Chinese motorcycle manufacturer, Benda, has just launched a new cruiser in its home market.
- The BD500 V4 is the latest middleweight cruiser from Benda.
- The motorcycle features a 496cc liquid-cooled V4 engine.
Dubbed the BD500 V4, the cruiser-style motorcycle features an appealing design and a unique engine configuration.
That said, the Benda B500 features a 496cc, liquid-cooled V4 motor that pumps out 55.5hp @ 10,000rpm and 45Nm @ 8,000rpm. That’s ten horses more than the Honda Rebel 500.
Unfortunately, the BD500 V4 tips the scale at 241kg compared to the Rebel’s 185 kilograms.
Nevertheless, the BD500 looks the part with the chunky bodywork, long profile, beefy USD forks, fat tires, and a distinctive flat exhaust.
Unlike some Chinese two-company that tends to copy other established bike designs blatantly, we certainly praised Benda’s originality.
Meanwhile, the Benda BD500 rides on 17-inch wheels and is suspended by upside-down forks and dual shocks. Braking is done by a single disc front and rear and regulated by a dual-channel ABS.