This spied QJMotor 350 is likely to spawn Benelli 350S which will be marketed in different markets of the world. This is the first spotting of such a model…
Qianjiang – the parent brand of Benelli has branched out another sub-brand QJMotor that may probably be limited to the Chinese market. The strategy looks like – QJMotor bikes to focus on the domestic market and motorcycles on same platform for international markets but under the much more popular Benelli moniker.
There has been a barrage of upcoming products the maker is ready with. In a latest update, a new QJMotor’s near-350cc motorcycle has been snapped. It wears the ‘Q’ tag on the tank and ‘350’ stickers on the side panels.
Now, if we look closely, it shares a lot of similarities with Benelli 302S including the frame and styling. However, this model gets a new oval headlamp (with DRLs), extended tank scoops, split seat, etc. The engine appears to be a parallel twin motor (of capacity near 350cc). And hence, an equivalent Benelli of this model could be marketed as 350S going by the Italian’s branding methodology.
The quirky design on that flowing body looks pretty interesting. The Benelli 350S could be announced sometime next year.
It must be noted that Benelli India has officially confirmed the 302S for our market (more details) which also, kind of, gives a ray of hope for this, slightly bigger model. However, there is nothing concrete about it…
Source – Bennetts UK