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New 2020 Benelli and SSR Motorcycles Break Cover

SSR dirt bike

Two New and Different Bikes

Benelli and its parent company SSR aren’t huge players in the North American market, but they are players. The companies each put out a new motorcycle for the 2020 model year. The bikes are very different—SSR’s is a dirt bike called the SR300S and Benelli’s is a naked street bike called the 302S.

The SSR SR300S

The SR300S is a legit off-roader with a single-cylinder 300cc liquid-cooled engine. It features an aluminum frame that helps keep its weight down to 256 pounds, according to RideApart. It has a seat height of 37.4 inches and wheelbase of 57 inches.

You’re looking at what appears to be a quality machine. The motorcycle comes with electric and kick start, a six-speed transmission, inverted front forks with adjustable rebound and damping, and a rear shock with adjustable pre-load and rebound. The bike comes with a price tag of $4,399.

Benelli 302S

Benelli 302S

The 302S is a different bike altogether. It features a 300cc parallel-twin engine that puts out about 37 hp and 19 lb-ft of torque. The bike weighs around 400 pounds. It has a 31.3-inch seat height and a 55.51-inch wheelbase. The USD front forks and rear shock provide adjustable pre-load and the wheels are 17-inches.

The motorcycle also gets some modern electronics. It has an LED headlight and it gets a new LCD instrument panel. Benelli has slapped a price tag of $4,299 on this bike. It looks worth it to me.