Benelli Imperiale 400 is a retro-styled cruiser.
Aims to beat the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
Has a 374cc single-cylinder engine with 21 bhp and 29 Nm.
Priced at Rs 1.69 lakh.
Benelli has launched its latest model for the Indian market. Called the Imperiale 400, it is a retro-styled cruiser and aims to compete with the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
The Imperiale 400 runs a 374cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that generates just under 21 bhp and 29Nm. It has a five-speed gearbox. Brakes consist of a 300mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc brake, equipped with dual-channel ABS. The suspension consists of 41mm conventional telescopic forks in front and dual shock absorbers at the rear.
There is a lot of chrome on the Imperiale 400, to keep its looks retro – the rims, exhaust, mirrors, instrument cluster, and indicator and tail lamp surround all have chrome on them. The spoked rims, round headlamp, and split seat configuration also contribute to the retro look.
The instrument cluster is a twin-pod set up with a small digital readout in one of them. It is available in three colors, black, red, and silver. Benelli Imperiale 400 bookings have already been opened and deliveries are scheduled to begin in the next few weeks.
The Benelli Imperiale 400 is priced at Rs 1.69 lakh, which pits it squarely against the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa Standard. Other more modern touring options at the price are the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the Honda CBR 250R.