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.
Now, reports citing internal sources at the company has hinted the return of the much-awaited machine. 2019 Benelli 752S is finally ready for primetime.
The heart of the bike is a 750cc, four-valve, parallel-twin engine that delivers close to 75bhp of power with 66Nm of torque. 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.