The Benelli Tornado 302 was displayed at the Auto Expo 2016.
Update: DSK Benelli has officially confirmed that the company will be launching the Benelli Tornado 302 in India next month (July 2017). The bike will be competing against the Yamaha R3 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.
Original Article: DSK Benelli has started accepting bookings of the Benelli Tornado 302. As per a dealership, the token amount is INR 25,000 and is fully refundable. An official word from the company is awaited.
Dealers we spoke to added that the bike will be on display from June 10 and test rides begin around the same time. Deliveries of the Benelli Tornado 302 will begin in July 2017. It was reported earlier that the motorcycle had already received the necessary clearances from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India).
The Benelli Tornado 302 is anchored on a 41 mm upside down fork up front and a monoshock in the rear with adjustable preload. Brakes include 260 mm dual discs in the front with a four piston caliper and a 240 mm unit in the rear with single piston caliper. ABS is expected to be optional. The European trim Euro 4 compliant bike tips the scales at 190 kg (up by 10 kg).
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Powering the Benelli Tornado 302 is a 300 cc liquid-cooled, in-line twin cylinder mill coupled to 6-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 38 PS of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 27.4 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm (European spec).
We expect the Benelli Tornado 302 with an on-road Delhi price of about INR 4 lakhs.