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Benelli 752S is a Ducati Monster clone

Benelli 752S clone
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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