Benelli India has announced the launch of the new Imperiale 400 in the Indian market at an ex-showroom (India) price tag of INR 1.69 lakh. The newly launched motorcycle will directly rival the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Jawa motorcycles.
Price comparison with rivals (dual-channel ABS versions only):
|Model||Benelli Imperiale 400||Royal Enfield Classic 350||Jawa Classic||Jawa Forty-Two|
|Ex-showroom Prices||INR 1.69 lakh||INR 1.54 lakh||INR 1.73 lakh||INR 1.64 lakh|
The bookings for the motorcycle are open, and potential buyers can reserve a unit of the Imperiale 400 for a token amount of INR 4,000 via the company’s website or by visiting a Benelli India Dealership. The Benelli Imperiale 400 is available in three colour options - Red, Silver and Black.
Benelli India is offering a 'three-Year/Unlimited Kilometre Warranty as Standard' on the Imperiale 400. Apart from this warranty, the Imperiale 400 also benefits from complimentary service for the first two-years. Benelli India has introduced an Annual Maintenance Contract for the Imperiale 400 to offer hassle-free customer experience. The Annual Maintenance Contract can be availed after the completion of the first two-years.
In terms of performance, the Imperiale 400 features a BS-IV compliant 373.5 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC engine with electronic fuel injection that pumps out a maximum power of 21 PS at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 29 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The engine is linked to a five-speed gearbox. The BS-VI compliant model should arrive in early 2019.
The Imperiale 400 is built around a double-cradle frame. The motorcycle uses 41 mm telescopic front forks and preload-adjustable dual rear suspension to perform the shock absorption tasks. Retro styling cues include round front headlight and teardrop fuel tank.
Anchoring department comprises a 300 mm disc at the front with a two-piston floating calliper and a 240 mm disc with single-piston calliper at the back. The braking setup is governed by a dual-channel ABS. The 19-inch front /18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels are wrapped in 110/90 and 130/80 section tubed tyres respectively.