EICMA 2022: Benelli BKX 250, BKX 250S Unveiled

The Italian-Chinese manufacturer had a lot of new unveils at the EICMA 2022 show in Milan, and it’s also turned its attention to the quarter-litre adventure segment by offering a small lightweight machine.

By Carandbike Team


2 mins read


Published on November 14, 2022

Follow us on



  • Benelli unveils 250 cc adventure bikes at EICMA 2022
  • New Benelli BKX 250 positioned as an off-road ready ADV
  • Benelli BKX 250 S is the road-going model with less suspension travel, smaller wheels

Benelli has easily been one of the most active brands at the just-concluded EICMA 2022 show in Milan, Italy. The Italian-Chinese manufacturer unveiled a new quarter-litre adventure bike at the Milan show, called the Benelli BKX 250, a small lightweight machine with a minimalistic style. The BKX 250 is powered by a 250 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is already used by the brand, but updated in cooling, intake and exhaust. Updated for 2023, the single-cylinder engine now makes 25.8 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 21 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm and comes with a six-speed gearbox.

Also Read: India-Bound Benelli TRK 800 Unveiled At EICMA 2022

The Benelli BKX 250 has been positioned as an off-road ready quarter-litre adventure bike with 220 mm ground clearance, 180 mm suspension travel, and wire spoke wheels.

Also Read: Benelli TNT 500 Unveiled At EICMA 2022

The BKX 250 weighs 165 kg, and has a seat height of 835 mm, with a ground clearance of 220 mm, underscoring the bike’s off-road capability. The spoked aluminium wheels are shod with mixed profile tyres in 100/90-19 and 140/80-17 sizes. Suspension system consists of a 41 mm upside down fork with 180 mm travel and a progressive shock absorber adjustable in preload. Braking duties are handled by a 280 mm front floating disc with a four-piston caliper and a 240 mm rear disc with a single-piston floating caliper.

Also Read: Benelli TRK 702, TRK 702X Unveiled At EICMA 2022

The Benelli BKX 250S will be the road-going model, more of a touring machine with decent everyday ability.

Benelli has also developed a more road-going S version of the BKX 250, which misses out on the fairing, gets 150 mm suspension travel and runs on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with road tyres. Both models are also likely to be accompanied by smaller 125 cc models, which will be introduced in some markets. We don’t expect the BKX 250 anytime before the end of 2023 to be introduced in India. 

Stay updated with automotive news and reviews right at your fingertips through carandbike.com's WhatsApp Channel.

Great Deals on Used Cars

View All Used Cars

Popular Benelli Models

Upcoming Cars

Upcoming Bikes

Explore More