Italian bike manufacturer Benelli is coming with it’s Imperiale 400 cruiser bike. Which is specifically designed to compete with Royal Enfield 350cc and the Jawa motorcycles. Benelli officials feel that Indian buyers don’t have lot of options in 300cc to 350cc segment. So they are expecting Imperiale 400 a big hit in the market. Benelli Imperiale 400 to be priced in India under 2 lakh to get a competitive lead.
Imperiale 400 will get it’s power from 373.5cc single cylinder engine capable of churning 20HP of power and 28NM of torque. This engine paired with a 5 speed gearbox. We will get to see 19 inch spoke wheels and tubeless tyres. Suspension duties are performed by telescopic front and rear dual spring suspension at the rear. While for braking Imperiale 400 gets front and rear disc brakes along with dual channel ABS. The cruiser has a kerb weight of 200kg and 12 litres of fuel tank.
After Imperiale 400 benelli is planning to launch smaller version of it’s TRK and Leoncino bikes. Imperiale 400 is seventh product from Benelli in India after partnership with Mahavir group. In cruiser bike segment Royal Enfield is biggest concern for Imperiale 400. As this company is well known for it’s legacy and has very strong holding in this segment from decade.