Bookings for the Benelli Imperiale 400 open - to be launched next month
Benelli Imperiale 400, the retro classic motorcycle is all set to be launched in India next month to take on the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Jawa standard. Benelli India has already commenced online as well as offline bookings of the Imperiale 400 for a token of Rs 4,000. Although we suspect, the motorcycle could ask a premium price tag of Rs 2.5 lakh ex-showroom.
As mentioned, the styling on the motorcycle mainly resembles a 'classic motorcycle', however, with modern bits. It gets a circular halogen headlamp unit with chrome finished handlebar. The instrument cluster gets a twin-pod design with a small digital display within.
The seats are split unit similar to what we've seen on Royal Enfield motorcycles. And the motorcycle also gets some chrome finishes on a few panels and levers. In regard to the retro classic design, the Imperiale 400 gets wire-spoked rims which then translates to a tube-type tyre. Benelli will offer the Imperiale 400 with a choice of three colours in India - Red, black and chrome.
Internationally, the Imperiale 400 gets a 373.5cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. The engine produces 20PS at 5,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 3,500rpm however, the tuning could differ for the India spec model. Cycle parts include 41mm telescopic forks in the front and dual shock absorber in the rear. For braking, the motorcycle gets disc brake setup in the front and rear - the sizes are 300mm and 240mm respectively equipped with dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle will also be offered with a three-year unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Also see: Benelli Imperiale 400 | Road Test Review
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