Benelli Imperiale 400

Benelli Imperiale 400

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Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 2,35,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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Our take on this /// Verdict

Benelli Imperiale 400 is a good cruiser bike in this segment. The best part is it has no vibrations, it's a heavy bike, With the distribution of weight you will never feel it. The road presence, Engine refinement, Build quality, Ruggedness suspension, and Retro look is all plus point. Be it a long ride, or ride in city traffic, they are very comfortable in terms of seating position and suspension. It's reliable.

Price

2023 Benelli Imperiale 400 price is Rs 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom)in India. Available in Red, Black, and Silver colors.

2024 Benelli Imperiale 400 on road price is Rs 2.70 lakh in Delhi, Rs 2.80 lakh in Mumbai, Rs 2.74 lakh in Kolkata and Rs 2.77 lakh in Chennai. The prices mentioned here are approximate and we suggest you contact your nearest Benelli dealership to get the exact on-road price quote in your city.
Latest Updates
Thursday, 07 September 2023 07:18 AM

Benelli India has revised the prices of its motorcycles in our market and this revision affects the company’s retro-style Imperiale 400. With the newest price hike, this Royal Enfield Classic 350-rival is now available at Rs 2,35,000 (ex-showroom, India), an increase of Rs 21,000 over the previous ex-showroom price tag.

Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2024 Benelli Imperiale 400
Availability Status in India Available
2-Wheeler Type Cruiser
Latest Price in India 2024 Benelli Imperiale 400 price is Rs 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Red, Black, Silver
Official Tagline Live Your Freedom
On Road Price 2024 Benelli Imperiale 400 on road price is Rs 2.70 lakh in Delhi, Rs 2.80 lakh in Mumbai, Rs 2.74 lakh in Kolkata and Rs 2.77 lakh in Chennai. The prices mentioned here are approximate and we suggest you contact your nearest Benelli dealership to get the exact on-road price quote in your city.
MAXABOUT RATING AND OVERVIEW
Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
ENGINE AND GEARBOX
Engine Details 374cc, Air-Cooled, 4-Valves, Single Cylinder, SOHC
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling Air Cooled
Engine cc (Displacement) 374 cc
Maximum Power 21 HP @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque 29 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Norms BS6-Compliant
Ignition ECU – DELPHI MT05
Lubrication Forced Lubrication With Wet Sump
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Bore 72.7 mm
Stroke 90.0 mm
Spark Plug Model Type NGK BR7ES
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Multidisc Wet Clutch
Final Drive Chain
MILEAGE AND TOP SPEED
Mileage Benelli Imperiale 400 mileage is 31.25 kmpl (company-certified).
Performance In terms of performance, the 400cc cruiser motorcycle can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in around 14 seconds.
Top Speed Benelli Imperiale 400 top speed is 120 kmph (real top speed figure).
BRAKES AND TYRES
Front Brake 300mm Single Disc with 2 Piston Floating Calliper
Rear Brake 240mm Single Disc with Single Piston Floating Calliper
ABS 2-Channel ABS
Front Tyre 100/90-19
Rear Tyre 130/80-18
Front Wheel 19-inch
Rear Wheel 18-inch
Wheel Type Spoke Wheels
PERFORMANCE FIGURES
0-100 kmph 14 secs
KEY FEATURES AND COMPETITORS
Braking System 2-Channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Key Features Retro Looks, Dual-Pod Analogue Console with Small Digital Display, Attractive Shades, Comfortable for Long Rides, Quick Acceleration
Similar Bikes Royal Enfield Classic 350, Bajaj Dominar 400, Jawa Classic 300, Jawa 42, Honda H'ness CB350, Harley-Davidson X440
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension 41mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Pre-load Adjustable Dual Rear Shock Absorbers
Frame (Chassis) Double Cradle with Steel Tubes and Plates
Exhaust/Muffler Catalytic Converter and Oxygen Sensors
Front Wheel Travel 110 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 65 mm
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Length 2170 mm
Overall Width 820 mm
Overall Height 1120 mm
Seat Height 780 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Wheelbase 1440 mm
Kerb Weight 205 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
BATTERY AND LIGHTING
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 8Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light Halogen
Tail Light Halogen
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
COMFORT FEATURES
Pillion Grabrail
Pillion Footrest
Electric Start
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Miscellaneous Information
Emission (Co2) 70 g/km
Ex Showroom Price vs On Road Price Ex-Showroom Price is the Manufacturing Cost of the vehicle + Dealer/Seller Profit + GST (Goods and Service Tax) + Transportation Charges (from the manufacturing plant to the dealership). On the other hand, the On-Road Price is the actual cost you pay to the dealership to make the vehicle legal to run on the roads. It includes Ex-Showroom Price in your city + RTO Charges (Vehicle Registration) + One Time Road Tax + Insurance Charges + 1% TDS. The On-Road Price also includes some optional things like if you opt for Genuine Accessories and Extended Warranty while buying a vehicle. Please note that the On-Road Price varies a lot across different states in India due to different percentage for the State Registration Charges.

Latest Benelli Imperiale News

Recently Added News
Benelli Imperiale 400 Now Available with INR 4,999 EMI
Benelli Imperiale 400 Now Available with INR 4,999 EMI
Saturday, 26 September 2020 0:00 AM
Benelli Imperiale 400 Registers 4000 Bookings in India
Benelli Imperiale 400 Registers 4000 Bookings in India
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 0:00 AM
2 New Variants of Benelli Imperiale 400 in the Making
2 New Variants of Benelli Imperiale 400 in the Making
Thursday, 31 October 2019 0:00 AM
India-Spec Benelli Imperiale 400 Specifications Revealed
India-Spec Benelli Imperiale 400 Specifications Revealed
Saturday, 28 September 2019 0:00 AM

Benelli Imperiale 400 Review

08 Nov, 2023 01:13 PM

Detailed Review by Maxabout Team

Overview

The Imperiale 400 is a Benelli with a classic flavour. The Imperiale 400 is a reimagining of the historic Benelli-MotoBi range from the 1950s. With its retro-classic charm and relaxed ergonomics, the Imperiale 400 allows you to relax and enjoy the ride, while the engine produces power in a linear and refined manner. Break those stereotypes and live your freedom as the Imperiale redefines your path and allows your passion to leave its imprint on its memories.

We Indians have always been fascinated by the concept of modern-classic motorcycles. It is clear from the success of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 over the years, as well as the revival of Jawa Motorcycles. As a result of the allure of the segment, Benelli launched the Imperiale 400 in India last year. In BS4 form, the motorcycle became one of the best-selling Benellis in India. It was then unquestionably launched as Benelli's first BS6 offering in the country earlier this year.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Design and Style

The new Benelli Imperiale 400 may not be to everyone's taste, but it is a good-looking retro motorcycle in person. The Imperiale 400 gets a round-shaped halogen headlamp with subtle chrome accents all around it upfront. The rear view mirrors are also chrome-embellished, as are the chrome surrounds around the turn indicators. Moving to the side profile, one can see how long this motorcycle is. The Imperiale 400 is a long motorcycle, but it does not appear disproportionate. The fuel tank of the motorcycle is painted in a single colour. The blacked-out elements, on the other hand, add a contrasting appeal to this retro cruiser.

2024 Benelli Imperiale 400 features split seats and subtle chrome accents on the body and exhaust muffler. The motorcycle has a round tail lamp and round turn indicators at the back. The updated Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 is available in three colour options. The new Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 is a classic Italian beauty. While it lacks some modern-day gimmicks that would have made it even better, such as an LED headlamp or LED DRLs, it is a true retro-classic machine.

The new Benelli Imperiale 400 has a length of 2170 mm, a width of 820 mm, and a height of 1120 mm. The 1440 mm wheelbase of this retro motorcycle makes it one of the longest in its class. That contributes to the motorcycle's high stability on the highways, but it becomes quite problematic when making U-turns because it takes up a lot of space. The Imperiale 400 is also quite heavy, weighing 205 kgs and having a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres. It has a seat height of only 780 mm, so even short riders can ride it comfortably. The Benelli Imperiale 400 has a 165 mm ground clearance, so be cautious on high-speed breakers.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Engine and Gearbox

2024 Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by a 374cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that meets BS6 standards. At 6000 RPM, this BS6 motor produces 21 HP of maximum power and 29 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission equipped with a Multi Disk wet clutch system. The Imperiale 400 has more power and torque than the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The Imperiale 400 feels faster in real-world performance than the Classic 350. This new retro classic motorcycle has a good low-end, mid-range, and top-end performance.

The All-new Benelli Imperiale 400 is a large motorcycle that can easily reach triple-digit speeds. However, it feels most comfortable and effortless to ride at highway speeds ranging from 70 to 90 km/h. The engine of the Benelli Imperiale 400 is very refined and very fuel-efficient, and one can hardly feel any vibrations while riding at lower RPMs. Only when you completely twist the throttle does the motorcycle begin to vibrate.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Suspension, Brakes and Tyres

2024 Benelli Imperiale 400 is built on a steel tube and plate double cradle. The motorcycle's suspension is handled by 41mm telescopic forks in the front and preload-adjustable gas-charged shock absorbers in the rear. The Benelli Imperiale 400 has a smooth ride. The suspension is soft, and it feels comfortable even on rough patches of road. A 300mm disc brake at the front and a 240mm disc brake at the rear handle braking duties on the motorcycle. As an added safety feature, the new Benelli Imperiale 400 comes standard with dual-channel ABS. The Benelli Imperiale 400 is equipped with 19-inch front and 18-inch rear tyres. The motorcycle's front tyre is a 100/90 section 19-inch unit, while the rear tyre is a 130/80 section 18-inch unit. It has spoke wheels, so the tyres aren't tubeless.

Instrument Console of Benelli Imperiale 400

Latest Model of Benelli Imperiale 400 features an analogue instrument cluster with a MID (multi-information display) in the middle that displays a wealth of information, including a gear position indicator. The Benelli Imperiale 400 is the only motorcycle in its class with an analogue tachometer.

Key Features of Benelli Imperiale 400

The BS6-compliant Imperiale 400, like the BS4 version, maintains its retro aesthetic while lacking in features. So you get a standard headlamp, tail lamp, turn signal lighting, dual-channel ABS, a hazard lamp, and a twin-pod instrument cluster.

Top Speed and Mileage of Benelli Imperiale 400

The top speed of the new Benelli Imperiale 400 is 120 km/h, and the retro bike gets around 30 to 40 km/l of mileage in real-world riding conditions, which is quite good. The 400cc cruiser motorcycle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in approximately 14 seconds.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Colour Options

Benelli offers the new Imperiale 400 in three colour options: Red, Silver and Black.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Competitors

BMW R NineT Scrambler, Honda H’ness CB350, Honda CB350 RS, JAWA Forty-Two, JAWA Perak, Kawasaki Z650 RS, Royal Enfield Bullet 350, Royal Enfield Hunter 350, Royal Enfield Meteor 350, and 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 are the top competitors for the new Benelli Imperiale 400.

Conclusion

To cut to the chase, the BS6 update for the new Benelli Imperiale 400 hasn't changed much other than making it slightly more refined. The Imperiale 400 is still more expensive than the dual-channel ABS variants of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa. The extra money for the Imperiale 400 gets you a well-built motorcycle with an engaging ride experience. And a beautiful sounding exhaust notes that fully justify its modern-classic charm, with the exception of flaws such as the stiff suspension and lacklustre braking feel.

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Goldraj Samuel Dhinakaran
4 years ago

Front end looks as like TVS XL..... headlight and indicator style has to changed.....

Sumit Saini
6 years ago

Very skeptical about the success of this bike as specs are somewhere near to RE 350 but price is 1 Lakh +


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