Benelli has shown off its latest 300cc adventure offering, designed to take on the likes of the sales giant in Honda’s CFR300L and BMW’s G310GS.
The Chinese-owned manufacturer says the BKX 300 was designed by the Benelli Style Centre in Pesaro, Italy, for “beginners looking for adventure”.
Based on a 292cc single-cylinder engine, the BRK shares its powerplant design with the TRK 251 and the Leoncino 250 with a displacement increase and some updates for the 2024 model.
Benelli increased the diameter of the intake and exhaust valves and redesigned the combustion chamber. The counterbalance shaft was also redesigned to reduce vibrations and increase reliability. The exhaust system is new, with a long manifold for a more full-bodied torque curve.
Also new is the back-torque limiting slipper clutch, which reduces the clutch lever actuation force at the handlebar, as well as makes gear shifting smoother. The engine delivers a maximum power output of 29.2 hp at 9000 rpm and 24.5 Nm at 7000 rpm through a six-speed gearbox.
The chassis is a steel double cradle while the suspension duties are handled by what appears to be a non-adjustable 41mm fork with 180mm of travel and a preload adjustable shock with 180mm of travel.
A single 280 mm diameter floating disc with four-piston calliper handles breaking at the front while a 240 mm diameter disc with a single-piston floating calliper handles the duties at the rear.
The spoked aluminium wheelset is 19/18-inches.
Fuel capacity is 13-litres.
Benelli says the bike should be available from the second half of 2024 – pricing is yet to be confirmed.