Italian two-wheeler maker, Benelli has showcased a new retro cruiser motorcycle at the 2017 EICMA (Milan Motor Show). If media reports are to be believed, this motorcycle is coming to India. This motorcycle will directly rival the segment leader Royal Enfield Classic 350 retro bike. Besides Benelli Imperiale 400, the company has also showcased a power cruiser – 402S – which is designed on the lines of the Ducati Diavel.
It is expected that Benelli will assemble this retro motorcycle in India, which will help the automaker to price it competitively. Powering the bike is a 373cc four stroke, air-cooled engine producing 20PS of power and 28Nm of torque. Going by the specs, it is visible that Benelli has tuned this engine similar to the Royal Enfield 350cc engines. Though, the Imperiale 400’s engine gets an overhead cam shaft compared to pushrod system of valve actuation on REs. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a five-speed gearbox. Benelli TNT 300 ABS Variant Priced at 4.16 Lakh
Benelli Imperiale 400 Features
– Chrome treatment on engine, mirrors, mudguards
– Spoked wheels, 19-inch front tyre & 18-inch rear tyre
– ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
– Fabric saddlebag
– Disc brakes
– Twin digital instrument cluster
Benelli Imperiale Price In India
With this retro-styled motorcycle, the Italian automaker is aiming to challenge the Royal Enfield Classic range. To achieve aggressive pricing, the company needs to locally produce this motorcycle. We believe that the new motorcycle could be priced around Rs 2 lakh. DSK Benelli 302R Priced at 3.48 Lakh in India
Benelli Imperiale 400 Design
The Imperiale 400 is a retro-styled motorcycle, which will take on the popular Royal Enfield Classic range in the Indian market. This retro-styled naked motorcycle comes with a lot of chrome treatment, offered on the engine, mudguards and mirrors. The bike also gets provision for twin seats and fabric saddle bags. Talking about features, the Imperiale 400 gets twin-pod instrument console, split seats, Monza-style fuel cap, split seats and dark red paintjob. Benelli Zafferano Scooter Spied Testing in India For The First Time
The motorcycle has a seat height of 780mm, which should offer a comfortable ride for a wide range of motorcyclists in India. It comes with a dry weight of 200kg, which might impact its overall performance. For people not in known, the Classic 350 weighs 192kgs and is around 1bhp more powerful than the Imperiale. The motorcycle gets ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard. The bike rides on spoked rims shod with 110/90-19 and 130/80-18 tyres at front and rear, respectively.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Launch Date
The company has unveiled this retro-styled motorcycle at the 2017 EICMA Motor Show in Milan. Set to rival the RE Classic range, the Imperiale 400 is expected to be developed locally. Exact launch details are yet to be announced, but the motorcycle could be unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. It could go on sale in the country in the second half of 2018.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Specifications
The retro-styled cruiser motorcycle is powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel injected 373.5cc engine. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 20PS at 5,500rpm along with a peak torque of 28Nm at 3,500rpm. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a five-speed gearbox and chain drive system. For braking system, the bike gets 300mm disc with 2-piston floating caliper at the front and 240mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear. ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) will come as standard.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Suspension and Braking System
The new Imperiale 400 is developed on a tubular steel double-cradle frame. It features a 41mm telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers at the front and rear, respectively. For braking, the retro-styled bike gets 300mm dingle disc with a twin-piston floating caliper and a 240mm rear disc with standard ABS.