Benelli Tornado 402 Exposed in Design Sketch
China – With the opening of the domestic 400cc level race-aping bike market, more and more manufacturers come up with corresponding models to join the competition. Not to be left behind, Benelli has recently disclosed the design patent application information of its 400cc race-aping model of the Tornado series. We temporarily call it Tornado 402.
As can be seen from the design drawing, Tornado 402 continues the familial front face design of Tornado series. However, it is horizontally stretched in the layout of the light bars. The hollow-out design of the front face is cancelled. It can accommodate a larger engine, and in the same time increase the wind resistance protection area.
Tornado 302 and Tornado 252, which are currently available on the market, are designed with double rocker arms, while Tornado 402 has a single rocker arm. There is an additional support beam at the lower edge of the rear rocker, presumably to improve the rigidity of the rocker arm, or possibly be part of the connecting rod support.
No specific engine specifications have been revealed, but it is likely to be powered by the same engine of QJ400GS-J. As for whether there is a difference in crankshaft form, it is impossible to see the engine’s internal changes from the appearance.
Judging from the current situation, if Tornado 402 is the QJ400GS-J with a different appearance, it may not win a place in the market. We expect that Qianjiang will continue to improve quality while developing high-speed bikes, and bring more diversified products of its two brands.