Benelli 752S is a Ducati Monster clone

Benelli 752S clone

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, so Ducati should be flattered indeed that the Benelli 752S is a Monster clone, at least in style.

With its trellis frame, droopy single headlight and general design of the tank, seat, shorty front fender and aggressive stance, it is every bit a Monster clone.

Benelli 752S clone
A clone of Ducati’s Monster droopy headlight?

The one thing the Italian-designed and Chinese-built bike does better is the elegant, stubby exhaust which is much nicer than the bulky mufflers on the Ducati.

Benelli’s 752S is actually powered by a 754cc parallel twin engine, rather than an L-twin in the Ducati.

The bike arrives in Australia in September 2020 at $12,990 ride away.Benelli 752S clone

And it isn’t starved of features with 50mm Marzocchi upside-down forks, a KYB monoshock and decent sized twin 320mm front brake discs and Pirelli Angel ST tyres.

It comes in a choice of red, white, green and black.

Clone in style onlyBenelli 752S

The Benelli is a Monster clone in style only, not in tech specs and price.

It is powered by Benelli’s four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine with 56kW of power and 67Nm of torque.

The comparable Ducati Monster is the 821 with 81kW of power and 85Nm.Benelli 752S

More importantly, the Benelli is a bit of a porker at 226kg of Chinese metal and plastic rather than the svelte Ducati at a mere 205kg.

But then the Ducati Monster 821 does cost $18,300.

The Benelli 752 is more comparable to models such as the BMW F 800 R ($13,450), Kawasaki Z900 ($12,599), KTM 790 Duke ($15,790), Triumph Street Triple S ($13,800) and Yamaha MT-07 HO ($10,699).

It comes in a choice of green, red, black and white.

Benelli 752S

Price $12,990 ride away
Engine liquid-cooled twin, 4 valves/cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 754cc
Bore x Stroke 88 x 62 mm
Compression 11.5:1
Power 56kW @ 8500rpm
Torque 67Nm @ 6500rpm
Emissions 135g/km
Economy 5.9L/100km
Transmission 6-speed, wet clutch
Suspension (front) USD 50mm forks, adjustable rebound, compression and spring preload
Suspension (rear) Shock with adjustable preload
Brakes (front) 320mm floating discs, mono block 4-piston calliper, ABS
Brakes (rear) 260mm, double piston calliper, ABS
Tyres 120/70/ZR17; 180/55/ZR17
Length 2130mm
Width (ex mirrors) 810mm
Height (ex mirrors) 1100mm
Seat 810mm
Wheelbase 1460mm
Wet weight 226kg
Tank/reserve 14.5L/3L

2 Comments

  1. Benelli? QJ ? Who cares? Where the hell are they marketing and selling these bikes? I’m in the USA. The only “Benelli” website is located some place in California that isn’t even listed as “secured” on my I-Mac. So what gives? I can’t buy a Leoncino of any displacement, there are no dealers anywhere near me and now they’ve supposedly launched a Ducati Monster clone. They can keep that –as the last Ducati Monster I came in contact with I could smell before I even saw it with it’s blued-out silencer pipes, cheap stampings and chintzy plastic accoutrements. If it’s basically the same damn thing at a cut-rate price, then go for it.

  2. A new 2020 bike that produces only 76-ish hp.
    Lack of insight into mechanical or quality control issues. Nobody knows.

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