, 2023-01-11 16:53:20,
While the adventure motorcycle space was once ruled by full-sized, liter-plus models, the segment has increasingly been permeated by mid and small-displacement models. And after pulling the cover off of its new range of big-bore TRK adventure bikes, Benelli has now revealed its new entry-level ADV model with the BKX 250.
Designed by the Benelli Style Centre in Pessaro, Italy, the BKX 250 is constructed around a steel trellis frame that’s been paired with an inverted 41mm fork and a mono-shock mated to a progressive linkage — both of which offer 7” of suspension travel. At the heart of the bike is a liquid-cooled 249cc DOHC single-cylinder engine that’s mated to a six-speed transmission and good for 26hp and 15.5ft-lbs of torque. Benefitting from a new cooling system with twin vertical radiators, the engine is fed via a 3.5-gallon tank that affords nearly 250 miles of range between trips to the pump.
Utilizing a 19” front and 17” rear setup, the bike rides on a spoked wheel-set with aluminum alloy hubs that come shod in all-terrain rubber. Braking hardware on the BKX is comprised of a four-pot caliper and a 280mm floating disc up front and a single-piston item paired with a 240mm disc out back. Deviating from Benelli’s existing TRK design language, the BKX sports its own sleek aesthetic that puts a thoroughly modern spin on Dakar-style rally bikes with a set of hand guards and a mini…
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