Benelli Imperiale 400 Preview
DSK Benelli will launch the all-new Benelli Imperiale 400 in India by 2018. Powered by a 373.5 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that makes just over 19 bhp at 5500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Benelli Imperiale 400 is a retro-styled motorcycle which will compete in the segment dominated by Royal Enfield in India. The bike uses a double cradle steel tube chassis and uses telescopic forks up front and dual shocks at the rear. Braking is handled by disk brakes at the front and rear, with standard dual-channel ABS. Expect the bike to be priced around Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom). Pricing will be key to the Imperiale 400's success in India, in a hot segment dominated by Royal Enfield.