Benelli Bikes‌ ‌to‌ ‌Choose‌ ‌||‌ Specifications,‌ ‌Features,‌ ‌And‌ ‌Summary

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  1. Benelli LEONCINO 500

Benelli Leoncino 500 is expected to launch in India in March 2021 in the expected price range of ₹ 5,00,000 to ₹ 5,20,000. Currently available bikes that are similar to Leoncino 500 are Harley-Davidson Street 750, Kawasaki Vulcan S & Kawasaki Z650.

Benelli Leoncino 500 Specifications

Benelli Leoncino 500 is powered by a 500 cc engine. This Leoncino 500 engine generates a power of 47.58 PS @ 8500 rpm and a torque of 46 Nm @ 6000 rpm. The claimed mileage of Leoncino 500 is 24.31 kmpl. Benelli Leoncino 500 gets Disc brakes in the front and rear. The kerb weight of Leoncino 500 is 207 Kg. Benelli Leoncino 500 has Tubeless Tyre and Alloy Wheels.

Benelli Leoncino 500 Features

The motor uses a 6-speed transmission. In terms of underpinnings, the Leoncino uses a 50mm front fork and a monoshock which features rebound and preload adjustability. Braking duties are handled by twin 320mm discs with radially-mounted calipers up front and a 260mm disc at the rear. The bike weighs in at 207kg kerb and features a seat height of 815mm. The Benelli Leoncino 500 doesn’t face any direct competition.

Benelli Leoncino 500 Variants

Benelli has launched the BS4 Leoncino 500 in India at Rs 4.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It was positioned as the most affordable 500cc neo-retro styled bike in the country. The bike features LED lights, a full-digital instrument console, dual-channel ABS as standard, and comfortable ergonomics. It was powered by a BS4-compliant 500cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that made 47.5PS at 8500rpm and 46Nm at 6000rpm. 

Benelli Leoncino 500 Summary

Engine500 CC
No of Cylinders2
Seat Height815 mm
ColorsSilver Red
Max Torque46 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Max Power47.58 PS @ 8500 rpm
Kerb Weight207 Kg
Emission TypeBS6

Pros And Cons of Benelli Leoncino 500

Pros of Benelli Leoncino 500Compact in size.

Quite nimble in city traffic.

Premium paint finish.
Cons of Benelli Leoncino 500LED headlight lacks illumination.

Exposed wires look untidy.
  1. Benelli TRK 502

Sources suggest Benelli will be launching the BS6-compliant TRK 502 range by the end of 2020. We believe it may receive a massive overhaul and command a substantial price hike.

Benelli TRK 502 Specifications

QJ Motors, Benelli’s sister brand, filed type-approval documents for a new 500cc adventure tourer named ‘SRT500’ in June. It is likely to be rebranded as the 2020-21 TRK 502 and sold in the global market including India. Expect the bike to be priced around Rs 5.50 to Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom). Recently, the production-ready version of the bike has been spotted. 

Benelli TRK 502 Features

The current-gen Benelli TRK 502 is available in two variants standard and ‘X’. The former is a road-biased version with alloy wheels while the latter is an off-road-centric version with spoked wheels and dual-purpose tyres. The newer model, on the other hand, is likely to be offered in three variants: a single road version and two off-road models with the only difference between the latter two being brakes. It also features laced spoked wheels which enable the use of tubeless tyres.

Benelli TRK 502 Variants

Powering the TRK 502 and the SRT500 is the same 500cc parallel-twin motor. However, QJ Motors has retuned the engine to extract 49PS instead of 47.5PS on the current-gen TRK 502. This also helps it comply with European A2 regulations. Expect the motor to comply with BS6-emission norms when launched in India.

Apart from these updates, the SRT looks identical to the current TRK. We believe Benelli could launch the 500cc ADV in India in 2021 for a price of around Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom).

Benelli TRK 502 Summary

Engine500 CC
No of Cylinders2
Seat Height800 mm
ColorsWhite, Red, Red Grey
Max Torque46 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Max Power47.58 PS @ 8500 rpm
Kerb Weight235 Kg
Emission TypeBS6

Pros And Cons of Benelli TRK 502

Pros of Benelli TRK 502Engine power

Aerodynamic protection

Cons of Benelli TRK 502Suspension setup

Side-stand scrapes
  1. Benelli 302R

Benelli has relaunched the 302R at Rs 3.7 lakh (ex-showroom India). The 302R is Rs 20,000 more expensive than the TNT 300 and competes with the Yamaha R3, the Kawasaki Ninja 300, and KTM RC390. Bookings for the bike are open across India for an amount of Rs. 10,000. The 302R also comes with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty as standard.

Benelli has unveiled the 2020 302R and this motorcycle could be the replacement for the BS4 302R. The 2020 motorcycle gets new livery and four new colours and an updated 300cc parallel-twin motor. It is expected to launch in India later this year.

Benelli 302R Specifications

Bookings for the DSK-Benelli 302R has commenced. The booking amount for the bike is Rs 30,000 and it is expected to be launched in India by the first week of July 2017. The 302R is the first full-faired offering from Benelli for India and was first showcased to the Indian audience at the 2016 Auto Expo. The bike is expected to be priced above Rs 4 lakh (on-road) and the launch of the 302R was delayed in India because the manufacturer decided to offer ABS as standard fitment on the bike. The Benelli 302R will compete against the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the Yamaha R3 in the Indian market.

Benelli 302R Features

302R sports is a stylish and modern design aimed at youngsters. It gets a sharp and sporty styling while the full fairing body will be appreciated by Indian bikers who have a soft spot for it. The bike, as per the company, is a better handler around corners due to the use of a newly designed trellis frame that is now lighter than before. Bolted on to the frame of the 302R is the same 300cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor that also does duty in the TNT 300.

Benelli 302R Variants

The motor is capable of developing 36PS of power at 12,000rpm and 27Nm of peak torque at 9,000rpm. The Italian bikemaker claims a top speed of over 170kmph for its faired motorcycle. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox. The bike comes with USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Stopping power is achieved from a dual-disc setup at the front and a single-disc unit at the rear. 

Benelli 302R Summary

Engine300 CC
No of Cylinders2
Seat Height785 mm
ColorsWhite, Green Black
Max Torque26.5 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Max Power38.79 PS @ 11500 rpm
Kerb Weight198 Kg
Emission TypeBS6

Pros And Cons of Benelli 302R

Pros of Benelli 302RGood looks

Good engine sound

Rev happy engine
Cons of Benelli 302RHigher weight

The high clutch effort required
  1. Benelli TNT 300

Benelli has relaunched the TNT 300 at Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom India). Dealers have started accepting bookings pan-India for a token amount of Rs 10,000 for the naked streetfighter. In India, the bike will compete with the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R. And in a first, Benelli is also offering a 5-year unlimited-kilometer warranty on the TNT 300.

Benelli TNT 300 Specifications

Benelli TNT 300 is powered by 300 cc engine. This TNT 300 engine generates a power of 38.26 PS @ 11500rpm and a torque of 26.5 Nm @ 10000 rpm. Benelli TNT 300 gets Disc brakes in the front and rear. The kerb weight of TNT 300 is 196 Kg. Benelli TNT 300 has Tubeless Tyre and Alloy Wheels.

Benelli TNT 300 Features

The front mudguard, the tank extensions, and the side mounted rear monoshock, in particular, give this 300 a distinctive presence. The TNT 300 also has other good looking cycle parts. Upside down forks finished in silver, twin petal-type rotors for brakes, and smart-looking 12-spoke wheels. Powering the bike is a 300cc engine with 37PS of power being generated from its twin-cylinder motor and will be pitched against the KTM 390 Duke and the Kawasaki Z250.

Benelli TNT 300 Variants

DSK-Benelli has updated the TN T300 with ABS technology. The Benelli TNT 300 ABS has been priced at Rs 3.29 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India) which is a hike of around Rs 20,000 over the standard model. The Benelli TNT 300 is the entry-level offering from the Italian manufacturer’s Indian portfolio. The Benelli TNT 300 is a streetfighter with a front bikini faring and neatly sculpted fuel tank. 

Benelli TNT 300 Summary

Engine300 CC
No of Cylinders2
Seat Height795 mm
ColoursWhite, Red, Green Black
Max Torque26.5 Nm @ 10000 rpm
Max Power38.26 PS @ 11500 rpm
Kerb Weight196 Kg
Emission TypeBS6

Pros And Cons of Benelli TNT 300

Pros of Benelli TNT 300Nice sounding.

Refined parallel-twin engine.

Smooth gearbox and good overall build quality.
Cons of Benelli TNT 300Handling.

Lack of ABS.
  1. Benelli TNT 600I

The 600cc sportbike class is amazingly popular. More and more, the naked style is preferred, and there is no naked machine more pure and visceral than Benelli’s TNT600i. The newly upgraded TNT600i is our most advanced 600-class effort ever.

Benelli TNT 600I Specifications

The TNT600i’s power comes from our most advanced engine, a liquid-cooled, double-overhead-camshaft inline-four with 6 speeds and 4-valve cylinder head technology that optimizes power and ride-ability. The chassis is similarly modern, with a hybrid frame of cast alloy and steel-tube trellis for lightweight and ideal rigidity.

Benelli TNT 600I Features

Suspension at both ends is leading-edge – with a 50mm inverted fork up front, and a single shock in back mated to an alloy swing arm. Braking is amazing, of course, with race-derived radial-mount calipers upfront. If you want a 600-class sportbike that stirs your soul, take a look at the TNT600i. It’s the 600 to have.

Benelli TNT 600I Variants

The TNT 600i’s frame is a hybrid combination of sculpted alloy casting and steel tubes done in a trellis design. The engine is used as a stressed member, which makes the frame lightweight and affluently rigid for class-leading handling.

Benelli TNT 600I Summary

Engine600 CC
No of Cylinders2
Gearbox6 Speeds
Mileage18 Kmpl
TypeInline 4 Cylinder, 4 Stroke, DOHC, Water-cooled, 16 valve
ColoursRosso, and Bianco
Max Torque54.6 Nm @ 10500 rpm
Max Power85.07 PS 
Kerb Weight231 Kg
Emission TypeBS6

Pros And Cons of Benelli TNT 600I

Pros of Benelli TNT 600IGets an attractive exhaust note.

The most affordable in-line four-cylinder bike
Cons of Benelli TNT 600IQuite a heavy bike

Gets a sluggish motor and heavy clutch.
  1. Benelli TRK502X

The Benelli TRK502X is the off-road version of the road-biased TRK 502. While both motorcycles share the same powerplant and majority of the cycle parts, the X packs a few additional features, thereby making it a more capable off-roader.

Benelli TRK502X Specifications

Built around a steel trellis frame, the TRK 502X sports a similar design language as the TRK 502. It receives the same beak-like front with a twin headlamp unit completed with a big windscreen on top. The motorcycle has a seat height of 840mm and ground clearance of 220mm which is 30mm more than the standard 502. The motorcycle comes sprung with 50mm inverted forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear with rebound and damping adjustment. 

Benelli TRK502X Features

To take on off-road duties, it features a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheel shod with Metzeler Tourance dual-purpose tyres. Braking is done by 320mm petal dual discs with floating calipers for the front and a 260mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the back.

Benelli TRK502X Variants

For motive force, the TRK 502X is powered by a 500cc parallel twin-cylinder DOHC unit that is rated to deliver 47bhp of max power at 8500rpm and 46Nm of peak torque at 6000rpm. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the TRK 502X features a slightly shorter final drive for better torque multiplication.

The TRK 502X carries a sticker price of Rs 5.4 lakhs ex-showroom, which is introductory. At that price, the motorcycle doesn’t face any direct competition. However, its closest rival is the SWM Superdual T sold in India.

Benelli TRK502X Summary

Engine500 CC
No of Cylinders2
Seat Height800 mm
ColoursWhite, Red, and Red Grey
Max Torque46 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Max Power47.58 PS @ 8500 rpm 
Kerb Weight235 Kg
Emission TypeBS6

Pros And Cons of Benelli TRK502X

Pros of Benelli TRK502XGets spoke wheels.

Stable at high speeds

Rides very well off-road
Cons of Benelli TRK502XPerformance is mediocre.

Limited service reach.
  1. Benelli IMPERIALE 400

Benelli has finally launched the BS6-compliant Imperiale 400 at a starting price of Rs 1,99,000, a premium of Rs 19,500 over the outgoing BS4 model. That’s a massive bump when you take into account the lack of features. Benelli has started accepting online bookings for the BS6 Imperiale 400 for a token amount of Rs 6,000. Deliveries for the first lot of bikes are expected to commence by August 2020.

Benelli IMPERIALE 400 Specifications

The Imperiale’s BS6-compliant 374cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine may put out the same power output as before — 21PS and 29Nm — but it’s unlikely to have any significant impact on the riding experience. The bike produces its peak power 500rpm higher than before and makes most of its torque 1000rpm earlier, at 3500rpm. The motor retains its 5-speed gearbox.

Benelli IMPERIALE 400 Features

The BS6 Benelli Imperiale 400 isn’t exactly packed with features, but it does come with a couple of nifty bits that add to the bike’s appeal. For instance, its twin-pod analogue-digital instrument console gets a neat digital fuel gauge positioned smack in between the two consoles. The console also features a gear position indicator which is considered a novelty in classic bikes.

Benelli IMPERIALE 400 Variants

There’s no change in design. The Imperiale sticks to its neo-retro styling with design cues from classic British motorcycles. You have a simple yet elegant front fender, a classic dome-shaped headlight that flows into a slender fuel tank with tank grips, and minimal graphics. Components like the turn indicators, rearview mirrors, and pillion grab handles are finished in chrome. The rear section is reminiscent of a Thunderbird but looks a bit disproportionate compared to the rest of the bike. A pair of spoked wheels complete the overall look of the bike.

Benelli IMPERIALE 400 Summary

Engine374 CC
No of Cylinders2
Gears5 Speed
Standard Warranty3 Years
Seat Height780 mm
ColoursRed, and Black Silver
Mileage33.49 Kmpl
Max Power21 PS @ 6000 rpm 
Kerb Weight205 Kg
Emission TypeBS6

Pros And Cons of Benelli IMPERIALE 400

Pros of Benelli IMPERIALE 400Gets modern-classic styling.

Accessible seat height

Good sales, service backup
Cons of Benelli IMPERIALE 400Misses out on tube-less tires

Gets analog instrument cluster

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