With the launch of TRK 502 Twins, Here is the list of Upcoming Benelli Bikes in India in 2019-2020
Just few days back, we got to see new arrivals in the form of Benelli TRK 502 and TRK 502X in India. The new adventure motorcycles are priced perfectly for the price sensitive Indian market. Benelli re-entered the Indian market after tying up with Mahavir Group. The Benelli will assemble its bikes in Medichal near Hyderabad in the state of Telangana.
Benelli has huge plans for India including full-fledged manufacturing of motorcycles in the near future. Here we present you with the list of upcoming Benelli Bikes in India in 2019-2020. Here we go…
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Benelli Imperiale 400
First in the list of Upcoming Benelli bikes in India in 2019-2020 is the retro-classic styled Imperiale 400. We feel this will be the next big launch from the stable of Benelli in India. Imperiale 400 is powered by an air-cooled, 373.5 cc single cylinder engine fed by a fuel injector. Power figures are 19 bhp @5500 rpm and 28 Nm @3500 rpm and not to write anything home about because Royal Enfield Classic 350 churns out 19.8 bhp from its 350 cc Engine.
Discs at both ends coupled with a dual-channel ABS takes care of the braking department. Pricing of the retro-classic motorcycle will be a crucial factor for the Indian market as this segment is completely dominated by Royal Enfield not to mention that Jawa too has entered the Indian market.
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Even if Benelli Imperiale 400 is priced at Rs 2 Lakh ex-showroom, which we think is highly unlikely, it will be difficult to fetch sales because obviously, people’s first choice is cheaper Royal Enfield. Royal Enfield also has robust sales and service network in India when compared to just 20-30 dealerships of Benelli.
Benelli Leoncino 500
Next in the list of upcoming Benelli bikes in India in 2019-2020 is Leoncino 500. The retro-Modern motorcycle will be powered by a parallel twin, 499 cc liquid-cooled engine. This is the same engine which does duty on TRK 502 and TRK 502X adventurer tourer bikes. The powerplant pumps out 47 bhp and 46 Nm torque which is pretty good for a motorcycle with 170 Kg dry weight.
The front suspension is a fat 50 mm USD forks and a Lateral Shock Absorber with Spring preload adjuster takes care of the rear suspension duties. Front and the rear tyres will be 110/80-ZR17 and 150/70-ZR17 respectively. In terms of the braking department, twin discs of 320 mm diameter with 4-piston caliper and 260 mm disc with two-piston caliper are on duty. A Dual-Channel ABS is equipped as standard. Fuel Tank capacity is 15 Liters.
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If we consider the price of TRK 502 adventure-tourer, which is Rs 5 Lakh ex-showroom, we feel that Leoncino 500 will carry a much lower price tag. The 500 cc motorcycle will carry a responsible price tag of around Rs 4.2 Lakh to Rs 4.5 Lakh ex-showroom.
Benelli Leoncino 500 Trail
The list of Upcoming Benelli Bikes in India continues with Leoncino 500 Trail. Leoncino translates to lion cub in the Italian language. This motorcycle is a tribute to the brand’s origin in Italy. Its retro-modern aesthetic is something that will make it a unique offering in the 500cc segment and Benelli India is betting big on its success in our market. The Trail basically is a Scrambler styled motorcycle and gets a set of updates over the standard Leoncino 500 to increase its off-road prowess.
The bike comes with a 19-inch front rim, the rear wheel remains a 17-inch unit, and dual-purpose tyres slapped to them. Wire-spoked aluminum alloy wheel rims replace the 12-spoke alloy wheels of the standard Leoncino. Wire Spokes will allow the bike to absorbs shocks more efficiently. Mechanically Trail 500 derives power from the same 500 cc parallel twin engine. The Leoncino 500 Trail comes with a 185mm ground clearance, as well as 135mm and 138mm of the front and rear suspension travel, respectively.
Speaking about the price, Leoncino 500 Trail will be priced at a premium over the standard variant. We can expect an ex-showroom price of Rs 4.7 Lakh to Rs 5 Lakh.
Benelli 502C – Urban Cruiser
The Benelli 502C is a motorcycle which gets its inspiration from the bike from Hell, The Ducati Daviel. It will be based on the Leoncino 500 and is described as an Urban Cruiser by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Similar to the Leoncino and the recently launched TRK ADV motorcycles, the Benelli 502C will derive its propulsion power from 499 cc parallel twin, four-stroke, liquid cooled FI engine with 4-valves per cylinder controlled by DOHC. The engine churns out 47 bhp @8,500 rpm and 46 Nm twisting force @5,000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Benelli 502C will come with a Trellis frame suspended by 41 mm USD fork with 125mm travel and a centrally placed monoshock with pre-load adjustment and travel of just 50mm. Furthermore, the motorcycle makes use of double semi-floating 260 mm diameter disc at front and a 240 mm disc at the rear.
We expect the 502C to carry a price tag of rs 5.5 lakh ex-showroom in the country.
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Last in the list is a motorcycle which is inspired by the mad Ducati Monster, The Benelli 752 S. The street fighter gets a muscular tank, a twin projector headlamp, single piece seat, and an exposed trellis frame. 752S is powered by a 750 cc twin cylinder liquid-cooled engine. The powerplant churns out a healthy 77 bhp and 67 Nm along with a sweet howl. Dual channel ABS will come as standard fitment
We expect 752 S to be priced around Rs 6 Lakh to Rs 6.5 Lakh ex-showroom.
Believe it or not, Indian Two-Wheeler market is the most diverse market in the whole World. There is a highly fuel-efficient 100 cc motorcycle to the most powerful Kawasaki H2R on sale in the country. Plus, we have a lot of people who buy anything which is kept on sale. Things get ugly when a product is not priced aggressively, and Yamaha R3 is a classic example of it. R3 which is priced just Rs 50,000 more than Ninja 300, register single-digit units per month whereas Ninja sells 200+ units per month.
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