Benelli launched the classic looking Imperial 400 during the Sepang MotoGP weekend. Imperiale 400 is a reinterpretation of a historical model of the Benelli-MotoBi range produced in the 1950s. An authentic bike with essence of elegant, a modern and retro motorcycle.
Imperiale 400 comes with the new single-cylinder, four-stroke, aircooled engine with a single overhead camshaft timing system and electronic fuel injection offering maximum fuel economy in any riding conditions. Its maximum power is 20.4 hp (15.5 kW) at 5500 rpm, with torque of 28 Nm (2.95 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The engine is Euro 4 compliant.
Extremely easy to ride and handle, the Imperiale 400 has a compact and durable double cradle frame made of steel tubes and plates. The front suspension features a telescopic fork with legs having a 41mm diameter and 110 mm travel, while the rear has a swinging arm with double shock absorber and travel of 65 mm. The design of the exhaust and the chrome inserts accentuate the vintage style of this new Benelli motorcycle, reinforced by the round front headlight, clearly a typical retro – and the teardrop tank brings out the motorcycle’s true essence.
The Imperiale 400 comes with ABS, with the front a single 300 mm disc and two piston caliper, while the rear has a 240 mm disc with single piston caliper. The front suspension uses a telescopic fork with a range of 121 mm, while the rear has two absorbers with 55.5 mm of motion.
A 12-liter fuel tank, and weights at 197 kg.
The Benelli Imperiale 400 comes in three colors, black, red and gray and will be available in the market next February. The base version is price at RM15,888.00. (Price are before road tax and insurance)