Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400- Which one is better?

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Check out the comparison story of Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400. The Imperiale 400 is launching in early 2019 to take on the might of the Classic 350.

Benelli has tied up with South-India based Mahavir Group for manufacturing bikes in India. Earlier, Benelli was partnering with DSK earlier. However, the partnership ended as the latter went into financial debts. Benelli has planned to launch 3 new bikes before this fiscal year ends. The first on the lineup includes the Leoncino 500 neo-scrambler, followed by ADV TRK 502 and the Imperiale 400 and 530. The Imperiale range is aimed to take on the might of Classic 350 and 500. Read more about Imperiale 400 here. Recently, Classic 350 got rear disc brake as standard fitment across all variants. You can read more about Classic 350 here. So, here we put the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400, to see which one is better.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 comparison image

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 Price

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Benelli Imperiale 400
Price (ex-showroom) 1.39 Lakhs to Rs 1.62 Lakhs Rs 1.5 Lakhs (est)

The Classic 350 starts from Rs 1.39 Lakhs and goes up to Rs 1.62 Lakhs. The Standard colour variant is priced the lowest and the recently launched Signals 350 is the top-end variant.

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For a tough competition, the Imperiale 400 is expected to start from Rs 1.5 Lakhs. Unlike Classic 350, the Imperiale 400 might not have many colour options.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 Engine

Classic 350 Imperiale 400
Engine 346cc 373cc
Power 20 BHP 19 BHP
Torque 28 Nm 28 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT

The Classic 350 comes with a 346cc Twin Spark engine. This engine produces 20 BHP power and torque worth 28 Nm. For transmission, it uses a 5-speed gearbox.

The Imperiale 400 gets a slightly powerful engine but has lower power figures. It gets a 373cc FI engine that produces 19 BHP power and 28 Nm torque. Like RE, it also comes with a 5-speed transmission.

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 Mileage

Royal Enfield Classic 350
Benelli Imperiale 400
Mileage 35 kmpl 33 kmpl

The Classic 350 has a claimed mileage figure of 35 kmpl. On the other hand, the Imperiale is expected to deliver around 33 kmpl mileage, if driven sensibly.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 Dimensions

Kerb Weight Royal Enfield Classic 350 Benelli Imperiale 400
Length 2180 mm 2170 mm
Width 790 mm 815 mm
Height 1080 mm 1140 mm
Wheelbase 1370 mm 1450 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm 170 mm

The RE Classic is 2180 mm long, 790 mm wide and 1080 mm tall. It gets a wheelbase of 1370 mm and a ground clearance of 135 mm.

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The Imperiale 400 looks a bit bigger if we see the exact dimension figures. The Imperiale is 2170 mm long, 815 mm wide and 1140 mm tall. It gets a bigger wheelbase of 1450 mm and a higher ground clearance of 170 mm.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 Suspension, Brakes and Chassis

Royal Enfield Classic 350
Benelli Imperiale 400
Front Suspension Twin Gas Charged Shocks Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Telescopic Travel
Swingarm with Double Shock Absorber
Brakes Front and Rear Disc
Front and Rear Disc with ABS
Chassis Single Downtube Double Cradle

In the front, the Classic gets twin gas-charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload and Telescopic travel in the rear. Recently, Classic 350 got rear disc brakes as standard across all variants. However, soon, it will also get ABS as some of the other RE bikes are already equipped.

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The Imperiale 400 gets telescopic forks in front and swingarm with a double shock absorber in the back. This bike uses front and rear disc brakes with ABS. After April 2019, all two-wheelers of 125cc or more displacement should compulsorily have ABS, as per the Government.

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