Chinese motorcycle manufacturer introduced a medium cruiser Benda BD500 with a four-cylinder V-engine.
Information about the engine Benda company of an unusual configuration for the Chinese – V4 – first appeared last September. Not even a year later, Benda rolled out a novelty: a production cruiser with a 496 cc four-cylinder V-engine.
Do you realize the milestone of the event? Seriously, how many V4-powered cruisers can you even remember? Well, yes, the Honda Magna from the depths of the last century, the Yamaha Royals, and V-Maxes. But where are they now? The Benda, on the other hand, is a modern production motorcycle with an injected four-cylinder liquid-cooled V4 engine. The first, but definitely not the last Chinese motorcycle with a V4.
Yes, the dynamic parameters of this “five-hundred” are not frightening: the engine develops the maximum capacity of 55 hp at 10 000 rpm. But it is a cruiser, it will suffice for it. Though, certainly, with the declared mass of 241 kg a brisker engine would not hurt. In other respects, Benda BD500 is structurally closer to a full-fledged roadster, than to a weak-powered cruiser. The motorcycle has a quality modern suspension: an inverted fork in the front and a shock absorber with an adjustable spring rate in the back. The 17-inch wheels are shod in “puffy” high-profile tires. Anti-lock brakes are standard equipment.
The company has not announced prices for the new cruiser yet. Moreover, it is unknown whether this motorcycle will appear on the European market – for now, it will be sold in China and a number of Asian countries.