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Benda teases intriguing VTR-300 Turbo ‘sportsbike’ for 2021

Chinese manufacturer teases an unusual 300cc turbocharged sportsbike alongside two other new models to celebrate Chinese New Year

Benda VTR-300

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Benda has piqued curiosity by teasing three fresh new models, topped off by a compact new sportsbike that will be powered by a 300cc turbocharged engine.

A young brand even by Chinese standards, while Benda largely focuses on the custom side of motorcycling in a similar manner to the popular Keeway brand, its business model received a significant switch up with last year’s unveiling of the LFC-700 cruiser.

Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Ducati Diavel, the model is close to going on sale and could make its way to Europe if local demand is strong enough.

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Should that occur then a wave of other news models could promptly follow with Benda teasing the imminent unveiling of the VTR-300 Turbo, VTC-300 and LFS-700 in a post marking the Chinese New Year [February 12].

While we don’t have a huge amount to go on beyond a name and a silhouette, Benda has courted some attention with the VTR-300 especially. Provided Chinese firms follow the norms of nomenclature then we can assume ‘T’ stands for twin (rather than turbo) and ‘R’ denotes ‘Racing’.

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The engine could draw from the 298cc V-Twin of the existing BD300 bobber though it’s unconventional today for a turbo to be thrown into the mix and would surely make it an intriguing - and revvy - new rival for the likes of the Kawasaki ZX-25R and Honda CBR250R.

As for the other two models showcased on the post, the VTC-300 silhouette would suggest a cruiser relation to the BD300, while the LFS-700 goes in the other direction comparing as a probable naked to the aforementioned cruiser LFC-700.

Consider our breath bated...