On coming 1st April, the Indian automobile industry will switch to the BS6 (Bharat Stage VI) emission norms. Most of the four-wheeler and two-wheeler makers have already upgraded their entire product lineup to meet the new emission standards. The Italian bikemaker, Benelli will soon join the bandwagon with the launch of BS6 Benelli Imperiale 400, which will be followed by other models.
According to a latest report, the BS6 Benelli Imperiale 400 will hit showrooms in April, 2020. The updated model will come fitted with a fuel-injected 374cc air-cooled engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. In its BS4 form, the motor pushes out a maximum power of 21PS at 5500rpm and a peak toraque of 29Nm at 4500rpm. The power and torque figures of the updated motor are likely to remain unchanged.
The Benelli Imperiale 400 was launched in October last year at Rs 1.69 lakh (ex-showroom). In February 2020, the bike received its first price hike of up to Rs 20,000. At present, the Imperiale 400 is available at Rs 1.79 lakh for the Silver shade model and Rs 1.89 lakh for the Red and Black variants. With the BS6 update, the bike might further witness a minor price hike. The Imperiale 400 will soon cross the 4,000 booking mark in the country.
No other changes will be made to the BS6 Benelli Imperiale 400. The bike will continue to come with a 300mm single disc with a two-piston floating calliper up front and a 240mm rear disc brakes. The dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) will be standard on the lineup. The bike’s updated model will feature the same 100/90 – 19 front and 130/80-18 rear tyres and wire-spoke wheels. Design and styling will also remain unchanged.