Lately, Benelli has been known for larger exotic and expensive triples such as the Tornado, the Tre-K Adventurer, and the TnT. Now that Qianjiang owns Benelli (since 2005) they want to keep the Italian brand/styling alive. Their latest bike, the BN302, makes learning to ride sexy, if that were possible.
The Benelli BN302 is a 300cc twin-cylinder putting out 37 horsepower and 20 foot-pounds of torque. Slightly more powerful than the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and also heavier and larger. Better for the bigger guys. Some cool styling features of the BN302 are the low exhaust, trestle frame, and red horizontal shock. All this goodness for just $5,600 later this year.