Benelli Imperiale 400 Launch Soon, Will Rival Royal Enfield 350

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New Benelli Imperiale 400 is a retro look motorcycle that can become a potent rival to Royal Enfield 350 models

Well, DSK Benelli will soon launch a new motorcycle that will take the fight straight to the Royal Enfield 350 models. The upcoming motorcycle in question here is the new Benelli Imperiale 400, which was put on display at the EICMA 2017 earlier this year. The new Benelli Imperiale 400 launch in India is likely to happen in the first quarter of next year, most probably, soon after a debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The retro look motorcycle will come to us via CKD route. We are expecting an ex-showroom price of roughly Rs 2 lakh.

Benelli Imperiale 400 India Launch Images Front Angle

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The new motorcycle from Benelli is powered. by a 373cc four-stroke, air-cooled engine that outputs a maximum power of 20 PS along with a peak torque of 28 Nm. Looking at the specifications, it becomes pretty apparent that the specs are at par with those offered by the 350cc REs. A thing to note here is that this bike’s engine has an overhead camshaft (OHC) compared to the rather primitive pushrod system of RE. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

 

Benelli Imperiale 400 Launch in India

The new motorcycle should launch here in early 2018. It’s very likely to make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. In all probability, the Imperiale would be on sale in India before the end of the first quarter.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Price In India

Pricing is a critical factor in a highly price-sensitive market like that of ours. While we are not sure if the upcoming motorcycle would be priced really aggressively, CKD assembly would still help the company price its product competitively. There are good chances that the new model would have an ex-showroom price of roughly Rs 2 lakh. At this price point, the Imperiale will be able to give a good fight to the RE 350s in the pricing department.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Images

Benelli Imperiale 400 Specifications

Powering the Imperiale 400 is an air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel injected 373.5cc engine that produces a maximum power of 20 PS at 5,500rpm along with a peak torque of 28 Nm at 3,500rpm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheel via chain drive. The motorcycle gets a 300 mm disc brake with 2-piston floating caliper at the front and 240 mm disc brake with a single-piston caliper at the rear. ABS will be on offer as a standard feature.

The new Benelli Imperiale 400 is built on a tubular steel double-cradle frame that provides decent structural rigidity and aids handling. The new model gets 41 mm telescopic forks at front and twin shock absorbers at the rear.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Features

  • Retro Look
  • Chrome-plated engine, mirrors, mudguards
  • Front and Rear Disc brakes
  • Twin-pod digital instrument cluster
  • Spoke wheels – 19-inch at front and 18-inch at rear
  • ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
  • Fabric saddlebag

So, are you waiting for the Benelli Imperiale 400 India launch? Share your answers with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to Carblogindia for latest news updates on cars and motorcycles relevant to India.

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