Next up from Benelli is the 2014 Benelli BN302, a pint-sized two-cylinder machine that continues the Italian company’s quest to bring in new riders to the brand. As such, styling is taken obviously from the Benelli BN600, though shrunken down into a smaller format for younger riders.
We assume that the BN302 uses 300cc parallel-twin motor, though the Italian company failed to mention engine capacity in its press release. Nonetheless, we do know the lump has fuel-injection and that the key power figures are 36hp and 20 lbs•ft of torque.
Like the Benelli BN600GT, the components on the BN302 are fairly basic, with value being the primary driver. 17″ wheels fore and aft are mated to dual 260mm brake discs up front with a single 240mm disc in the rear — tires are 120/70 and 160/60.
The Benelli BN302 comes with a surprisingly large fuel tank, which has a 17 liter (4.5 gallon) capacity. No word on curb weight or other dimensions, though it would seem that the BN302 misses the mark for young riders looking to use the machine for their for A2 license exam, a party foul at this point in the game.
As usual, Benelli doesn’t have a price just yet; though, colors will be orange and white. Expect the 2014 Benelli BN302 to be available in mid-2014, likely in European markets.