Benelli plans a product assault this year, among them a new 750cc naked bike that looks incredibly like a Ducati Monster.
These photos of a production-ready bike have been circulated on several websites in India.
It is believed to be called the 750GS streetfighter and it is powered by a 750cc water-cooled parallel twin engine with about 70kW and 65Nm of torque
It sits inside a trellis frame and together with the droopy headlight, it looks like a copy of the popular Ducati Monster.
The bike has been around for some years at various shows, but we now believe it could be released soon.
We contacted Australian distributers Urban Moto Imports but they dd not comment.
It is expected to be part of a 2017 major model assault that began late last year with the release of the BN251 ($4990 rideaway).
In Australia, all models will also have ABS available as an option. Currently, none of their bikes has ABS.
The Italian-owned-and-developed, Chinese-made Benelli range is expected to have as many as 14 motorcycles and a scooter available in Australia by mid-2017.
Other models coming include a fully faired BN302T Tornado, 502TRK adventure bike, 502 Leoncino scrambler and the BN135T to compete against the Honda Grom and Kawasaki Z125 in the adult mini-bike market.