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Benelli Imperiale 400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Specs Comparison

Benelli is now launching the Imperiale 400, a retro-styled cruiser in India. We all know its competitor. So, we have put the Benelli Imperiale 400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 in this comparison.

Benelli India is on a launching spree, as it is already launching another motorcycle. A couple of weeks back, it launched the Leoncino 500, after the TRK 502. It is now launching the Leoncino 250 and Imperiale 400 this month.

Talking about the latter, the Imperiale is a retro-styled cruiser and has already been spied in India. The bookings for it have officially commenced across dealerships. So, going into its competition, we put the Benelli Imperiale 400 against the Royal Enfield Classic 350, to know which one is better on the papers.

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) 1.45 Lakhs to Rs 1.64 Lakhs Rs 2 Lakhs (est)

The Classic 350 starts from Rs 1.45 Lakhs and goes up to Rs 1.64 Lakhs. The 350 S 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 go for Rs 2 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.

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. The recently launched Classic 350 S comes with a single disc brake and single-channel ABS as well. However, rest of them come with dual-channel ABS as standard.

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.