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Benelli Imperiale 400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Specs Comparison

Check out the comparison of Benelli Imperiale 400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 as we compare their engine specs, prices, colours and mileage.

Benelli has finally launched the much awaited Imperiale 400 in India. The bike is a retro-styled cruiser and comes at an asking price of Rs 1.69 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). As of now, it is the most affordable motorcycle from Benelli.

After launching the TRK 502 Adventure motorcycles, Leoncino 500 and 250 Roadster/Scrambler, Benelli Imperiale is the fourth bike from its new partnership with AARI. The manufacturer offers first-in-class 3-Year Unlimited Kilometre Warranty as Standard and complimentary service for the first 2-years. The bookings for the bike have already commenced across the dealerships for Rs 4,000.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 – Price

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Benelli Imperiale 400
Price (ex-showroom) 1.54 Lakhs to Rs 1.64 Lakhs Rs 1.69 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 priced at Rs 1.69 Lakhs, which is just Rs 5,000 costlier than the top-end variant of Classic 350. Do not forget that Benelli offers higher warranty and 2 years of free servicing as well.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 – Engine

Classic 350 Imperiale 400
Engine 346cc 374cc
Power 20 BHP 21 BHP
Torque 28 Nm 29 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 bigger engine with just a little more power than the Classic 350. It gets a 374cc air-cooled SOHC FI engine that produces 21 BHP power and 29 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

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Benelli Imperiale 400
Length 2180 mm 2170 mm
Width 790 mm 820 mm
Height 1080 mm 1120 mm
Wheelbase 1370 mm 1440 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm 165 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. The Classic 350 weighs 192 kgs.

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The Imperiale 400 looks a bit bigger if we see the exact dimension figures. The Imperiale is 2170 mm long, 820 mm wide and 1120 mm tall. It gets a bigger wheelbase of 1450 mm and a higher ground clearance of 170 mm. However, the Benelli Imperiale weighs 13 kgs more, at 205 kgs.

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

Royal Enfield Classic 350
Benelli Imperiale 400
Front Suspension Telescopic forks Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Gas-charged dual shock absorbers
Swingarm with pre-load adjustable Double Shock Absorber
Brakes Front and Rear Disc with dual ABS
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 dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Benelli Imperiale 400 – Colour Options

The Classic 350 is offered in a variety of colour options:

  1. Gun Metal Grey
  2. Redditch Red
  3. Redditch Green
  4. Redditch Blue
  5. Signals
  6. Black

The Imperiale is offered with just three colour options which come at the same price:

  1. Red
  2. Black
  3. Silver