After the successful debut of Benelli’s first four-cylinder, the BN 600R, the next BN 600 model to be launched is the latest version of Gran Turismo naked born in Pesaro: the BN 600GT and BN 600GTS.
This new, visionary sports-tourer is mid-sized (600cc) and suitable for all types of riders, including those contemplating touring for the first time. It is intelligently designed and offers impressive performance on every tour – whether in town or on the open road.
The GT has an in-line four-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine, as run in the popular BN 600R. It has electronic fuel injection with four bodies (38 mm in diameter), a 6-speed transmission, with clutch in oil bath. The BN 600 GTS is a restricted version of the BN 600GT for LAMS approved riders, with 44 kW(restricted) power.
What distinguishes it from other naked series is undoubtedly the frame piece. At the front of the BN 600GTS is the classic tubular steel trellis and at the rear is a fusion of aluminium which lightens the weight of the chassis at the rear. The suspension system is entrusted to an inverted 50mm diameter fork and the rear swingarm is aluminium alloy shock absorber with adjustable rebound and spring preload hydraulics. All this ensures a smooth and pleasant ride, especially on mixed roads.
The cutting-edge braking system offers maximum safety thanks to a double floating 320mm diameter disc at the front with four-piston radial calipers and at the rear a 260mm diameter disc with a two-piston caliper.
The fuel tank has an incredibly generous 27 L capacity, allowing the rider to go on long trips in peace. The fuel consumption makes this motorcycle a viable alternative to the car for the everyday commute and the weekend tour, the ideal travelling companion.
The BN 600GTS is offered in white, black and green and are now available at Benelli dealers.