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Benda reveals BD500 cruiser; will get V4 engine | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Benda BD500’s 496cc V4 engine makes 56.3hp and 45Nm of torque.

Whereas cruisers are usually perceived as laidback bikes with slow-revving engines, latest entrants such because the Diavel V4 have bucked that development and the way. Now Benda, a Chinese language producer, has additionally revealed its iteration of a V4 energy cruiser with some completely trendy underpinnings.

  • BD500 has a 56.3hp, 45 Nm 496cc V4 engine

  • All-LED lighting, cruise management, cylinder deactivation tech

Benda BD500 cruiser: particulars

The Benda BD500 is a completely trendy machine beneath its comparatively old-school bodywork. Its liquid-cooled, 496cc V4 mill produces 56.3hp at 10,000rpm and 45Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. This uncommon (for a cruiser) engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.

The USD fork and twin rear shocks aren’t precisely new however the air suspension on the rear is a function not seen generally. This enables the person to lift the rear suspension over sharp bumps, a function notably useful in our using atmosphere.

The Benda BD500 rolls on 16-inch wheels entrance and rear, with sizes of 130/90-16 (entrance) and 150/80-16 (rear). It will get radially-mounted calipers biting down on twin disc brakes on the entrance and a single disc on the rear. One other nifty function this bike has is the cylinder deactivation tech that shuts off the rear cylinder financial institution at idle (one other function discovered on the Ducati Diavel V4), which ought to assist in warmth administration in addition to barely bump up gas financial system. The BD500 weighs 241kg (moist), making it heavier than the 168hp Ducati Diavel V4, putting it on the heavier finish of the dimensions, contemplating its displacement determine.

Instrumentation is courtesy of a semi-digital show and the BD500 will get all-LED lighting as customary. One other function not seen at this finish of the displacement spectrum is the presence of cruise management. 

Benda BD500 cruiser: India launch

Whereas Benda hasn’t introduced any plans to make it to our shores, the recently-launched Keeway V302C is a rebadged Benda product bought right here. This does open a tiny window for this V4-engined cruiser to sometime come right here.


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