Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350

Benelli Imperiale 400 Price starts at Rs. 2.25 Lakh which is Rs. 34,908 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Classic 350 priced at Rs. 1.90 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Benelli Imperiale 400 is 33.5 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Classic 350 is 41.6 kmpl. In technical specifications, Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by 374 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by 349.34 cc engine. Benelli Imperiale 400 is available in 3 different colours while Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes with 15 colours. The Comparison Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Summary

Basic Info Imperiale 400 SilverClassic 350 Redditch Series With Single-Channel
46 reviews
570 reviews
Brand Name Benelli Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.25 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.90 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single-cylinder, Air-cooled, 4-valves/cylinder, SOHC 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine, Spark Ignition, Single Cylinder
Max Power 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Imperiale 400 Colors
Classic 350 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 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. 21,369 Imperiale 400 Insurance Rs. 11,373 Classic 350 Insurance

Engine Type
Single-cylinder, Air-cooled, 4-valves/cylinder, SOHC
4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine, Spark Ignition, Single Cylinder
Engine Displacement
374 cc
349.34 cc
Max Power
21 PS @ 6000 rpm
20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm
Max Torque
29 Nm @ 3500 rpm
27 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Emission Type
72.7 mm
72 mm
90 mm
85.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Compression Ratio
9.5 : 1

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Quarter Mile
18.70s @ 109.84kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
33.49 kmpl
41.55 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
36.65 kmpl
37.77 kmpl
Top Speed
114.66 kmph

Tyre Size
Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-18
Front :-100/90 - 19, Rear :-120/80 - 18
Wheel Size
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)
32 psi

Seat height
780 mm
805 mm
2170*820*1120 mm3
2145*785*1090 mm3
1440 mm
1390 mm
2170 mm
2145 mm
Ground Clearance
165 mm
170 mm
820 mm
785 mm
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
13 Liters
Kerb Weight
205 Kg
195 Kg
Total Weight
375 kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
153 mm

Battery Type
Maintenance Free
Additional Features
Air Cleaner - Paper element, Lubrication - Wet sump forced lubrication
USB charging port
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Single Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Air Cooled
Air & Oil Cooled
Service Due Indicator

Standard Warranty (Years)

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.

Royal Enfield Classic 350

  • Retro yet fresh design; J-series engine impresses & feels effortless; Neutral handler and sure-footed

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.

Royal Enfield Classic 350

  • Features feel outdated; Braking can be improved
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Imperiale 400 and Classic 350 Competitors

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. What is the service cost of Benelli Imperiale 400, really awaiting for details. Which will be affordable RE or Benelli Imperiale 400?
  • Beneli maintance is on 1000 km where first 3 services is labour charge is free which will cost you a inr of ₹600 and first service cost upto 3000 and second at 6000km which will be a₹3000 itself as same as jawa maintance cost
  • At which km you done the 1st free service?In the above comment of Mr. Febin, he said that he paid only inr600 for first 3 free service?
  • I made done my first service that have added paid service charge of Rs1982
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Q. I took a trail ride on Benelli 400 for 15 mints but felt heat on my right leg, I heard Benelli bike get heated very fast compare to Interceptor. - Imperiale 400?
  • No its not so.... i have been using imperiale 400 for last 10 months and drive for about 60-70 km daily but never felt that. Of course don't forget you are driving 400 CC so a bit of warmth you will feel but it does not get heated for sure...
  • Engine heat is a real problem as of now. On enquiry at the service centre I was informed that the heating will be considerably reduced after the first service.
  • I took a ride in city for 15km but i felt very heat on my right leg, especially while waiting in the signal.Kindly tell me how to rectify this
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Imperiale 400 Vs Classic 350 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Imperiale 400 vs Classic 350?

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is cheaper than Benelli Imperiale 400 by Rs. 34,908.

Which bike offers better performance Imperiale 400 vs Classic 350?

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 Redditch Series With Single-Channel version, 349.34 cc Petrol engine of Classic 350 produces 20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm of power and 27 Nm @ 4000 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Benelli Imperiale 400
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350
  • I have been driving imp 400 for last 9 months.Drove around 10000 km where i did not drive during the 3 month lockdown.So on an average i drive around 1500-2000 km per month.Its a excellent vehicle to drive.No match.

    Pankaj Sharma few weeks ago
  • Im using it for last 5 months.Very good experience, Previously i was using thunderbird 350x, It was the worst bike i ever comw across.

    Pramod Gosh few weeks ago
  • Benelli bike is all over good for touringBike my personal experience for BenelliBike comfort and ride is smooth bike is all over good

    Shifa Dhiman few weeks ago
  • Super power full bike and nice look.Good position of rider and pillion.Superb braking system.In cities and katcha road.

    Pattan Yasdani few weeks ago

    Sanal Kumar few weeks ago
Imperiale 400 User Reviews
  • Royal enfield classic 350 legendary bike- the royal enfield classic 350 is a legendary bike.The latest model of the bike is very good looking with some minor changes from the previous one.There are a lot of things which i like about it.The engine refinement has improved a lot in this new model which was much necessary.Revised ergonomics make it more comfortable for both rider and pillion.New chassis makes it easier to ride in traffic.

    Mahesh few weeks ago
  • My most favourite bike- the new royal enfield classic 350 made a fine attempt at dissuading me from riding anything else, And it succeeded to a fair extent, Too.Classic 300 is the important bike of the company.Previously these bikes had vibrations because of old engine.Now royal enfield has done great job by swapping a new non vibrating engine.Which attracts people to purchase the bike.It looks very aggressive and stylish.

    Farhaan few weeks ago
  • Royal enfield classic 350 with some cons- the royal enfield classic 350 is overall a good bike with some cons which can be observed after riding it for some time.As compared with the prices it doesn’t have the top-end performance of the meteor 350.New footpegs foul with your legs in traffic and while parking which is annoying and the thump of the old engine is missing.

    Hemant Kumar1 few weeks ago
  • Wonderful bike, I ride in both city and highway as well.Very good in performance and braking also perfect even in single channel abs.Proud to be an enfielder.

    Sankar M few weeks ago
  • It's an better for 350cc all bikes it's an have best for trip in all times morten all bike dally ride profarmence is nice of best cost

    NITHIN C 2 weeks ago
Classic 350 User Reviews

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