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Benelli SRK600 spied in leaked photos

The Benelli TNT 600 replacement called the SRK600 or SR600K has been spotted in fully finished form

SPY shots from the factory floor have revealed a wealth of information about the latest naked motorcycle from Benelli, the SRK600.

Firstly, the picture taken of the bike seems to have been snapped while the machine was sat on the factory floor, hinting that bike is very close to an official launch. Not only are there hundreds of bikes reaching off into the distance of the vast factory, but they all seem to be just lacking a few parts to make them complete.

The bike is still sporting that now tradition trellis frame, something most ‘Italian’ motorcycle brands need to include for authenticities sake! We can also see that the fuel tank and seat unit of the bike is true to the earlier spy shots that were doing the rounds.

The bike also keeps the side-mounted rear shock absorber but from there, it was tricky to glean any more detailed points about Benelli’s new mid-weight naked.

Now we can confirm the new bike features a slick looking TFT dash and backlit LED-lit switchgear, a godsend in many rider’s eyes. The tank-mounted console also gives another clue about the bike in that it will feature keyless ignition, something of a rarity in the middleweight pack of bikes.

The suspension on the new bike is reported to be supplied Matsuchi and looks to offer some adjustability on the forks, although whether that is spring pre-load, rebound, or damping control remains unseen.

This is the Benelli TNT 600 the new SRK600 will be replacing

Braking is taken care of by Brembo, with some meaty, radially-mounted M4 monoblock calipers keeping the bike in check. While the ABS on the bike is a certainty, we can’t say for sure if the machine will include an IMU or not – although given the funky looking dash and switchgear you’d imagine Benelli to through the kitchen sink at this one!

When could the Benelli SRK600 be launched?

It's tricky to guess but looking at the lines of nearly completed bikes in the factory, we'd say an official launch is just a short time away. It's quite possible that had COVID-19 not put to bed most international motorcycle launch plans, we'd probably already have seen the new bike.

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