Scoop: Benelli Zafferano Scooter caught testing

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The Benelli Zafferano scooter has been caught testing near Pune, Maharashtra. The Zafferano is a maxi-scooter that is currently on sale in some south-east Asian markets. 

Compared to other scooters available in India, the Zafferano is fairly hefty. It measures 2,168 mm in overall length, 796 mm in width and 1,434 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1,488 mm and weighs 155 kg. It has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres.

The Zafferano is powered by a 249.7cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine with electronic fuel injection. The engine delivers 20.79 BHP @ 7,000 rpm and 20.83 Nm of torque and is paired with a V-belt automatic transmission. The scooter gets a dual-disc brake setup at the front and a single disc at the rear. Coming to the suspension, twin-telescopic shock absorbers have been provided at the front and an adjustable shock absorber at the rear. The scooter rides on 14-inch alloys wrapped in a 120/70 section front and a 140/60 section tyre at the rear.

The Benelli Zafferano comes with grey-faced speedometer and tachometer dials with a digital read-out in the centre, under-seat storage, stepped seat and windshield among other features.

The Zafferano costs approximately Rs. 2.2 lakh in Indonesia. While Benelli has started testing the scooter in India, it has not revealed any plans to launch it in the country so far.

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