This is the long overdue Benelli Due 756 in what appears to be nearly final form. The 756cc parallel-twin is essentially two-cylinders from the company’s 1134cc triple housed in a new chassis. The naked will make around 100bhp and take on bikes like the Kawasaki Z750 and Honda Hornet.
We hope it’s just because this is a preproduction model undergoing
final shakedown testing, but we’re a little nonplussed by the Due’s
styling. Of course, that could be because it’s now been nearly three
years since the Benelli was originally shown in concept form or maybe just
the lack of flashy paint. Expect a debut at EICMA in November and
production to start late this year, making this a 2010 model.