Benda LFS-700 Tang Knife debuts at around Rs. 4.5 lakh
Chinese automaker Benda has launched the LFS-700 Tang Knife cruiser motorcycle in its home country. As for the highlights, the bike has a futuristic design and comes with a TFT instrument cluster as well as an all-LED setup for lighting. It draws power from a 680cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Here are more details.
The Benda LFS-700 Tang Knife sits on a perimeter frame made of aluminium and chrome-molybdenum steel. It has a muscular fuel tank with extensions, a stepped-up single-piece seat, twin underbelly exhausts, and dual-tone paintwork. The bike packs a TFT instrument console, a full-LED setup for lighting, and rides on 17-inch blacked-out alloy wheels. It tips the scales at 218kg.
Benda LFS-700 Tang Knife draws power from a 680cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine that generates 92.7hp of power and 63Nm of torque. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch. The bike has a top speed of 210km/h.
In terms of safety equipment, the Benda LFS-700 Tang Knife is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. It is unclear whether ABS for better road handling is also offered. Suspension duties on the motorbike are taken care of by inverted forks on the front side and a preload-adjustable mono-shock unit on the rear end.
In China, the Benda LFS-700 Tang Knife costs 38,800 Yuan (roughly Rs. 4.47 lakh), making its 7000 Yuan (around Rs. 80,697) cheaper than the base variant of the LFC700 cruiser. However, its debut in India seems unlikely.