There it is, the line-up from Benelli (and Harley-Davidson's small motorcycle) confirmed for later on this year.
There it is, the line-up from Benelli (and Harley-Davidson’s small motorcycle) confirmed for later on this year.

A ‘stolen’ photograph of an official future model line-up in China has confirmed some of the Benelli models we will see in 2020 – and it confirmed that the small Harley-Davidson HD350 will be on sale sometime this year, too.

The deft piece of image grabbing shows clearly that several machines are going to be at the dealerships this year including updated models of the TNT600i and the TRK502.

This is what Harley-Davidson showed as an 'idea' of what the small capacity motorcycle  could look like when it appears. And now we all know that it will be appearing later this year.
This is what Harley-Davidson showed as an ‘idea’ of what the small capacity motorcycle could look like when it appears. And now we all know that it will be appearing later this year.

What will excite some is the confirmation of the small H-D – expected to be called the HD350, the bike is listed on the Chinese line-up as the H-D338. Qianjiang, the company which owns Benelli, has teamed up with Harley to make the motorcycle which will be launched in June. It’s thought that the small Harley will share the majority of components with the Benelli 302S (like the engine, pictured below) in order to keep costs down.

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The Benelli 302S motorcycle engine.

The Imperiale 400 retro-cruiser looks like it could be replaced by a hike in capacity to become the Imperiale 530 but it’s likely to keep the same engine (just with more cc) and pretty much everything else.

As expected is the Leoncino 800 which should appear by the end of April. We’ve already seen the bike when Benelli launched it in production-ready spec at the EICMA show in Milan held last November, so this is hardly a surprise but at least we know that the 754cc parallel-twin motor will make just over 80bhp and a healthy 67Nm of torque.

Elsewhere Benelli looks like expanding the TNT600i to include the N and RR variants. There’s been some ‘spy shots’ of the new N model around for months now(see those stories HERE and HERE) but the RR version is being widely discussed as a fully faired version of the 600 – spec wise, take your best guess.

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