2021 Benelli 302R Front
The front profile has been reworked

The unveil of the 2021 model year Benelli 302R with a raft of updates and much less weight has taken place for Asian markets.

For 2021, Benelli has given the entry-level supersport motorcycle a revised design. Now, the bike has a vertically positioned projector headlight unit with LED DRLs on either side, new aero channels on the fairing and at the rear.

Benelli has left the side panels and the fuel tank untouched, despite revising both the front and rear sections of the motorcycle.

Impressively, the bike manufacturer has shaved off 22 kg of the motorcycle’s weight and has also fitted it with 41 mm USD front forks with pre-load adjustability.

Also, the 2021 Benelli 302R unveil saw the introduction of a digital instrument cluster on the motorcycle. It does not, however, come with Bluetooth connectivity. In addition, the motorcycle also gets backlit switchgear.

Power comes from a 300cc parallel-twin motor that now makes a maximum of 35.35 PS at 11,000 RPM and 27 Nm of peak torque at 9000 RPM. Yup, the power and torque figures have seen a reduction, but due to the reduced weight, the bike should feel as if it has the same grunt as the pre-facelift model.

Braking hardware has seen a change for 2021, as petal discs have made way for conventional rotors. But, the configuration remains the same.

Expected to be launched in India by the end of the year, the 2021 Benelli 302R should cost well above Rs. 3 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Instrument Cluster
It sports a full digital cluster and backlit switchgear
New aero channels have been added to the bike
The tail section has also been worked upon for the 2021 update
2021 Benelli 302R Unveil
Expect the bike to come to India and it should cost over Rs. 3 lakhs