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.
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.
Benelli 302R uses Wet Multiplate Clutch.
6 Speed Constant Mesh.
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
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 )