Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa 42

Benelli Imperiale 400 Price starts at Rs. 2.35 Lakh which is Rs. 36,858 costlier than base model of Jawa 42 priced at Rs. 1.98 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Benelli Imperiale 400 is 36.65 kmpl whereas the mileage of Jawa 42 is 33 kmpl. In technical specifications, Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by 374 cc engine , while Jawa 42 is powered by 293 cc engine. Benelli Imperiale 400 is available in 3 different colours while Jawa 42 comes with 8 colours. The Comparison Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa 42 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa Motorcycles 42

Key Highlights Benelli Imperiale 400 SilverJawa Motorcycles 42 Single Tone
Engine Type Single-cylinder, Air-cooled, 4-valves/cylinder, SOHC Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Max Power 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 27.32 PS

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa Motorcycles 42 Key Highlights

Basic Info Benelli Imperiale 400 SilverJawa Motorcycles 42 Single Tone
Rating
70 reviews
124 reviews
Brand Name Benelli Jawa Motorcycles
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.35 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.98 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single-cylinder, Air-cooled, 4-valves/cylinder, SOHC Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Max Power 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 27.32 PS
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Benelli Imperiale 400 Colors
Jawa Motorcycles 42 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
EMI
Rs. 6,434 @ 6% (36 months)
Rs. 5,708 @ 9.45% (36 months)
Insurance Rs. 21,526 Imperiale 400 Insurance Rs. 12,873 42 Insurance
Brochure N/A N/A

Engine Type
Single-cylinder, Air-cooled, 4-valves/cylinder, SOHC
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement
374 cc
293 cc
Max Power
21 PS @ 6000 rpm
27.32 PS
Max Torque
29 Nm @ 3500 rpm
26.84 Nm
Emission Type
bs6-2.0
bs6-2.0
Bore
72.7 mm
76 mm
Stroke
90 mm
65 mm
No Of Cylinders
1
1
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
ECU – DELPHI MT05
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Compression Ratio
8.5:1
11:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Quarter Mile
18.70s @ 109.84kmph
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Braking (60-0 kmph)
20.41m
...
Braking (80-0 kmph)
37.29m
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Mileage (City)
33.49 kmpl
...
Mileage (Highway)
36.65 kmpl
...
Mileage (Overall)
...
33 kmpl
Top Speed
115 kmph
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Tyre Size
Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-18
Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17
Wheel Size
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tube
Tube
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Spoke
Spoke

Seat height
780 mm
765 mm
Length*Width*Height
2170*820*1120 mm3
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Wheelbase
1440 mm
1369 mm
Length
2170 mm
...
Ground Clearance
165 mm
...
Height
1120 mm
...
Width
820 mm
...
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
14 Liters
Kerb Weight
205 Kg
172 Kg
Tail Light
Bulb
Bulb
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
280 mm

Additional Features
...
Twin Exhaust
Headlight
Halogen
Halogen
Charging at Home
Charging at Charging Station
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb

ABS
Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Starting
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Split
Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Tachometer
Analogue
...
Trip Meter
Analogue
...
Low Battery Indicator
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Air Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Odometer
Analogue
Digital

Standard Warranty (Years)
3
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Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Benelli Imperiale 400

  • Refined engine with oodles of bottom-end torque
  • comfortable riding posture
  • big bike feel
  • gear position indicator and digital fuel gauge.

Benelli Imperiale 400

  • An expensive proposition
  • wooden brakes that lack bite and feel
  • odd position of the footpegs tend to hit your shins while moving the bike around.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. I am really confused between Benelli 400, Royal Enfield classic 350 and Jawa standard, please suggest?
  • Selecting the right bike would depend on certain factors such as your budget, preference of the segment, performance figures, features required, etc. The 2021 Classic 350 is an all-new bike! Everything from the motor and frame to the underpinnings and ergonomics has been reworked. Coming to the bike’s hardware, the new Classic uses a new fatter 41mm telescopic fork up front and a twin shock setup at the rear. Even the brakes have been updated to Bybre units at both ends which clamp on to a 300mm front and a 270mm rear disc brake. Moving onto the ergonomics, the Classic 350 features a new rider and pillion seat with thicker cushioning which improves ride comfort. The handlebar sits taller, offering an upright riding posture. Coming to the styling, the bike looks pretty similar to the outgoing model, however, it's been cleverly redesigned. On the other hand, the Benelli Imperiale 400 is a wholesome package that offers a vibe-free motor full of character. Its comfortable riding posture and well-balanced suspension setup add to its riding experience. Having said that, the recent price hike due to the BS6 update has made the Imperiale 400 a rather expensive proposition. Whereas, the Jawa uses a short-stroke, performance-oriented engine with a 6-speed transmission. Sure it’s fast, but it lacks the retro laidback charm of an under the square engine, something we think is crucial for a buyer in this segment. The 293cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine generates 26.51PS of power and 27.05Nm of torque on the Jawa. Moreover, we would suggest you take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
Q. I have done the the test ride today in Benelli 400 now i am thinking to go with Benelli 400 or RE 350 Classic? i feel good and comfort in Benelli test ride.. for my daily use Benelli is good? please reply Benelli is a Chiness company make? Any service or parts availability issues in future? how you feel?
  • Benelli Imperiale 400 is a wholesome package that offers a vibe-free motor full of character. Its comfortable riding posture and well-balanced suspension setup add to its riding experience. The bike could prove to be great companion for your daily runs. Benelli initially originated in Italy which is fully owned by China based Qianjiang Group currently. Moreover, the availability of spare parts and after sales service would depend on the availability of service centers in your city. You may check out the Benelli Imperiale 400 Road Test for more details.
Q. Which is better Royal Enfield Classic 350 signals or Benelli Imperiale 400?
  • I have a 2019 RE Classic 350 (not the Signals edition), as well as a Benelli Imperiale 400 which was delivered to me on February 1, 2020. I use both the motorcycles on alternate days. I find that using the RE is easier in city traffic because of its low weight, right turning radius and revving engine. For long rides on open stretches of the highway, the Benelli outshines the RE because of it’s smooth engine, vibration free operation at higher speeds and stability due to it’s heavy weight. The Benelli is difficult to get in and out of right parking spots because of it’s larger dimensions and heavier weight. You have to consider the environment in which you are going to primarily ride before making a decision. In my opinion, both are excellent motorcycles.
  • I have used the Royal Enfield Electra 350 for around 6 years which is quite similar to the Classic 350 except for the heavier engine crank. I feel the RE has an edge over the Imperiale 400 in city traffic due to the smaller turning radius and lesser body weight. It may also offer better mileage. I consider the Imperiale 400 as much superior on many other counts.
  • No doubt, imperial 400,only issue is service cost and service centres, but if you wait, you can get new RE which will be on new chassis and new engine without vibrations
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Benelli Imperiale 400 Vs Jawa Motorcycles 42 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa Motorcycles 42?

The Jawa 42 is cheaper than Benelli Imperiale 400 by Rs. 36,858.

Which bike offers better performance Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa Motorcycles 42?

For the Silver version, 374 cc Petrol engine of Imperiale 400 produces 21 PS @ 6000 rpm of power and 29 Nm @ 3500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Single Tone version, 293 cc Petrol engine of 42 produces 27.32 PS of power and 26.84 Nm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Benelli Imperiale 400
  • Jawa 42
  • Imperiale 400
    superb in style and every way 

    True to its name, the classic Benelli Imperiale 400 offers a thrilling riding journey to the owners. It provides an impressive fusion of good performance and functionality for all. I admire its powerful engine, with which it ensures a reliable drive through for city commute while maintaining the fuel efficiency at its best. Its fuel tank capacity is good. In-built with safety elements, it assures safety and ease on the road. The bike has a sleek finish design and is compact and spacy at the same time.

    0
    Anonymous 6 months ago
  • Imperiale 400
    Elegance with Powerful Performance 

    A Classic sportfisherman, the Benelli Imperiale 400 adroitly combines strong interpretation with timeless indulgence. Its reliable 374cc Mechanism guarantees a staid and energetic ride, which makes it the full option for both megacity commutes and tardy passages. The traditional instruments and antique- themed bodywork of the motorbike inspire a feeling of literal supplication in its two wheeler. Although the riding experience is bettered by its affable running, the grand package might be farther bettered by better retardation interpretation. With its tasteful Expression and dynamic capability, the Benelli Imperiale 400 is a name agent that provides riders with a strong but traditional road ride.

    0
    Anonymous 6 months ago
  • Imperiale 400
    Look classy 

    Benelli Imperiale 400 gets a modern class styling and with smooth engine. It gives low vibration and is a good looking retro bike. It is one of the longest in the segment and give high stability on highway. The engine is very refined and feels most comfortable. It gives decent real world conditions mileage and offers good ride quality but heat management is not good. It gets decent hardware and good braking performance but is a high and bulky bike. It is a feature loaded bike but gives high service cost.

    0
    Anonymous 6 months ago
  • Imperiale 400
    This two-wheeler model has quite an affordable 

    "I will recommend the Benelli Imperiale 400 to anyone who is looking forward on investing into buying a nice two-wheeler that absolutely fits into their lifestyle, making it easier and more comfortable for their daily commute. This two-wheeler model has quite an affordable price range starting from rs. 2.35 lakhs that it is initiated with, making it a great choice for investment. The outlook is superior and the functioning is excellent. It is not very high maintenance and also saves you a lot on gas expenses as well. The mileage is good and ground clearance is clean and maintained. "

    0
    Anonymous 6 months ago
  • Imperiale 400
    Timeless Cruiser Elegance 

    I'll noway forget the Imperiale 400's startling capacity to give a Classic sportfisherman fineness experience. This Benelli sportfisherman is great because it combines traditional 2 Wheeler with easygoing sailing well. It's an excellent combination of comfortable floating and Classic Expression, thanks to Benelli's 2 Wheeler. Its observable features carry a reliable Engine, a retro inspired 2 Wheeler, and ergonomics that are comfortable for riders. For those appearing for a casual and fashionable ride on a sportfisherman motorbike, this model is a clear fave due to its surprising capability to give a Classic sportfisherman fineness experience.

    0
    Anonymous 6 months ago
  • Imperiale 400
    4.2
    Rider footrest 

    I had test ride with heavy weight plum pillion rider. Didn't cross 60km/hr speed. Posting some pros & cons in my view.PROS-- looks are super nice to fall in love with it. Handling is vert comfortable & good. The sitting comfort is excellent. Engine is super smooth. Suspension is too nice. Breaking is also good. Pickup is good. Its heavy but weight isn't felt while riding. Overall built quality & design is excellent. CONS--The major issue is engine heat. Heat isn't noticed when bike is in motion. But when its halted we can actually feel the heat on calf & thighs. The gear shift lever is too long for mid size shoe & heal shift lever is absent. There is no place for tool kit storage. the rider footrest is large & comfortable but its much extended outward which keeps brushing & hitting the calf. The pillion seat is independent but there is no option to detach it. The company doesn't provide optional backrest for pillion rider as accessories. Don't know about its fuel economy & service cost & aftersales service.

    0
    Shekhar (Verified User) 4 years ago
  • Imperiale 400
    Comfortable cruisers 

    It is one of the most comfortable cruisers that I’ve owned to date. Wonderful riding posture, Minimal or almost no vibrations at over 100kmph, A beautiful console to look at while riding, a Neat and clean paint job and most importantly! pretty dedicatedly assembled motorbike which is a delight to a rider's eye. (bhp and torque are the two totally out of syllabus subjects) the main concern that I have with Benelli is their service, I live in Guwahati, Assam and the dealer here is running an entire service station with just one mechanic and that too an amateur.The only thing they seem to know is an oil change and replacement of parts and the strangest of’em all is that you can’t purchase any parts and service on your own, not even the engine oil. My bike’s running a mileage of 20 to 22 km and they couldn’t figure out the reason why !!!! without proper after-sales service, i don’t believe any company could survive this forever-growing competitive market of motorbikes no matter how good is the product.

    0
    Sanjyotpal (Verified User) 1 year ago
  • Imperiale 400
    4.2
    For me it was love 

    For me it was love at first sight. I saw the ad on Facebook and fell for it. I was eagerly waiting for the price to be announced and booked the red one the same day. After more than three months' of waiting I got my hands on the bike on 6th of February. The first thing that struck me during the test-ride was the refinement and absolute quality. The engine offers quite powerful performance and urges you to twist the grip further. Ride quality is excellent. The bike is more suited for long highway rides but it handles quite well in city traffic, except for the slightly large turning radius. The retro looks are simply amazing. I am still in the process of running-in the engine, so I can only say that mileage is in excess of 30 kmpl. The exhaust has a muted roar that is so thrilling both on the highways as well as the city roads. Engine heat is a real problem and I hope it will reduce after the running-in period. 06/03/2020:I got back the bike after the first free service at 1000 kms and the service charge was a mere Rs. 1365. I need to go for a ride and check whether the engine heat has been reduced. I was told by the Service manager that it will come down since the engine oil has been changed from the normal to a synthetic one.

    0
    Suresh (Verified User) 4 years ago
  • Imperiale 400
    3.8
    Benelli imperiale 

    Benelli imperiale is a bike guys will love, It just makes people head turn for sure.The best part is it has no vibrations, Yes its heavy bike, With the distribution of weight you will never feel it.The road presence, Engine refinement, Build quality, Ruggedness suspension, Retro look is all a plus point.Turning radius is very less, Uturn will be challenging.Heat issues in traffic jams is evident else where not a problem at all.Rear tyre and tube is not available in market size is 130 80/18.Coming to the 0 star moment : they have an awesome product but service and parts cost, Will sink this product to the bottom.Exhorbiant service cost and parts cost will make you bleed.A simple example clutch cable and installation will cost 800 where as the same product same spec of himalayan will cost 300.Lack of service centers and inexperienced mechanics.Cost of replacement, Availability of parts to name a few are drawbacks.Guys at adishwars auto, Work on service and availability of spare parts at economical price that's the key for success in india.Do good marketing really not enough.

    0
    Tilak (Verified User) 1 year ago
  • Imperiale 400 User Reviews
  • 42
    4.2
    This bike is very good in 

    This bike is very good in driving and controlling also the features are good look vice 10/10

    0
    Aarsh (Verified User) 11 hours ago
  • 42
    It makes me feel like a king 

    It makes me feel like a king.Whenever i am riding with jawa 42 i feel like it is my second girlfriend.

    0
    Suraj (Verified User) 1 week ago
  • 42
    Nice bike good looking and 

    Nice bike good looking and riding comfortable service also good but within 4 months twice i had problem in this bike

    0
    Kishan (Verified User) 2 weeks ago
  • 42
    Good looking and Smooth to 

    Good looking and smooth to drive and comfortable for long drive upto 450 km at a time no feel of any weekness and any no pain in back comfortable on off roads also

    1
    Nikhil (Verified User) 3 weeks ago
  • 42
    4.6
    I buy it on 2022 , looks 

    I buy it 2 years ago 2021, Looks super, Riding super, Comfort, Satisfaction.Servicing cost around rs 2000 - 3000 after 6 months.It's life span more than 100 years.Somany people asking for this bike.

    0
    Srinivas (Top ZW Voice) 4 weeks ago
  • 42
    Nice 15000 km running smooth 

    Nice 15000 km running smooth and nice pickup handling is very nice

    0
    CK69NOMERCY (Verified User) 1 week ago
  • 42 User Reviews

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