Now in Malaysia is the 2019 Benelli 502C middleweight cruiser priced at RM31,588 and 2019 Benelli 150S naked sports, priced at RM,8588 and RM8,888 for the base and SP models, respectively. With deliveries to authorised Benelli Malaysia dealers expected to begin in October, all Benelli prices exclude road tax, insurance and registration.

The Benelli 502C cruiser joins its stablemates, the Benelli Leoncino 502 retro scrambler and TRK 502 adventure, with the same eight-valve, DOHC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that produces 46.9 hp at 8,500 rpm and 46 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Also similar is the six-speed gearbox and chain final drive but finding out if there is any difference in gear ratios or performance will have to wait for a proper review.

Suspension uses 41 mm diameter upside-down forks with 125 mm of travel in front and the rear monoshock, adjustable for preload, has 60 mm of travel. Braking is done with twin Brembo two-piston callipers clamping semi-floating 260 mm diameter discs on the 17-inch front wheel, while the rear wheel comes with a single-piston calliper and 240 mm brake disc.

Fuel is carried in a 21.5-litre tank and dry weight is claimed to be 220 kg with seat height set at 800 mm off the ground. There are three colour options available for the Benelli 502C – Metallic Red, Matte Black and Metallic Black – with deliveries to being at the end of October 2019.

Down to the sub-quarter litre class, the Benelli 150S is designed for the urban rider, coming with a liquid-cooled, triple-spark plug, SOHC 149.8 cc mill. Power is claimed to be 13.14 hp at 9,000 rpm and torque is 12.5 Nm at 7,000 rpm with power getting to the ground with a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive.

An upside-down fork holds up the front end while a monoshock with preload adjustment is found at the rear. Rolling on 17-inch wheels, the 150S comes with single hydraulic discs front and back, in 260 mm and 240 mm diameter, clamped by two-piston callipers.

Dry weight is claimed to be 147 kg and fuel is carried in a 10-litre tank with seat height at 810 mm off the ground. The Benelli 150S is available in Lava Red and Space Black for the base model at RM8,588 and Nitron Green for the SP at RM8,888, with availability in Benelli dealer showrooms from the end of October.

GALLERY: 2019 Benelli 502C


GALLERY: 2019 Benelli 150S