Priced on-the-road at RM7,238 and currently available at all Benelli dealers nationwide, the RFS 150i is available in black and red, while the Special Edition now comes in blue with florescent green wheels to do away with the matte grey livery of its predecessor, and commands a RM7,488 price tag. Prices stated exclude insurance and road tax.
The bikes have been touted to have a throttle grip and also light-weight adjustable brake lever.
The 126kg (wet) bike with a 4.8-litre fuel tank, uses the same 149.8cc 157FMJ-3 single cylinder four-stroke four-valve single-overhead cam motor with an electric starter and a compression ratio of 11.3:1.
With an output of 15.15hp at 8,500rpm and 13Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, the water-cooled motor that uses a pressure splash lubrication system is managed by a six-speed manual gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch for the rear wheel to get a load of up to 171kg moving.
The motor is housed within a Straddle-type chassis that's suspended by front telescopic forks with an 88mm travel, while the rear suspension uses an oil-damped Kayaba telescopic coil spring that provides 17mm of travel.
Its wheelbase measures in at 1,311mm, while the bike's dimensions stand at 1,267mm-tall, 2,021mm-long and 764mm-wide to give it a saddle height of 787mm and a ground clearance of 160mm.
Grip comes from a front 70/90 and rear 120/70 tyres fitted on to 17-inch wheels while a 240mm (front) and 220mm (rear) discs represent the braking department as a 12V 6Ah YTX7L-BS battery takes care of the electricals.