Benda 300cc Cruiser Launched In China

Published On May 20, 2020 12:10 PM By Praveen M.

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A liquid-cooled V-twin engined cruiser for a little over Rs 2 lakh? Sounds perfect for India

  • The Benda 300cc Cruiser is called the Jinjira and is available in two variants.
  • Prices start from 19,980 Yuan, which is around Rs 2.12 lakh.
  • It packs premium features like all-LED lighting, fully digital instrument cluster, belt drive, ABS and the likes.

Benda is a Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer which recently made waves on the internet with its radically designed naked bike, the Asura 400. Now, the Chinese bikemaker has launched another looker of a motorcycle, an American cruiser this time, in its home market. The name of this motorcycle is either Benda Jinjira or Jinjila, according to the Simplified Chinese to English translation. It is priced at 19,980 Yuan, which is around Rs 2.12 lakh for the base variant and 22,980 Yuan for the top-end variant (approximately Rs 2.44 lakh).

What’s more interesting is that this motorcycle comes with all the things that make a quintessential American cruiser. The front end gets a beefy inverted fork with fat triple clamps. The wide handlebar, handlebar clamps, triple clamps, headlight bracket, and the logo on the tank are all finished in brushed metal for a more premium feel. The powertrain features brushed metal highlights too.

The motorcycle is powered by a 298cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine, churning out 30PS of power. While there is no word on the torque figure yet, expect it to be torquey enough to suit the character of the bike. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a belt drive from Continental and the rear end uses a pair of traditional shock absorbers. The bike comes to a halt using a disc brake with radial caliper up front and a disc at the rear, with dual-channel ABS. The tyres in the higher-end variant are from Tengsen and the front end appears to be a 17-inch alloy wrapped with a 130-section rubber. The rear end packs a smaller 15-inch alloy wheel shod with a 150-section tyre.

Notable features include an all-LED lighting system, USB charging port, fully digital instrument cluster, bar-end mirrors and a single-piece contoured seat. As much as we’d love to see this bike on our shores, Benda is unlikely to enter our market anytime soon. Bringing this bike via the CBU route will also make it a bit too expensive for a 300cc motorcycle. In terms of rivals, the bike looks like the ideal competitor to the Honda Rebel 300 and the recently launched Hyosung GV300S Bobber. The latter was launched in Europe and you can read all about it here.

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