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2013 Benelli BN600: Coolness Factor = 28.8%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 17, 2013 11:09 am

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2013 Benelli BN600

Innate Talent...

Talent, ambition, sporting appeal. Here is the new Benelli 600cc: BN 600, the long awaited four-cylinder bike of the Pesaro-firm arrives to Italy with the aim to satisfy the wishes of the most demanding riders who also pay attention to price.

BN 600 is not the same old 600. The heart of the BN 600 is its innovative inline four-cylinder 4 stroke engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft and 4 valves for each cylinder. The engine, with electronic injection and four ø 38 mm throttle bodies, delivers a power of 82 hp (60 kW) @ 11.500 rpm and max. torque of 52 Nm @ 10.500 rpm. Wet sump lubrication, wet clutch, 6 speeds gearbox and final chain drive. A successful recipe conceived and developed meticulously over the years to get a smooth and compact engine to entertain even the less skilled riders.

Rough edges, energetic and slender, BN 600 boasts essential, extremely aggressive features. The strong point of this new Benelli is the comfortable riding position, which makes handling easy and agile, allowing the racer to focus entirely on sheer enjoyment. The sound of BN 600 is unmistakably unique, genuine Benelli.

2013 Benelli BN600 - International Specifications/Technical Details
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ENGINE

TYPE 4 cylinders in line, 4-stroke, liquid cooled , 4 valves for cylinder double overhead camshaft
DISPLACEMENT 600 c.c.
BORE x STROKE 65 x 45,2 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 11,5:1
RATED OUTPUT 60 kW (82 cv) @ 11500 rpm
MAX. TORQUE 52 Nm (5,3 kgm) @ 10500 rpm
LUBRICATION Wet sump
FUEL SUPPLY Electronic fuel injection with four throttle bodies ø38 mm
EXHAUST SYSTEM With two catalytic converters and four oxygen sensors
CERTIFICATION Euro 3
CLUTCH Wet clutch
GEARBOX 6 speeds
PRIMARY DRIVE 44/82
GEAR RATIO 1° – 13/37
2° - 19/37
3° - 18/28
4° - 24/32
5° - 21/25
6° - 24/26
FINAL DRIVE Chain drive, ratio 14:46


ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

IGNITION DELPHI MT05
SPARK PLUG NGK CR9E
STARTING ELECTRIC


CHASSIS

FRAME Decomposable frame, front steel trestle, rear aluminium alloy casting
FRONT SUSPENSION Ø50 mm upside-down forks
FRONT SUSPENSION STROKE 120 mm
REAR SUSPENSION Rear swing arm in aluminum alloy, rear shock absorber with extension hydraulic and spring preload adjustment
REAR SUSPENSION STROKE 123 mm
FRONT BRAKE Double floating disk ø320 mm with radial calipers
REAR BRAKE Single disc ø240 mm with double piston caliper
FRONT RIM TYPE Aluminum alloy
FRONT RIM DIMENSIONS E 17” x 3.50” DOT-D
REAR RIM TYPE Aluminum alloy
REAR RIM DIMENSION E 17” x 5.50” DOT-D
FRONT TYRE 120/70-ZR17 58W
REAR TYRE 180/55-ZR17 73W


DIMENSIONS

LENGHT 2160 mm
WIDHT EXCLUDING MIRRORS 800 mm
HEIGHT EXCLUDING MIRRORS 1180 mm
PILOT SEAT HEIGHT 800 mm
PASSENGER SEAT HEIGHT 940 mm
WHEELBASE 1430 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE** 180 mm
TRAIL N.D.
STEERING PIPE ANGLE N.D.
UNLADEN WEIGHT** 208 kg
ROAD READY WEIGHT** 220 kg
PERMITTED TOTAL WEIGHT 370 kg
USABLE TANK VOLUME 15 lt
RESERVE 4 lt

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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 17, 2013 11:13 am

New for 2013, Benelli brings us the BN600. Sorry, I don't have a price on it (no one seems to), but it should be cheap as that's what the press releases and new Chinese owners are saying.

Sadly, Benelli is no longer Italian owned and based in Europe, it is now owned and based in China and Qianjiang Group (the new owner) will no longer be selling models to USA or Canada. If you take a quick look at the Benelli 2013 lineup: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... enelli.htm you'll notice quite a few 150cc, 250cc and this 600cc bike to bring a cheap Benelli to the market with Chinese parts in them... will it work? I donno. Could Ferrari sell a $15k car if it wasn't the same quality but had the badge?

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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri May 17, 2013 11:45 am

Voted: Uncool

Looks like a Chinese copy of the Yamaha FZ8...proportions look a little off and the angles are just too sharp...

It's not terrible, I just am not a fan...and I like naked bikes.

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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 17, 2013 4:12 pm

madjak30 wrote:Looks like a Chinese copy of the Yamaha FZ8...
That's true, I didn't see it before but you are right, there is some FZ8 likeness to it. It doesn't scream Benelli, which is a shame as Benelli's are very unique looking.

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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri May 17, 2013 6:55 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:Chinese
Nothing else needs to be said. Epic Fail.

I wonder what will happen to all the foreign companies and their iconic brands "bought" by China when the imminent catastrophic collapse of the Chinese economy occurs? :boat:
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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri May 17, 2013 9:31 pm

An Italian motorcycle made in China....

Fail.
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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by High_Side » Fri May 17, 2013 10:29 pm

4 cylinder Aprillia Shiver. Yawn. But it's really difficult to give a rating to something that I really know nothing about. Now if they test one and they actually work well with a competitive price it might actually be cool, however knowing what recent Benelli quality has been like it's a fail for me.

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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by Wrider » Sun May 19, 2013 3:16 am

Chinese typically means fail.
Benelli means fail lately.
82 HP and 32 ft lbs of torque out of a 4 cylinder 600 means fail. (Down 15-40 HP and 15-30 ft lbs on any other 600.)
60-70 lbs up on any other 600 means fail.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun May 19, 2013 12:46 pm

Wrider wrote:Chinese typically means fail.
Benelli means fail lately.
The latter is the direct result of the former.
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Unread post by Wrider » Sun May 19, 2013 5:12 pm

HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:Chinese typically means fail.
Benelli means fail lately.
The latter is the direct result of the former.
Eh they were bad before when they were Italian. Now they're even worse.
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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun May 19, 2013 6:01 pm

What Wr said!!
there aint nothin like it

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Unread post by sapaul » Mon May 20, 2013 3:11 am

Also going fail, too little too late and not enough originality. However this may sell well in Asia
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Unread post by storysunfolding » Mon May 20, 2013 1:39 pm

Looks like a Hyosung Comet/Yamaha FZ8 hybrid. If it was from Hyosung I'd actually give it a decent rating as they are definitely improving as a company. However, this hits a fail until proven awesome in my book. Benelli even before becoming chinese was starting to suck the big 4 1 1
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Unread post by storysunfolding » Wed May 22, 2013 10:06 am

Wow- that's just under 50% fail? :shock:
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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed May 22, 2013 10:39 am

I'm going to go with: FAIL

It's incredibly sad to see such a high end company taken over by a Chinese company only to see cheap, knockoff products being produced at (what I assume to be) cut-rate prices. Benelli had a well deserved reputation for high end motorcycles that used high quality components, but of course that didn't come cheap ($30k bikes anyone?). Now the Italian firm is purchased by the Chinese company and even the websites are now written in very poor English. I had a really good laugh reading the motorcycle descriptions even! They even dropped out of the North American market. These are the reasons Benelli will be dropped from the 2014 Total Motorcycle Model Guide after having them on for several years.

But in truth, it's sad, it's like the only originality over in Chinese firms is to steal ideas, products, trademarks, copyrights, data and even trade/industy secrets.

I'm sure the Chinese can do better than that!

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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by High_Side » Wed May 22, 2013 7:25 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I'm going to go with: FAIL

It's incredibly sad to see such a high end company taken over by a Chinese company only to see cheap, knockoff products being produced at (what I assume to be) cut-rate prices. Benelli had a well deserved reputation for high end motorcycles that used high quality components, but of course that didn't come cheap ($30k bikes anyone?). Now the Italian firm is purchased by the Chinese company and even the websites are now written in very poor English. I had a really good laugh reading the motorcycle descriptions even! They even dropped out of the North American market. These are the reasons Benelli will be dropped from the 2014 Total Motorcycle Model Guide after having them on for several years.

But in truth, it's sad, it's like the only originality over in Chinese firms is to steal ideas, products, trademarks, copyrights, data and even trade/industy secrets.

I'm sure the Chinese can do better than that!

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I'd look at it a little differently:

I would point out that Benelli was already offering poor quality bikes, with poor quality components when they were taken over by the Chinese. The problem was they were trying to sell poor quality bikes for high end prices by trading on a name with a somewhat reputable past. The Chinese did the most American of moves when they bought a company that was in tatters for a song and are attempting to do the exact same thing but with a better business model. While people will not-for-long pay for products with poor quality and high-end prices they will pay for products with acceptable quality for reasonable prices. If they happen to strike the right balance they may have a winner - but nobody on here has ridden one and therefore we really don't know.

As for stealing ideas, the Chinese are famous for it. However in this case, they bought the company, not created a knock-off and they have engineered their own products (some parts may be copied, but we do not know his either).

I'm not trying to say that I love this Benelli (I voted fail) but thought I would point out that the company and it's reputation were well sunk before the Chinese came along....

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu May 23, 2013 4:58 pm

High_Side wrote: I'm not trying to say that I love this Benelli (I voted fail) but thought I would point out that the company and it's reputation were well sunk before the Chinese came along....
That would indeed be a shame as I've seen (and sat) on the Benelli bikes at the London and Birmingham motorcycle shows and they felt like quality bikes. But I've never ridden one and they are rare as hen's teeth so I've not known anyone to have owned one either. There was a time I would have considered owning one, but the price was always out of my reach, but the TnT models...wow.

True as you say as well they bought the company, re-engineered the business plan and are most likely making the same parts for the older Benelli models. I should have specified and said the new models (the 150cc, 250cc and 600cc models) seem like they are going in the cheap direction.

And you are right, there is a market for quality at a low price. Reminds me of the successful Wal-Mart business model in a way.

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Re: This week: 2013 Benelli BN600: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu May 23, 2013 9:21 pm

Notes: Wow, quite the different turn out vs the MV Agusta we had up last week! While the new MV Agusta didn't do great (61.5%) the Benelli absolutely didn't. Seems many can't get over the fact Benelli has entered uncharted Chinese made waters and now with 150cc and 250cc Benelli's "Made in China" what direction will the company take? Cheap and Cheerful or Cheap and God-aweful? No matter the end result, the Chinese Benelli appears to have an uphill battle to fight on their hands.



Your Coolness Factor of the 2013 Benelli BN600 is..

Awesome (3 points) 7% [ 2 ]
Cool (2 points) 27% [ 8 ]
Uncool (1 point) 13% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 53% [ 16 ]


Total votes : 30

Average points per vote: 26/30 = 0.87
Standardized to a maximum of 3 points: 0.87/3 x 100 = 28.8
...Therefore, this bike ranks a Coolwall Factor of 28.8%
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Re: 2013 Benelli BN600: Coolness Factor = 28.8%

Unread post by Whykickamoocow » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:49 am

How interesting, i was looking a benelli today, in melbourne, the 600 is 10000 aud, malaysia is the same,
I want to upgrade my bike from a gs500 to a learner approved 650, benelli being one of them if it has throttle restriction imposed, the brochure i got i was using to compare to a cfmoto 650nk (chines bike, australian market).
I thought to myself, nah, chinese, like there great wall utilitys, ......"poo poo", so opted for an italian.

Lies!!! Its chinese apparently but the brochure i got clearly says qoute" benelli motorcycles are completely designed and built in italy, in the factory located in pesaro, italy, by highly specialised italian engineers and technicians."unquote.

Isnt that outrageous!!!
Blatant bullshiezer.

Plus the cf moto gives 62nm at 7000rpm and the benelli gives 52nm at 10500rpm. Whats up with that?

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