We reported earlier that Benelli is planning to launch the Imperiale 400 retro styled motorcycle in India this year. First unveiled at the 2017 EICMA, the new Imperiale is now ready to be launched in our market in October 2019. Benelli partnered with Adishwar Auto Ride, which now plans to bring an all-new Benelli motorcycle range in our market. The company has already launched 3 new motorcycles – TRK 502, TRK 502X and the Leoncino 500 in India this year.
The Benelli Imperiale retro-cruiser will directly challenge the Royal Enfield Classic and Thunder range and the Jawa motorcycles in our market. The motorcycle features retro design elements like round headlight, classic fenders and a teardrop fuel tank. Chrome elements can be seen on the wheels, engine, mudguards and the Rear view mirrors. It also gets a twin-pod instrument console and the canvas saddle bags.
Powering the motorcycle is a 373.5cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. This fuel injected engine produces 19.7PS of power at 5,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. The motorcycle has a kerb weight of 200kgs, and has a fuel tank capacity of 12-litres. Also See – Benelli Leoncino 250 is coming to India
Based on a steel double cradle frame, the Benelli Imperiale comes fitted with 41mm telescopic front forks with 110mm travel and twin-spring shock absorbers with 65mm travel at the rear. For braking system, the motorcycle gets 300mm front disc with two piston callipers and 240mm rear disc with single-piston calliper at the rear. Dual-channel ABS system will come as standard. The Imperiale 400 rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels shod with 110/90 and 130/80 section tyres respectively.