First ever 2020 Benelli 600i spy pics suggest that the motorcycle is going through a massive makeover. It will get a completely new leaner design…
Benelli 600i has been around since a long time in its latest guise. In fact, since its engine was Euro 4 compliant, it has been discontinued in many parts of the world. That is probably when Benelli thought of selling it in countries like India where emission norms were not very stringent.
The four cylinder motorcycle was first introduced here in 2015 and after a brief pause, it was again relaunched with a BS IV compliant motor in December 2018. In a latest update, it has been unearthed that Benelli intends to take the motorcycle further. A new-generation model of the motorcycle has been snapped somewhere in China, pics credit Bennetts.
And for the first time, the Benelli 600i has looked modern with a leaner body and contemporary design. Upfront it gets an aggressive headlamp which appears to be an all-LED unit. Right from those extended tank scoops the flowing lines are impressive. Also, the dual underseat exhausts are now ditched in favour of probably a single exhaust pipe which is not visible in these pics.
The instrument cluster is all digital and looks like a coloured LCD unit. The upside down front forks, chassis and that motor – all of them look similar to the current motorcycle. Apart from the new emission norms compliance, what mechanical changes will go to the engine are not known at the moment.
But fortunately it appears that the motorcycle is almost production ready with those ‘TNT’ logos and model stickers in place. So it won’t be long before we will come to know all the details of what is India’s most affordable four cylinder motorcycle.
Since we are also moving to tougher BS VI emission norms next year in April, it is almost obvious to believe that this new model will be launched in India sometime around that time. It may gain a minor price hike in the process but at around the Rs 6.20 lakh (its current ex-showroom price) to Rs 6.50 lakh price tag, it will continue to be an interesting option for mid-size bike lovers…