The QJ Motor model has been launched in China by Benelli’s Chinese mum or dad firm Qianjiang Group.
The QJ Motor SRT 500 is predicated on the Benelli TRK 502
A leaked picture reveals China’s Qianjiang Group growing a brand new 500 cc journey bike that’s based mostly on the Benelli TRK 502. The QJ Motor SRT 500, with barely completely different styling than the Benelli, is a part of new Chinese motorbike model QJ Motor, additionally a part of Benelli’s Chinese mum or dad firm, the Qianjiang Group. Type approval paperwork reveal the QJ Motor SRT 500, and at the very least three variations are anticipated, divided right into a highway-oriented mannequin with solid alloy wheels, and a barely extra off-highway oriented mannequin with spoked wheels.
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QJ Motor appears to be preparing with an aggressive new mannequin offensive, with a number of machines to be launched within the premium finish of the Asian motorbike market. The first of those is to be the up to date Benelli TNT600i based mostly QJ Motor SRK600, adopted by a full-faired model named the SRG600, in addition to a barely larger journey bike referred to as the SRB750.
The newest SRT500 pictures reveal the clear and obvious sharing of mechanical components with the Benelli TRK502, together with the brand new aluminium swingarm anticipated on the up to date TRK502. The variants seen within the new paperwork embrace a highway-oriented mannequin with alloy wheels, Marzocchi forks and the brand new aluminium swingarm. There are two extra off-highway biased variants as effectively, with the metal swingarm, wire spoked wheels and completely different entrance suspension. The increased spec model of those sport Brembo brakes, whereas the opposite one makes use of unbranded calipers.
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The seen change within the QJ Motor SRT500 from the Benelli TRK502 is the styling. The SRT500 sports activities a comparatively clear design, in comparison with the cluttered entrance beak and barely sophisticated creases, angles and curves on the bodywork of the Benelli TRK502. Although dimensions are kind of more likely to be just like the TRK 502, the QJ Motor SRT 500 wears a barely slimmer look, and it is also anticipated to be lighter than the 225 kg kerb weight of the TRK 502. The different necessary change is a slight bump in energy, up from 47 bhp on the Benelli to 48 bhp on the QJ Motor 500 cc journey bike.