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  1. #1 Benelli QianJiang 600GSA for release May 2014 
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    Specifications
    Twin up/down halogen headlights with lower projector lamp, LED indicators & tail/brake light, CDI, electric start.
    Length: 2150mm, height: 1280mm (excl: mirrors), wheelbase 1430mm, width: 800mm (excl: mirrors), ground clearance: 150mm, rider seat height: 800mm, pillion seat height: 940mm, unladen weight: 223kg, laden weight: 243kg, fuel tank capacity 27L (including reserve 3L).
    Front aluminium alloy wheel:
    3.5017 MT 120x70R17
    Rear aluminium alloy wheel: 5.50x17 MT 180x55R17
    Front hydraulic double floating disc brake with 4 radial piston calipers:
    320mm
    Rear h
    ydraulic single disc twin piston caliper brake: 260mm
    Engine: Wet sump, 600cc liquid-cooled DOHC, 4-valve/cylinder fuel-injected - 4 throttle bodies 38mm in-line four cylinder; 60kW (82bhp) at 11000rpm; 55Nm at 8000rpm. Compression ratio: 11.5:1. Bore x stroke: 11.5:1. Ignition: Delphi MT05, Spark plug: NGK CR9E. Euro3 catalytic exhaust with 4 O2 sensors.
    Transmission: Wet clutch, 6-speed sequential gearbox (1-down, 5-up), chain final drive. Primary drive: 44/82, Chain drive ratio: 14:46.
    Gear ratios:
    1 – 13/37
    2 - 19/37
    3 - 18/28
    4 - 24/32
    5 - 21/25
    6 - 24/26
    Frame: front steel trestle with rear aluminium alloy casting frame; 50mm USD front forks with 120mm stroke; rear monoshock adjustable for spring preload & rebound dampening with 123mm stroke. Rear alloy swingarm.
    MSRP: 元49800.
    Hot: Looks like it is worth more than the MSRP; has most of the basics sorted; comes complete with integrated lockable removable panniers, luggage rack with removable SHAD top box.
    Not: no center stand, panniers & SHAD top box are un-lined, no ABS brakes on the mainland PRC model (though ABS is offered in other international markets!).

    I'd posted this in the Manufacturers Info but wasn't able to attach photos, so am reposting here complete with photos.

    Yan Haimei, CEO QJ Benelli plans and statement can be found here.

    Benelli BN600GT (BJ600GSA) is slated for release 27 May 2014 in PRC according to phone conversation with the Qianjiang Benelli factory based in Taizhou, Zhejiang province today (21 March, 2014). Pre-bookings deposits are being accepted at some Benelli dealers within the mainland. As of late April some dealerships have taken early delivery of the BN600GT aka BJ600GS-A.

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    QJ/Benelli advises that there will be two versions of the BN600GT adventure model. One version made in PRC will be exclusive to the domestic market, while the second version is intended for the international/global markets excluding PRC. The second/latter version will be assembled offshore from parts supplied by the Benelli Qianjiang PRC factory although no word, if any parts, for the upgraded model with [better quality] parts will be sourced from other suppliers.

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    One of the significant differences between the two versions is that the domestic market model will not be fitted with ABS, while the international destined version will. Other differences include upgraded suspension and brake components (conjecture on my part) as had occurred with the BN600GS or renamed BN600R model where the international model came with substantially upgraded brake and suspension components over the domestically available model.

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    BN600GT MSRP CNY 49800.

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    上海锋驰 贝纳利 巡航版黄龙600 BJ600GS-A,全国首发 接受预定

    BN600GT 旅 行新伴侣——贝纳利欧洲本次全球首展了其最新力作,裸版BN600R的新运动旅行版本2014年新Bene nlli BN600GT,受到格外关注,造形 曲线柔和、驾乘方便舒适、多功能及经济性使得它能轻松成为多数骑士摩托旅途的新伴侣。它是和BN600R悬 挂相同600cc直列四缸发动机的新车。车架跟 BN600R设计一样的钢网格与铝板,但BN600GT采用了一个不同的香蕉形摇臂,使GT版的单悬排气相 比R版的双排气要节省些空间。整流罩和挡风玻璃 提供风保护和更直立的座椅位置,让BN600GT更适合巡航旅行骑行。整片式座椅带有凸起的后座,更舒适的 把手取代了BN600R的骑手和乘客的分离式座 位。其他配置还包括双320毫米前制动盘径向卡钳,240毫米的后制动碟刹,50毫米倒叉和弹簧预紧力可调 悬挂。

    引擎 水冷/直列四缸/DOHC/每缸4气门
    缸径X行程 65.0X45.2mm
    排量 600ml
    压缩比 11.5:1
    最大马力 60kW/11000rpm
    最大扭力 55N.m/8000rpm
    传动系统 往复式国际六档链条传动
    供油方式 电子燃油喷射系统
    制动系统 (前)双碟/每碟对向四活塞放射卡钳
    (后)单碟/对向双活塞卡钳
    长X宽X高 21508401280mm

    Link to Yan Haimei, CEO QJ Benelli announcement of ADV model plans.

    So there you have it. CFMoto you lot have dropped the ball, for two years I've been asking and looking for confirmation about the rumoured CFMoto ADV based on the 650cc twin found in the CF650NK and CF650TR models. It would make a more suitable power plant than an inline four. But there ya go, Benelli have come to the party first, aside from the likes of Shineray, which aren't even a contender IMO given the X5 is a 400cc... and according to the PRC motorcycling forums has been beset with issues.

    Looks like I'll be crossing the 'divide' to buy the competitors ADV, CFMoto... c'est-la-vie

    YMMV
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  2. #2 Re: Benelli QianJiang 600GT for release May 2014 
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    I don't really get it. These companies are Chinese, but they sell a lower quality bike in their own backyard? Is this intended to deliberately alienate their domestic consumers? Where else in the world would you need ABS more than in China?

    Also I'm pretty sure the cost for the non-ABS cheaper brake padded, lower grade less adjustable suspension non wheel-balanced Chinese version will cost about the same as the landed taxed version in other countries just to add a bit more insult to injury.

    Also hardly anyone in their western markets wants these bikes because hardly anyone wants a Chinese bike. Not only because the bikes have a reputation as being shoddily built, but because parts are a complete pain to get for Chinese bikes in western countries, it's simply much easier dealing with a large established supply chain like Honda or Yamaha.

    Qianjiang shoots self in foot.
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  3. #3 Re: Benelli QianJiang 600GT for release May 2014 
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    Pretty obvious that the bike in the photos is the domestic model, check out those horrendous leg guards that don't even match with the rest of the bike! TIC addon for sure!
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  4. #4 Re: Benelli QianJiang 600GT for release May 2014 
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    Have they ever had a look from front to their bike?
    It looks like wearing a gas mask ..... brrrrrrr
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  5. #5 Re: Benelli QianJiang 600GT for release May 2014 
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuBen View Post
    Have they ever had a look from front to their bike?
    It looks like wearing a gas mask ..... brrrrrrr

    Now you mention it funny but it does look like a gas mask lol
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  6. #6 Re: Benelli QianJiang 600GT for release May 2014 
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    Hahahaha, who knew that we have had a bunch of would impressionists amongst our riding community...

    Still a gas mask, well if so it might be a fitting tribute to the state of the environment on the East coast of PRC -> WC.
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  7. #7 Re: Benelli QianJiang 600GT for release May 2014 
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    Got up close and personal with the Benelli BJ600GSA. The general quality of components, fit and finish look to the be of high quality, braided brake lines, SHAD top box, panniers though are made from a different plastic and unfortunately use different keys... in relation to the Benelli keys, interesting design to the ignition key which is almost like a flick knife type design...

    The bike in the photo (one of two received by the dealer) was still partially incomplete (e.g. mirrors not installed, battery not fitted) with packing materials still attached on different surfaces.

    The seating position was neutral for my 183cm tall frame, able to flat foot the ground (32" in-seam), and an easy reach to the bars with is a one piece bar. Found the reach to the clutch lever was a stretch, and surprised to find no dial adjustment on the lever, yet the RHS brake lever does have adjustment. Weird that there is adjustment on one lever but not the other. Small screen has no adjustment.

    Really nice bike, though real shame that PRC don't get the ABS option, since if there's one place in the world where ABS should be mandatory this is it IMO.

    YMMV.

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  8. #8 Re: Benelli QianJiang 600GT for release May 2014 
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    The exhaust header pipes really need some type of protection, as do the coolant hoses on the LHS. I'd suspect that a sump under-cowling might be something that the overseas Benelli factory might add to the model for the international markets, along with the ABS, better shock components etc.

    Muffler collector box / catalytic converter gets in the way of any ambitions to fit an after market centre stand. I had as good look as I could underneath and beyond the aforementioned kit and could not find any form of brackets or bosses that could be employed for fitting a centre stand even if the muffler collector box / catalytic converter were to be removed.

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    Panniers locking mechanism two handles one to release from frame mounts on/off bike, while the other handle allows open/close pannier lid. Bonus is that the key can be removed so that the key is not needed for un/locking to open or close.

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