2020 Benelli 302S launched in the USA

13/09/2019 - 13:55 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Chinese-owned Italian motorcycle brand Benelli has launched the 2020 302S naked roadster in the USA for a retail price of USD 4,299 (INR 3.05 lakh). The new model, which was earlier seen at the 2018 Thai Auto Expo in December, is expected to arrive in India with a BS-VI compliant motor in 2020.

Benelli 302s Action Shot Cornering
The Benelli 302S (pictured) comes with refreshed styling and a more powerful engine than its predecessor, the enelli TNT300.

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The 302S carries a massive visual upgrade over its predecessor, the TNT300. It packs full-LED lighting that includes a projector headlight. More changes are visible in the cockpit that now includes a digital display instead of a semi-digital layout on the TNT300. The compact screen on the 302S is surrounded by telltale indicators. The radiator shrouds are shorter on the new model.

Rest of the styling cues aren’t too different from the TNT300, and the 302S carries a near-identical design for the fuel tank, saddle, rear panel and the engine cowl. The 302S shares its underpinnings with the TNT300. The motorcycle is built around a trellis frame. The 302S is available in four colour options – White, Black, Red and Green – in the US market.

Engine specifications have also received an upgrade and the 302S's engine offers more power and torque than the TNT300's engine. A larger bore and stroke has increased the displacement from 282 cc on the TNT300 to 300 cc on the 302S. The motor retains the parallel twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC layout although it now makes 37.5 hp of peak power at 11,000 rpm and 18.9 ft·lb (25.62 Nm) of max torque at 9,000 rpm. In comparison, the TNT300 pumped out 32.2 hp at 10,500 rpm and 18.4 ft·lb (24.94 Nm) at 6,500 rpm. The mill is linked to a six-speed gearbox.

The braking setup comprises 260 mm dual-discs with four-piston callipers at the front and a 240 mm single disc with a two-piston calliper at the back. Shock absorption tasks are handled by 41 mm inverted front forks and an asymmetrically mounted, pre-load and rebound adjustable monoshock at the back. The motorcycle rides on Pirelli sourced Angel ST tyres with 120/70-ZR17 front and 160/60-ZR17 rear configurations.

Benelli 302s Action Shot Right Front Quarter
The Benelli 302 (pictured) is available at an MSRP of USD 4,299, while the TNT300 was priced at an MSRP of USD 3,999.

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Check out the complete technical specifications of both motorcycles (302S and TNT300) below:

SPECIFICATIONS Benelli 302S Benelli TNT300
Engine Type Parallel 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC Inline 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC
Displacement 300 cc 282 cc
Bore And Stroke 65 mm x 45.2 mm 61 mm x 42.7 mm
Compression Ratio 12:1 12:1
Rated Power 37.5 hp @ 11,000 rpm 32.2 hp @ 10,500 rpm
Rated Torque 18.9 ft·lb (25.62 Nm) @ 9,000 rpm 18.4 ft·lb (24.94 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel Supply EFI w/ 38 mm Throttle Body EFI
Starter Electric Electric
Transmission 6-speed 6-speed
Front Suspension 41 mm, Inverted 41 mm Rebound Adjustable Forks, Inverted
Front Travel 135 mm 135 mm
Rear Suspension Spring Pre-load and Rebound Adjustable Shock Spring Pre-load and Rebound Adjustable Shock
Rear Stroke 46 mm 42 mm
Front Brake Dual Disc, Ø 260 mm, w/ 4 Piston Calliper Dual Disc, Ø 260 mm, w/ 4 Piston Calliper
Rear Brake Disc, Ø 240 mm, w/ 2 Piston Calliper Disc, Ø 240 mm, w/ 2 Piston Calliper
Front Tire Pirelli Angel ST - 120/70-ZR17 110/70-17
Rear Tire Pirelli Angel ST - 160/60-ZR17 140/70-17
Overall Length 83.86 inches 83.7 inches
Overall Width 31.5 inches 31.5 inches
Overall Height 44.1 inches 44.5 inches
Seat Height 31.3 inches 31.3 inches
Wheelbase 55.51 inches 55.31 inches
Ground Clearance 6.9 inches 5.5 inches
Fuel Tank 4.2 gallons 4.2 gallons
Weight 408 pounds 404 pounds
Price (MSRP) USD 4,299 (INR 3.05 lakh) USD 3,999 (INR 2.84 lakh)

Note: Converted prices for representation only

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