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Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350

Benelli Imperiale 400 Price starts at Rs. 1.99 Lakh which is Rs. 41,904 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Classic 350 priced at Rs. 1.57 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by 374 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by 346 cc engine. Benelli Imperiale 400 is available in 3 different colours while Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes with 10 colours. 71% users have chosen Benelli Imperiale 400 over Royal Enfield Classic 350 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Comparison

Key Highlights Imperiale 400 Classic 350 Dominar 250
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.99 Lakh Rs. 1.57 Lakh Rs. 1.6 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 374 cc 346 cc 248.77 cc
Power 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm 27 PS @ 8500 rpm

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Summary

Specs Imperiale 400 Silver BS6Classic 350 BS6 Single-channel ABSDominar 250 STD
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.99 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 1.57 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 1.6 LakhView On Road Price
Rating
4.2
(55 Ratings)
4.0
(5523 Ratings)
4.4
(56 Ratings)
Engine Type Air Cooled, Single Cylinder, SOHC Engine Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled fuel injection Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC,4valve, Liquid cooled, Twin Spark ,FI
Engine Displacement (CC) 374 cc 346 cc 248.77 cc
Body Type CruiserAll Cruiser Bikes CruiserAll Cruiser Bikes SportsAll Sports Bikes
Power (PS@rpm) 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm 27 PS @ 8500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Colors
+5 more
Brakes Front Disc Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) ... ... 4.18s
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue Digital
Insurance Rs. 16,828Imperiale 400 Insurance Rs. 9,680Classic 350 Insurance Rs. 9,873Dominar 250 Insurance

Engine Type Air Cooled, Single Cylinder, SOHC Engine Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled fuel injection Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC,4valve, Liquid cooled, Twin Spark ,FI
Engine Displacement (CC) 374 cc 346 cc 248.77 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm 27 PS @ 8500 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 29 Nm @ 3500 rpm 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm 23.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6 bs6
Bore 72.7 mm 70 mm ...
Stroke 90 mm 90 mm ...
No Of Cylinders 1 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 2 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital Electronic ignition ECU/Variable ...
Compression Ratio ... 8.5:1 ...
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 5 Speed 6 Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum Disc

0-60 kmph (sec) ... ... 4.18s
Quarter Mile ... ... 17.70 s @ 118.46 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) ... ... 18.50 mm
Braking (80-0 kmph) ... ... 31.53 mm
Braking (100-0 kmph) ... ... 51.58 mm
Mileage (City) ... ... 35.03 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) ... ... 33.99 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) ... ... 10.92s
Braking 60-0 km/h ... ... 18.50 mm

Suspension-Front 41 mm Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic, 37mm USD Fork, 135mm travel
Chassis Double Cradle Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member Beam type perimeter frame
Suspension-Rear Pre-load Adjustable Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload Multi-step adjustible Mono shox with Nitrox, Wheel stroke of 110mm

Tyre Size Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-18 Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-110/90-18 Front :-100/80-17, Rear :-130/70-17
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type Tube Tube Tubeless
Radial Tyre ...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) ... 20 psi ...

Dry Weight 205 kg ... ...
Length*Width*Height 2170*820*1120 2160*790*1090 2156*836*1112
Wheelbase(mm) 1440 mm 1390 mm 1453 mm
Length 2170 mm 2160 mm 2156 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 165 mm 135 mm 157 mm
Height 1120 mm 1090 mm 1112 mm
Seat Height 780 mm ... ...
Width 820 mm 790 mm 836 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12 L 13.5 L 13 L
Kerb Weight 205 kg 195 kg 180 kg
Tail Light Bulb Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 280 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm ... 230 mm

Battery Type ... Maintenance Free VRLA
Pilot Lamps ... ... LED Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights ... ...
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb LED

ABS Dual Channel Single Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Cruiser Bikes Sports Naked Bikes, Sports Bikes
Body Graphics ... ...
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Split Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Analogue Analogue Digital
Tachometer Analogue ... ...
Trip Meter Analogue Analogue Digital
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Clock ... ...
Low Battery Indicator ... ...
Stepup Seat ... ...
Low Oil Indicator ... ...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled Liquid Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue Digital
Odometer Analogue Analogue Digital

Standard Warranty (Years) 3 ... ...
  • News Updates on Imperiale 400 and Classic 350

    Recently Asked User Questions

    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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    Q. Is This bike like royal enfield classic or not... what about mileage - Imperiale 400?
    • Benelli Imperiale 400 is a retro-styled segment motorcycle and it competes against Royal Enfield. Thanks to a recent association with Hyderabad-based Mahavir Group. Some of these motorcycles include the adventure-tourer TRK 502, the Leoncino 500, and the supposed Royal Enfield competitor, the Imperiale 400. However, considering the cult-like popularity Royal Enfield enjoys in India, the Italian bikemaker has an uphill task if it intends to position the Imperiale as a worthy alternative. The mileage figure of Benelli Imperiale 400 is around 31.25 km/l. Click on the given link to compare both the bikes: Comparison. Rest we would suggest you to have a test ride of both the brand bikes so that you can check their comfort and performance. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
    • Benelli Imperiale 400 is a retro-styled segment motorcycle and is set to debut next year and vill compete afainst Royal Enfield. Thanks to a recent association with Hyderabad-based Mahavir Group. Some of these motorcycles include the adventure-tourer TRK 502, the Leoncino 500 and the supposed Royal Enfield competitor, the Imperiale 400. However, considering the cult-like popularity Royal Enfield enjoys in India, the Italian bikemaker has an uphill task if it intends to position the Imperiale as a worthy alternative. That said, let's take a closer look at what the Imperiale 400 has to offer.The brand hasn't revealed its mileage figure yet. So, we would suggest you to wait till its launch.
    Q. Which one is better Classic 350 or Bullet Standard 350?
    • I have been using STD 350 for 8 months now and its terrible ! MY FIRST 6 MONTHS WHERE OKAY OKAY ! BUT AFTER THAT I STARTED TO HEAVY AND LOUD TAPET NOISE (TAK TAK) WHILE ON LOW RPM AND HIGH RPM ! I HAD TO INCREASE MY IDLE RPM SO TO COME OVER AND IT DROPPED MY MILEAGE ALL THE WAY FROM 42-46 TO 30-34 2 ND THE BREAKS ITS ABSOLUTELY SH*T , TYRES GET LOCKED SOO EASILY AND I HAVE FALLEN ALMOST 4 TIMES IN 8 MONTHS. 3RD THE KICKER ! IT WAS COMFY FOR 6 MONTH AFTER THAT I HAD TO KICK NEARLY 10-20. TIMES EACH TIME TO START THE VEHICLE ! I AM HAVING SERIOUS LEG ACHES WHILE ON. BED. 4TH I KNOW IT SOUNDS WIERD BUT THE VIBERATIONS , I HAD TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTER FOR MY PAIN IN THE BALLS DUE TO HEAVY VIBERATIONS ! TRUST ME IT IS REAL , I WOULDN'T SUGGEST YOU TO GO WITH A 1.36 LAKH WORTH STEAL CRAP !
    • Both are different in there own respective style. Classic has switch start, you can remove the Pillion seat as well, in case if you want to enjoy that single ride feeling, on the other hand standard is kick start which creates problems in city, pillion seat can not be removed. So I would suggest go for the test ride for both and than select
    • This you your fault not the bike’s fault you should what you buying is made like that and only real mens can handle it not babies like you !!!! Now shut the fuck off you plastic bike fan !!!! Royal enfield is all about thump , royalty , dug dug , true motor cycling and about the pride when you ride it !!!!
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