Benelli has launched the BS-6 version of the Imperiale 400 priced at Rs. 1.99 Lakh ex showroom. The BS-6 version of the classic retro styled Benelli is around Rs.30,000 higher than the BS-4 version. Buyers can book the BS-6 Imperiale 400 by paying a token amount of Rs.6000 online or at any of the Benelli dealerships across India.
This BS-6 version of the Benelli Imperiale 400 was earlier stated to go on sale in April but got delayed due to the Covid lockdown. Apart from the BS-6 compliance there is no changes cosmetically to the Imperiale 400. The motorcycle is powered by a fuel-injected 373.5 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that develops the same 21 PS at 6,000 rpm and 29 Nm at 3,500 rpm, as before. It is mated with a 5-speed gearbox. In comparison to the previous BS 4 unit, the engine delivers the same output figures, the only difference is that the power and torque are now delivered at a different rpm range.
Other technical features remain unchanged, the motorcycle comes with 41 mm conventional telescopic forks and rear preload-adjustable dual springs. The motorcycle also comes with front 300 mm disc and a rear 240 mm disc brakes with single-piston caliper. These brakes work in conjunction with a dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle is available in three colour options – Silver, Red and Black.
Commenting on the launch of the new Benelli Imperiale 400 BS 6, Vikas Jhabhak, MD Benelli India, said “We are delighted to introduce the BS 6 Imperiale 400. The premium retro cruiser became more popular since the day it was launched and is a favourite among many classic bike fanatics. With the transitioning to BS 6 norms, we are confident about strengthening the Imperiale brand further, establishing Benelli’s identity in the entry-level classic bike segment.”