Benelli launches Classic 350 rivaling Imperiale 400 BS 6 at 1.99 lakh

Deliveries of the new Benelli Imperiale 400 BS 6 will start from 1st week of August.Benelli Imperiale 400 rivals the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 10 Jul 2020, 12:00 PM
Benelli Imperiale 400 BS 6
Benelli Imperiale 400 BS 6

Benelli on Thursday launched the eagerly-awaited BS 6-compliant Imperiale 400 BS 6 bike in India at 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom). In comparison to the previous BS 4-compliant model, the newly updated retro-classic offering is close to 30,000 more expensive. Customers can book the motorcycle by paying a token amount of 6,000 online at the company website or at the nearest Benelli dealership.

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Its deliveries will start from 1st week of August.

The bike was earlier slated to go on sale in India in April, but the coronavirus outbreak threw a wrench in its launch plans.

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Apart from a new BS 6-compliant engine, there is no other major change on the bike. Its fuel-injected 373.5 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled engine develops the same 21 PS at 6,000 rpm and 29 Nm at 3,500 rpm, as before. It is teamed-up with a 5-speed gearbox. In comparison to the previous BS 4 unit, the engine delivers the same output figures, the only difference is that the power and torque are now delivered at a different rpm range.

As far as cycle parts are concerned, the bike comes with 41 mm conventional telescopic forks and rear preload-adjustable dual springs. Its braking duties are handled by a front 300 mm disc and a rear 240 mm disc with single-piston caliper. These brakes work in conjunction with a dual-channel ABS. It will be available in three colour options - Silver, Red and Black.

Commenting on the launch of the new Benelli Imperiale 400 BS 6, Vikas Jhabhak, MD Benelli India, said "We are delighted to introduce the BS 6 Imperiale 400. The premium retro cruiser became more popular since the day it was launched and is a favourite among many classic bike fanatics. With the transitioning to BS 6 norms, we are confident about strengthening the Imperiale brand further, establishing Benelli's identity in the entry-level classic bike segment."

(Also Read: Upcoming Benelli TRK 800 spotted in China)

Benelli Imperiale 400 BS 6 is offered with a 3-Year, unlimited kilometres warranty as standard.

First Published Date: 09 Jul 2020, 01:11 PM IST
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