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Up to date QJMotor 600RR revealed, may spawn Benelli Twister sooner or later | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The up to date QJMotor 600RR’s visible updates appear impressed by different producers.

Chinese language bike producer QJMotor has given the 600RR motorbike a whole overhaul for its 2022 model. Launched two years in the past, the 600RR was the primary four-cylinder product from QJMotor wrapping the underpinnings of the TNT600i in a fully-faired sportsbike providing.

There may probably be a future Benelli model on the identical platform.    

2022 600RR: Design, dimensions


The newly redesigned entrance fascia has greater than a touch of Ducati to it – particularly with these carbon-effect winglets – and the facet profile is kind of paying homage to the Honda CBR650R offered in India. This continues the development of Chinese language manufacturers ‘borrowing’ design parts from established producers within the two-wheeler market.

The brand new bodywork has helped cut back the load of the 600RR by 2kg, bringing the moist weight right down to 213kg – which continues to be a bit of heavier than the likes of the Honda CBR650R. The gasoline tank measurement has gone up by 1.6 litres bringing the whole capability as much as a considerable 18 litres. The rear of the bike has adopted the modern-era sportbike development of sharper and better tail sections, with the 600RR’s tail rising up by 50mm. Nonetheless, the rider’s seat is now nearer to the bottom by 10mm, making for a pleasant 800mm seat top. Full LED lighting is customary.

In accordance with QJMotor, the winglets aren’t solely for present, offering 5kg to 6kg of downforce at 150kmph, whereas enhancing stability at increased speeds as nicely. 

2022 600RR: Delicate modifications underneath the pores and skin 

Whereas the chassis stays unchanged, the engine does get a small bump up in energy and torque. That is largely as a result of a redesigned exhaust system with diminished again strain and a 5 p.c discount in inside engine friction. The numbers now stand at 87.2hp (up from 81hp) and 56Nm (up from 52Nm), arriving at 11,500rpm and 10,500rpm respectively. 

Gear ranges are fairly spectacular with a (non-adjustable) upside-down KYB entrance fork and an adjustable monoshock on the rear. Braking duties are dealt with by twin 4-piston radially mounted Brembo calipers paired to a radial grasp cylinder on the entrance and a single two-piston caliper on the again with dual-channel ABS as customary. There’s traction management, driving modes and a quickshifter, albeit it solely works on upshifts.

The QJ will get a 5-inch TFT show that can present you the traction management stage and rider modes chosen and a USB-C port as customary.

600RR: Future Benelli spinoff on the playing cards

QJMotor is the mum or dad firm of Benelli and it’s fairly possible that the 600RR goes to kind the bottom of a brand new Benelli mannequin. Earlier teasers launched by Benelli reveal a reputation, Twister 650R, and it’s fairly potential this could possibly be based mostly on the QJMotor 600RR with a small bump in displacement.

Benelli discontinued the favored TNT600i in India because it didn’t meet the stricter Euro-5/BS6 emission norms. The TNT600i used to be a giant hit in India due to its affordability and inline 4 engine, so a brand new, emissions-compliant model will you should definitely discover many takers on the proper value. 

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