Benelli Imperiale 400, a retro classic motorcycle with modern updates

Benelli India has announced the launch of the Imperiale 400 this month, i.e. October that will compete with the popular Royal Enfield Classic 350.

The Imperial 400 is a reinterpretation of the historic Benelli-MotoBi series of the 1950s. It looks like a classic retro motorcycle with modern updates. The roadster model has circular headlamps and indicator lamps, the twin-pod instrument cluster, the teardrop-shaped fuel tank, the rubber grip on either side of the tank, the split seat, and chrome mudguards to maintain retro styling.

The rear view mirrors provides a more classic look.
The rearview mirrors provide a more classic look.

Besides, the rearview mirrors are intended to provide a more classic look. The Imperiale 400 gets wire-spoked rims, and its tires are tubed – not tubeless.

The front of the bike has 41mm telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Dual-Channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) has been added to the Imperiale 400 to make braking more efficient.

Imperiale 400 has single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled SOHC engine
Imperiale 400 has single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled SOHC engine

If we talk about its powertrain, the motorcycle has a single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine of 373.5cc paired with a five-speed gearbox. This engine generates power of 21PS at 5500rpm, with a torque output of 29Nm at 4500rpm.

The Imperiale 400 is built on a double-clad steel tube frame. The spoked rims have different diameters: 19″ on the front, 18″ at the rear, offering better control to tackle tricky situations. The overall Imperiale 400 weighs about 205 kg and has a petrol tank capacity of 12 liters.

The effective and balanced braking system of the Imperiale 400
The effective and balanced braking system of the Imperiale 400

It is expected that the company can launch this bike at an ex-showroom price of around 2 lakh rupees. In India, the company will launch this bike in three colors: Red, Black, and Chrome.

Benelli has also started accepting online and offline bookings for the new Benelli cruiser. You can book Imperial 400 for Rs 4000 through Benelli’s website or through dealerships. Deliveries Start from Diwali.


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