The Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 is going to be the first Benelli to get a BS6 engine. We can confirm that this bike will be here before the April deadline and will come with mechanical changes. Benelli is planning on informing customers who will fall into the BS6 category after booking and also making sure that waiting periods do not increase with the coming of BS6 products. The Imperiale 400 is an affordable and good cruiser for everyday use and fun. You can check out our review and also read below what changes will come to the BS6 model.
What will change?
The Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 will continue to get the new fuel injected single-cylinder, SOHC four-stroke, air-cooled engine that makes a maximum power of 20bhp with peak torque of 29 Nm of torque. The only change here is going to be a new catalytic converter. We may see power drop but torque increase or remain the same. Apart from that nothing else in terms of features and stying will change. The bike will not get anything new except that Benelli could make sure that the bike gets new colors and some more variants. The bike is well set up for Indian roads and gets 41mm front forks, dual-channel ABS, spoked rims and 165mm ground clearance. The only drawback is the 12-litre fuel tank and the 205kg weight, which is less and too much respectively. Overall though, it is a really good motorcycle to consider for someone who is moving up from a commuter and wants something more touring-oriented and suitable for long road trips.
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Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 Price and competition
The price of the Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 will defiantly increase with BS6 norms and updating of the bike. The Benelli is currently priced at Rs 1.69 lakhs (ex-showroom) and that price should go up by 10% to 15%. This bike is also going to be exported to other countries with the Euro 5 updates. It will continue to be a major competitor to the Royal Enfield Classic 350 that is now BS6 compliant and the Jawa.