Benelli Tornado 302R, which was recently announced to launch in the coming month of July. The Indian arm of this legendary Italian outfit, DSK-Benelli has officially started accepting booking for this brand’s first full fairing motorcycle. Desirables can place their bookings from any of the DSK Benelli dealerships across the country. The token price to book this sports tourer has been fixed at Rs 30,000. However, the launch of the motorcycle is still in darkness but as the pre-booking has opened, the bike maker may deliver the motorcycle’s first unit to its potential buyers last in 6 weeks.
In India, the Benelli 302R is being rumoured to launch in January, April, May, then June and now in July, delaying from a long time. And, recently a surprising step has also been taken by DSK Benelli as it eliminated the flagship TNT 1130R and TNT 899 models from the Indian lineup. The poor sales of the mentioned models or they were not compliant with the new stringent BS-IV emission norms could be considered as a viable reason for their discontinuity.
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The Benelli Tornado 302R emergence in the Indian lineup could turn out as a plus for the brand here, as the segment has a good scope in future and riders also making their way towards these faster and more comfortable substitutes for large, single cylinder engines in India. At the powertrain, the Benelli Tornado 302R is equipped with a 300cc, twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine. The mill with fuel injection system is eligible to produce 35.5bhp of maximum power at 1000rpm and a peak torque of 27.4Nm at 9000rpm. While all the generated power will be sent to the rear wheel with the aids of a mated six-speed gearbox transmission.
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As company claims, the Benelli 302R weighs 180kgs which is quite heavier, even so, the fine placement of rider’s perch at 780mm will make it easy to handle even for the short height riders. At next generation equipment installments, we can only expect the advanced safety feature of ABS on this imminent.