In addition to the launch of the Leoncino and TRK 502, Benelli has also planned to launch a 400cc bike that will rival the KTM Duke 390.
While DSK Benelli recently launched the 302R entry-level full-faired sports bike in India, priced at Rs. 3.48 lakhs (ex-showroom), it also has a slew of new launches planned for the near future.
While we are aware that the Leoncino and TRK 502 are being readied for the Indian market, a top executive at DSK Benelli also revealed that they are working on a 300-400cc street-fighter with a single-cylinder engine. Benelli also tells that this motorcycle will debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The upcoming 300-400cc motorcycle is being specifically developed for the Indian market and will receive inputs from DSK’s R&D department. The motorcycle will be manufactured in India and is currently under the homologation and certification process. There are speculations that this new 300-400cc street-fighter could borrow design cues from the TNT 750 GS and could feature a trellis frame from the 302R.
However it’s too early to comment about this motorcycle, meanwhile, Benelli is targeting the KTM Duke 390 with this upcoming 300-400cc motorcycle. Prices for this upcoming bike can be expected to be in the vicinity of Rs. 2.4 – Rs. 2.8 lakhs (ex-showroom). It remains to be seen how Benelli will position and price this upcoming 300-400cc street-fighter while it already has an entry level single-cylinder 250cc offering in the form of the TNT 25.
Benelli 400cc Bike
– DSK Benelli will launch a new 300-400cc motorcycle in 2018
– The motorcycle is being developed to compete against the Duke 390
– The upcoming 300-400cc bike will debut at the 2018 Auto Expo
– This 400cc motorcycle will be manufactured in India with components sourced domestically
Source – CarandBike.com