While we are still dark on the details of the motorcycle, speculations suggest that the new entry-level offering from Harley Davidson will use Benelli’s 302 platform.
Harley Davidson 338cc motorcycle. (Image source: RideApart.Com)
American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson recently entered a partnership with Benelli motorcycle’s parent company Zhejiang Qianjiang Motorcycle to foray into the small-displacement segment with their own offering. In the same breath, images of a presentation that state the timeline of all Benelli motorcycles was discovered on the internet. However, one of the noteworthy launches mentioned in the presentation was the launch of a 338cc motorcycle happening in 2020 with the Harley Davidson moniker.
While we are still dark on the details of the motorcycle, speculations suggest that the new entry-level offering from Harley Davidson will use Benelli’s 302 platforms and use a 300-cc parallel-twin engine that churns out 38.2hp at 11.000 rpm and 26.5 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. Harley Davidson will most likely to not use the high-revving engine, but we have to wait to see how the motor is tuned to fit the brand’s persona.