Benelli India has rolled out its first retro-styled motorcycle – Benelli Imperiale 400. Priced at Rs 1.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the bike will take head-to-head against the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The company is offering a standard three-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty along with the complimentary free service for 2 years.
One can book the Benelli Imperiale 400 by paying a sum of Rs 4,000 at dealerships or via online on the company’s website – india.benelli.com. For hassle free ownership experience, the two-wheeler maker has also introduced an annual maintenance contract.
Inspired by the Benelli-MotoBi range that was produced in 1950, the Benelli Imperiale 400 features round headlamp, teardrop shaped fuel tank, spoke wheels, wide front and rear fenders, a twin-pod instrument cluster, split seats and a peashooter-type exhaust. It comes in a choice of three colours – Black, Red and Silver.
For performing braking duties, the Benelli Imperiale 400 has a 300mm single disc with a two-piston floating calliper up front and a 240mm rear disc brakes. It gets dual-channel ABS as standard fitment. It comes fitted with 100/90 – 19 front and 130/80-18 rear tyres and wire-spoke wheels.
The Benelli Imperiale 400 derives power from a 374cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that’s good for 21bhp at 5,500rpm and 29Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. This fuel injected powertrain is paired to a 5-speed gearbox.