Expected Launch Date: Apr 2019
Benelli Imperiale 400
Benelli Imperiale 400 Overview
Benelli has just wrapped up it is launching of the Imperiale 400 cruiser bike at the EICMA held in Milan, Italy during 2017. The 400cc cruiser will be making its entry to the Indian automobile markets in the next year. The new Imperiale is intended to be a direct rival to the Royal Enfield Classic 350 in India. The Benelli Imperiale 400 is expected to be a retro-styled classic motorcycle. The company has restructured the “Imperiale” moniker which was once observed as the 125cc motorbike of the past.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Engine & Transmission
The bike runs on a bigger 373.5 cc fuel injected single cylinder engine. The powerful engine of the bike is capable of producing around 19 BHP of power at 5500 rpm along with a peak torque of 28 Nm at 3500 rpm. The engine of the bike is air cooled and has been mated to a 5-speed transmission gearbox. In addition to this, the engine is also Euro 4 compliant.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Braking & Safety
The front brake of the bike is a single 300 mm disc that comes with 2 piston floating callipers. On the rear braking end, the bike receives a 240 mm disc that with a single piston calliper. The ABS is standard on the bike. The whole unit of the bike rides on 110/90 -19 along with 130/80 -18 tyres which are based on spoked firms. The bike also sports a fabric saddlebag which forms the part of the accessory list.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Competitors
Given the overall look and technical specifications of the bike, clearly, the strongest rival to the Benelli Imperiale 400 on the Indian automobile market will be the Royal Enfield Classic 350 model.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Mileage
The Benelli Imperiale 400 makes use of a 373.5 cc single-pot engine. The mileage specifications are yet to be tested by the bike freaks. The Benelli Imperiale 400 carries an overall classic & an impressive design by achieving the blending of bobber and cruiser aesthetics for creating a perfect street machine. The motorbike is expected to perform quite well in cases of occasional highway or long-route touring. The motorbike by Benelli sports a double cradle along with a complete steel tubular frame. In addition to this, the teardrop-shaped tank that comes with a rubber grip, chrome bits and split seats are all suitable for adding a retro look to the cruiser flavour of the Benelli Imperiale 400 bike. The twin-pod biking instrument group resembles the perfect mixture of contemporary along with retro thanks to the presence of the digital screen located between the pods. This screen might be used for displaying the fuel level along with other kinds of information.
Benelli Imperiale 400 Performance and Handling
The suspension at the front end of the bike is handled by telescopic forks. Similarly, at the rear end of the bike, it receives the double shock absorbers which try to maintain the classic, traditional look of the overall bike. These features of the bike offer great riding experience and better handling of the bike even during tough terrains.
Benelli Imperiale 400 What we think
The Benelli Imperiale 400 is expected to be a highly anticipated bike in the Indian market as well.
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