Benelli, a Chinese-owned Italian marquee that has already offered a TNT 300 based sportbike the 302R globally, is now brought an adventure tourer built on the similar platform. The BJ300GS is the new member that caters adventure touring segment and is the newest member of the Chinese lineup. The pricing for the BJ300GS is equivalent to the INR 3.67 lakhs in Indian currency.
If the features on the Benelli BJ300GS is considered, it gets semi fairing at the fascia with a projector headlamp and a windscreen. In addition to that, there are fender mounted turn indicators. These were the bits that differentiate the BJ300GS from its naked sibling Benelli TNT 300.
Further, there are aspects which complete its adventure touring traits are body coloured panniers and crash guard. The stock handlebar of the TNT 300 has been superseded with a raised and widened handlebar to offer touring-friendly riding posture.
Suspension setup incorporates USD front forks and an eccentrically mounted rear monoshock are like the TNT 300. The alloys and tyres fitments are meant to travel long distance on highway roads, not on uneven terrains.
For rider and pillion’s safety, the bike maker armed the BJ300GS with twin petal discs at the front wheel and a single disc at the rear, which are in association with the advanced safety of dual channel ABS. Ensures, precise braking.
The 300cc in-line twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine of the TNT300 has been sourced without any alteration. However, some adjustments are made on the engine and in gears to churn out higher low-end torque output. For this adventure tourer, the engine is now capable of churning out the maximum power of 35.3PS and 37Nm through the mated 6-speed gearbox. As claimed by the company, the motorcycle can easily attain the top speed of 140kmph and weighs 216 on the scale.
However, there are no official words for its emergence in the Indian market. Though, we can expect its arrival sometimes in coming future.