves, electronic injection with 37 mm diameter throttle body, wet clutch and 6 speed gearbox.
Developed in the heart of the Benelli Style Centre in Pesaro, the BKX 250 S has a simple but very refined look, with polished surfaces, very compact volumes and little overhang. 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 250 S features a stylish chassis, focused on maximum flexibility and manoeuvrability. The frame is a traditional tubular steel trellis 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 fuel tank has a capacity of 13.5 litres, offering a range of over 400 km. The instrument panel is LCD and clearly visible in all riding conditions. A USB socket is present, so that you can set off on any journey with peace of mind.
The BKX 250 S will be available at all Benelli dealers from mid-2023. The price is yet to be determined. A 125 cc version will also be available for some markets.