If you feel the Yamaha Y15ZR and Honda RS150R supercubs are a little too mainstream, the 2019 Benelli RFS150iLE Limited Edition might suit the bill at RM7,488. Coming in a limited production run of 5,000 units, the RFS150iLE is clad in the Italian Tri-Colore, commemorating the birthplace of the Benelli brand.
As part of the exclusivity – a certificate of ownership with the signature of Marco Bellucci, Chief Technical Director of Benelli, is provided – of the RFS150iLE, adjustable brake and clutch levers are standard. At the rear end a Kayaba monoshock is fitted with the front end propped up by non-adjustable upside-down forks and white pinstripes grace the front and rear wheels.
Power for the RFS150iLE comes from a liquid-cooled, triple-spark, single cylinder 149 cc power plant that produces 15.5 hp at 8,500 rpm and 13 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The gearbox is a six-speed, wet-clutch unit with chain final drive.
The RFS150iLE’s unqiue three-spark plug cylinder head configuration – called B3SP – is designed to optimise fuel efficiency and produce optimum power, while reducing emissions. A single hydraulic disc is used, front and rear, for braking, the front carrying a 240 mm petal disc while the rear is a 220 mm unit.
Fuel for the RFS150iLE is carried in a 4.8-litre tank under the seat, and weight is claimed to be 126 kg. Seat height is set at 787 mm, and top speed for this supercub is claimed to be 100 km/h.
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