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Benelli 302R Launched

DSK Benelli has launched its new model for India viz 302R.  It shares the same engine as TNT 300 and has almost same numbers.

It has been launched in India knowing for the fact that Indians prefer faired bikes over naked ones.

The timing of the launch is an intersecting one as the main competitor Yamaha R3 is unavailable since April 2017.  The BS4 Variant of the R3 is expected later this year and might come out with a ABS as standard fitment.

Engine

The Benelli 302R comes with a 300 CC , Inline 2- Cylinder Engine with a output power of  38.26 BHP @11500 RPM, 26.5 NM Torque @ 10000.

 

Clutch Type

Benelli 302R uses Wet Multiplate Clutch.

 

Transmission

6 Speed Constant Mesh.

 

Chassis

Front Suspension  – 41 MM Inverted Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension     – Hydraulic Mono shock  Absorber

Front Brake  –  77 Sq. cm Hydraulic Double disc

Rear Brake  –    31.20 Sq. cm Hydraulic single Disc

Front Tyre – 110/70 R 17 , 54 H

Rear Tyre  –  150/60 R 17 , 66 H

 

Dimensions

L x W x H (mm) – 2150 x 745 x 1115

Ground clearance  – 150 mm

Kerb weight – 198 kg

Fuel tank capacity – 14 lt

 

USP of the Product

ABS standard , Metzeler Tyres , the sharp and sporty styling of the motorcycle.

 

Why should you buy it?

First comes safety, ABS standard is a welcome feature.

302R  comes with Metzeler M5 Sportec rubber tyres.

Better brakes compared to Ninja 300.

 

Why should you wait or reconsider?

Yamaha R3 prices are expected to fall by a little margin due to GST. We will have to wait and watch if the company can accommodate a standard ABS fitment with a few adjustments in its cost. So we can wait for a BS4  Model.

With 198 kgs kerb weight Benelli 302R is on a heavier side compared to Yamaha R3 (169 kgs ) and Ninja 300 (172 kgs )

 

 

 

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Sumeet Irkal

A petrohead eager to explore the world outside and the universe within. His love for engines started with his riding. His engines grew diverse so did his knowledge about them. Soon the passion for riding and understanding engines took over him and he started moving to places to learn more. Soon the love for two strokes was revived while restoring his fathers scooters and started long rides on his twenty five year old scooter. He went further and started add few of them to his collection. He writes travelogues and tries to find the utility of numbers to enrich the riding pattern and beautify the experience.

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