03 May 2021: Benelli Dong electric scooter, with unique styling, launched in Indonesia
Italian automaker Benelli has launched its Dong e-scooter in Indonesia. Its arrival in India is uncertain.
As for the highlights, the vehicle has a unique design and comes with an LCD display as well as an all-LED lighting setup. It is powered by an electric powertrain and promises a range of 60km on a single charge.
Here are more details.
Design: Built-in speakers mimic the sound of fuel-powered two-wheelers
The Benelli Dong has a sleek front section, a thin floorboard, a flat-type seat, a pillion grab rail, and a slim swingarm.
The e-scooter has an oval-shaped LED headlamp flanked by two LED indicators, a circular LCD screen, an LED taillamp, an under-seat storage compartment, and blacked-out wheels.
The built-in speakers can produce the sound of conventional, fuel-powered scooters and bikes.
Fact: It can attain a top-speed of 45km/h
The Benelli Dong draws power from a 1.2kW motor and a 1.56kWh removable battery pack. It delivers a peak torque of 24.8Nm and can clock a top-speed of 45km/h. On a single charge, the e-scooter promises a range of 60km.
Safety: Disc brakes on both the wheels ensure rider's safety
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Benelli Dong electric scooter is equipped with floating-style disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels.
Suspension duties on the two-wheeler are taken care of by a single strut on the front side and a mono-shock unit mounted on the aluminium swingarm on the rear end.
Fact: Benelli Dong: Pricing and availability
In Indonesia, the Benelli Dong electric scooter carries a price-tag of IDR 36,900,000 (approximately Rs. 1.9 lakh). As of now, it is unclear if the two-wheeler will make its way to India.