Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa 42

Benelli Imperiale 400 Price starts at Rs. 1.99 Lakh which is Rs. 38,700 costlier than base model of Jawa 42 priced at Rs. 1.6 Lakh. The claimed mileage . 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 6 colours. 52% users have chosen Jawa Motorcycles 42 over Benelli Imperiale 400 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa 42 Comparison

Key Highlights Imperiale 400 42
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.99 Lakh Rs. 1.6 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 374 cc 293 cc
Power 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 26.51 PS

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Jawa 42 Summary

Specs Imperiale 400 Silver BS642 Single Disc BS6
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.99 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 1.6 LakhView On Road Price
(55 Ratings)
(232 Ratings)
Engine Type Air Cooled, Single Cylinder, SOHC Engine Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 374 cc 293 cc
Body Type CruiserAll Cruiser Bikes CruiserAll Cruiser Bikes
Power (PS@rpm) 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 26.51 PS
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum
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 Single Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Insurance Rs. 16,828Imperiale 400 Insurance Rs. 9,73442 Insurance

Engine Type Air Cooled, Single Cylinder, SOHC Engine Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 374 cc 293 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 26.51 PS
Torque (Nm@rpm) 29 Nm @ 3500 rpm 27.05 Nm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
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 Digital ...
Compression Ratio ... 11:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 6 Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum

Suspension-Front 41 mm Telescopic Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
Chassis Double Cradle Double Cradle
Suspension-Rear Pre-load Adjustable Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic

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

Dry Weight 205 kg ...
Length*Width*Height 2170*820*1120 ...
Wheelbase(mm) 1440 mm 1369 mm
Length 2170 mm ...
Ground Clearance (mm) 165 mm ...
Height 1120 mm ...
Seat Height 780 mm 765 mm
Width 820 mm ...
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12 L 14 L
Kerb Weight 205 kg 172 kg
Tail Light Bulb Bulb
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 153 mm

Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb

ABS Dual Channel Single 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
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Analogue Digital

Standard Warranty (Years) 3 ...
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