From the time we rode the pre-production version of the Benelli 302R in December a year ago, it has been quite a long wait. The motorcycle was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and shares its styling with its sibling TNT 300.Based on the trellis frame and is powered by a 300cc, in-line, two-cylinder, water-cooled, four-stroke engine.
With the launch of Benelli 302R, the DSK-Benelli India has expanded its product portfolio and the stylish new bike is priced at Rs 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom). However, the booking services for the Benelli Tornado 302R have already commenced at the company's 25 authorised dealerships across the country at a down-payment of Rs. 25,000.
The model is available across all DSK Benelli showrooms PAN India.
At the heart, the 302R gets the same power plant as the TNT 300. The 302R is mated to a six-speed gearbox and churns out 38.26 bhp of power at 11500 rpm, while generating 26.5 Nm torque at 10000 rpm. Although the company was initially scheduled to launch the bike in 2017, however, the introduction of the bike was postponed due to the new BS IV emission norms. Suspension duties are handled by an adjustable 41mm KYB inverted upside down front forks and a Hydraulic monoshock setup suspension at the rear. The Benelli 302R is expected to face competition from the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM RC 390. Check out more images of the new DSK Benelli 302 below and let us know your views about the motorcycle through the comments section.
Launched by DSK the Benelli 302R, comes loaded with anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard.