Benelli finally broke its silence at the EICMA this year with the launch of the new 752S. Sitting inside the sick-looking steel trellis frame is a 750cc parallel twin engine that churns out 75bhp of power.
For the normal eye, Benelli’s new offering would be a mid-level offering an adequate amount of power. However, the bike’s inspiration dates a decade back.
Back at the 2009 EICMA, Benelli’s 2ue concept garnered plenty of attention. The bike was introduced as a follow-up model to the popular Benelli TnT 1130 series.
However, the following year we say a moderately tweaked iteration of the same bike, again as a concept, only this time Benelli christened the model as the Due, accounting to its parallel twin engine of this middleweight distinguishing it from its three-cylinder sibling
Since then, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has been teasing the bike constantly. At last year’s EICMA, the machine made another appearance as a concept, slightly changed from its previous iteration though largely the same.
The bike is based on a steel trellis chassis which also uses steel plates. This calls for a wet weight of 227kgs. It sports a 50mm Marzocchi forks at the front, with an unnamed rear shock that has preload adjustment only at the rear, which completes this budget-focused affair.
From the looks of it, in spite of being a decade old inspired design, we could not help but notice similar design cues from Ducati’s Monster 821 and MV Agusta Brutale 800. However, we would love to know your opinion about the resemblance in the comment section.
Benelli has maintained a suspicious silence about its launches in the upcoming EICMA. However, we suspect that the Italian company will be packing more than just the 752S in their holster.