Benelli’s first electric motorcycle? Chinese sister company unveils QJ7000D with 100-km range

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Qianjiang Motor, a two-wheeler manufacturer owned by Geely that is also the parent company of Benelli, took the wraps off its first-ever electric motorcycle, the QJ7000D. Expected to be sold solely in the Chinese market when the production version is rolled out, the QJ7000D could head to international markets as a Benelli offering, making it the Italian brand’s first-ever electric motorcycle as well.

The QJ7000D is a full-faired sports-style motorcycle with fairing similar to the QJ SFG600 which a traditional petrol-powered machine. The design includes a dual headlamp housing and a fuel-tank-shaped storage space meant for a helmet. As would a sports bike, the QJ7000D gets a high-set tail and a split-type seat.

It is powered by a mid-mounted electric motor that is fed by a 72V, 60 Ah battery pack. The company claims a range of 100 km and a top speed of

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