A camouflaged test mule of the Benelli Moto Bi-250 which is known as Patagonian Eagle crusier has been spied performing test runs on the Indian roads. In several international markets, the motorcycle is identified as the Keeway brand, what will it be called in India is not known yet.
Here in India, the cruiser will be positioned as a premium alternative to rival with the likes of available contestants in the segment which are Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and Bajaj Avenger 220. The carbureted 251.8 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine will power the bike in association with a 5-speed gearbox unit. The mill is rated to spit out 17.4bhp along with 16.5Nm torque.
In terms of cycle parts, based on cradle type chassis, the MotoBi-250 suspended on the telescopic front forks and conventional coil spring shock absorbers at the rear. While the braking duties are under the consideration of disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear wheel.
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Cosmetically, the MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle is a typical cruiser which comes featured with a circular headlamp, single-pod instrument cluster, a slender fuel tank, plush seat, lowered rear with pillion back rest, dual exhaust units and stylish alloys.
Expected to be priced at about INR 2 lakhs, the MotoBi-250 Patagonian Eagle’s assemblence is likely at the DSK Motowheels’ Wai facility near Pune. Currently, the brand is eyeing to strengthen its reach to a wider range of audience by expanding its dealership network, altogether the arrival of cruiser in talks will also give a chance to the legendary Italian marque in the cruiser segment.