Benelli has released a new small capacity nude. It’s reasonably priced, uses the same engine as previous models of the same size, and comes in a few different colors. From Chinese-owned Italian manufacturer Benelli, the bare-bones BN 125 is designed for novice or younger riders.
2022 Benelli BN 125 Urban Bike – Features and Specs
The bike will be powered by the same 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke motor as the TNT 125, which was first introduced in 2020. Benelli can get 10 Nm at 7,000 rpm and 11 horsepower with its engine at 9,500 rpm. RPM, Of course, it has an engine that is Euro5 approved and has electric fuel injection.
Qian Jiang, also known as QJMotor, owns Benelli. Since the QJ and KTM have connections that appear to be closer, it is perhaps not surprising that the BN 125 has a steel trellis frame. The BN 125 also gets telescopic front suspension (110.5mm stroke) and rear suspension (40mm stroke) along with 110/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tires. According to Motorrad, the front brake disc measures 260mm, while the rear brake disc is 240mm. Instead of ABS (CBS), there is a combined braking system.
The BN125 weighs 142 kg at the curb and should use around 1.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (62 mi), according to Motorrad. The range of the bike is excellent because of its 13.5-liter fuel tank, although actual consumption is low.
The new Benelli measures 2050 mm in length, 1360 mm in wheelbase, 190 mm in ground clearance, and 770 mm in seat height.
The BN 125 is available in Red, Black, White, and Flash Green, among other colors. Only the Flash Green option is available without the red frame and black chassis for the green color scheme.
2022 Benelli BN 125 Urban Bike – Price
According to the Benelli UK website, 67 BN 125s are available in the UK at the time of writing. Even though it’s not as dominant as the similarly sized Suzuki GSX-S, for example, it’s fair to point out that there are worse deals out there given the bike’s £2,699 price tag.
Benelli BN 125 vs Suzuki GSX-S125
The GSX-S125, revised earlier this year, packs four more horsepower than the BN 125. Five horsepower is a negligible percentage compared to a 200+ superbike that can be compensated for in various ways. However, the percentage difference is significant when comparing the difference between 11 horsepower maximum output and 15 horsepower maximum output.
Benelli’s lack of power compared to other 125s isn’t catastrophic. Still, when combined with the absence of ABS and the lack of particularly innovative electronics, dashboard displays, or connectivity, the BN 125 seems to stand out. So it will rely heavily on its chassis.
The BN 125 will also need to stand out as it is 7kg heavier than the Suzuki we have already compared it to. Given its weight and low power, a significant portion of its capacity may be used up by moving around a city or town. It doesn’t seem unfair to think how much it will contribute to providing a pleasant experience when you open it up for more open highway travel. You might also wonder why you shouldn’t get the TNT 125, which is as powerful as the BN but 18kg lighter and £300 less expensive, if it’s not doing well in the country.
2022 Benelli BN 125 Urban Bike – Technical Specifications
Engine and transmission
|Displacement||125 ccm (7.63 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||Single cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Power||11.1 HP (8.1 kW) at 9500 RPM|
|Torque||10 Nm (1 kg-m or 7.4 ft.lbs) at 7000 RPM|
|Bore x stroke||54 mm x 54.5 mm (2.1 x 2.1 inches)|
|Fuel system||Injection. Electronic fuel injection including throttle body d.28|
|Fuel control||Single Overhead Cams (SOHC)|
|Lubrication system||Forced lubrication having a wet sump|
|Cooling system||Oil & Air|
|Transmission type||Chain (final drive)|
|Fuel consumption||1.7 litres/100 km (58.8 km/l or 138.37 mpg)|
|Greenhouse gases||39.4 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)|
|Emission details||Euro 4. Catalytic Converter and Oxygen Sensor.|
Chassis, suspension, brakes, and wheels
|Frame type||Trestle in steel tubes|
|Front Suspension||Upside-down forks, 35mm|
|Front-wheel travel||111mm (4.4 inches)|
|Rear Suspension||Swing arm including central shock absorber featuring spring pre-load adjustment|
|Rear wheel travel||40 mm (1.6 inches)|
|Front brakes||Single disc. CBS|
|Diameter||260 mm (10.2 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc|
|Diameter||240 mm (9.4 inches)|
Physical measures and capacities
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc||142.0 kg (313.1 pounds)|
|Seat height||770 mm (30.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Overall height||1065 mm (41.9 inches)|
|Overall length||2050 mm (80.7 inches)|
|Overall width||810 mm (31.9 inches)|
|Ground clearance||190 mm (7.5 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1360 mm (53.5 inches)|
|Fuel capacity||13.50 liters (3.57 US gallons)|
|Color options||Red, Black, White, Green|