The QJ Motor model has been launched in China by Benelli’s Chinese language dad or mum firm Qianjiang Group.
A leaked picture exhibits China’s Qianjiang Group growing a brand new 500 cc journey bike that’s based mostly on the Benelli TRK 502. The QJ Motor SRT 500, with barely totally different styling than the Benelli, is a part of new Chinese language bike model QJ Motor, additionally a part of Benelli’s Chinese language dad or mum firm, the Qianjiang Group. Kind approval paperwork reveal the QJ Motor SRT 500, and at the very least three variations are anticipated, divided right into a road-oriented mannequin with solid alloy wheels, and a barely extra off-road oriented mannequin with spoked wheels.
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QJ Motor appears to be preparing with an aggressive new mannequin offensive, with a number of machines to be launched within the premium finish of the Asian bike market. The primary of those is to be the up to date Benelli TNT600i based mostly QJ Motor SRK600, adopted by a full-faired model named the SRG600, in addition to a barely larger journey bike known as the SRB750.
The newest SRT500 photographs reveal the clear and obvious sharing of mechanical elements with the Benelli TRK502, together with the brand new aluminium swingarm anticipated on the up to date TRK502. The variants seen within the new paperwork embrace a road-oriented mannequin with alloy wheels, Marzocchi forks and the brand new aluminium swingarm. There are two extra off-road biased variants as effectively, with the metal swingarm, wire spoked wheels and totally different entrance suspension. The upper spec model of those sport Brembo brakes, whereas the opposite one makes use of unbranded calipers.
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The seen change within the QJ Motor SRT500 from the Benelli TRK502 is the styling. The SRT500 sports activities a comparatively clear design, in comparison with the cluttered entrance beak and barely difficult creases, angles and curves on the bodywork of the Benelli TRK502. Though dimensions are kind of more likely to be just like the TRK 502, the QJ Motor SRT 500 wears a barely slimmer look, and it is also anticipated to be lighter than the 225 kg kerb weight of the TRK 502. The opposite essential change is a slight bump in energy, up from 47 bhp on the Benelli to 48 bhp on the QJ Motor 500 cc journey bike.