Benelli Due 756

 

 

 

Make Model

Benelli Due 756

Year

2012

Engine

Inline twin, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

754 cc / 46.0 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88 x 62 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.5:1

Induction

Electronic injection with one injector per cylinder
Starting Electric

Max Power

72 kW / 97 ph @ 10 000 rpm

Max Torque

64 Nm / 6.5 kgf-m / 47.2 lb-ft @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Transmission 

6 Speed
Frame Aluminium beam twin spar

Front Suspension

Upside down fork, 50 mm

Rear Suspension

Aluminium swongarm, mono shock, adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

Twin 320 mm discs, Brembo, radially mounted 4-piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm disc, Brembo, 2 piston caliper
Wheels Aluminium alloy

Front Tyre

120/70 x ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 x ZR17
Dimensions

Length: 2022 mm / 79.6 in

Width:    790 mm / 31.1 in

Wheelbase 805 mm / 31.7 in
Ground Clearance 99 mm / 3.9 in
Overview Bikepoint

New mid-weight twin-cylinder streetfighter confirmed for sale in 2012, to target Ducati Monster 696, MV Agusta F3 Brutale and Triumph Street Triple.

As MV Agusta joins the likes of Triumph and Ducati with a middleweight naked bike, it seems that Benelli wants in on the action as well, finally confirming the Benelli Due 756 for production in 2012.

The bike will go on sale first in China in 2012, owing to the Italian motorcycle marque's Asian owners, and will then be rolled out in Europe later in the year.

The Benelli Due 756 will likely be the company's most affordable motorcycle and possibly its most popular as a result of its pricing. It will be built in Italy and might appeal to Ducati 696 and BMW F800R owners.

A long time coming, the Due 756 has been variously paraded as a concept bike since 2006 (at Intermot in Cologne) its latest outing in 2009 at the EICMA event in Milan, Italy.

Instead of creating a compact version of its three-cylinder lump, Benelli came to the 754cc engine type by modifying its liquid-cooled 'Tre' engine, by removing one of the triple's cylinders and working a few engineering tricks. And the 'Due' parallel twin-cylinder engine was born.

At last count the inline twin was good for 97hp (72kW) at 10,000rpm and 64Nm at 8000rpm. The DOHC engine featured four-valves per cylinder, a 12.5:1 compression ratio, and bore and stroke of 88mm x 62mm.

Fully adjustable suspension will also be part of the package, while radially mounted Brembo brakes up front (fitted to twin 320mm discs) and a twin pot caliper at the rear (mated to a 240mm disc) round out the chassis details.

The Benelli design, though several years old, still cuts a sharp image. Its eye-catching frame and swingarm and minimal bodywork show off the Due 756's engine and the headlight design is unique.