Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Hunter 350

Benelli Imperiale 400 Price starts at Rs. 2.25 Lakh which is Rs. 75,100 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Hunter 350 priced at Rs. 1.49 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Benelli Imperiale 400 is 33.5 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is 36.2 kmpl. In technical specifications, Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by 374 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is powered by 349.34 cc engine. Benelli Imperiale 400 is available in 3 different colours while Royal Enfield Hunter 350 comes with 15 colours. The Comparison Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Hunter 350 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Summary

Basic Info Imperiale 400 SilverHunter 350 Retro
46 reviews
337 reviews
Brand Name Benelli Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.25 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.49 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single-cylinder, Air-cooled, 4-valves/cylinder, SOHC Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC Engine
Max Power 21 PS @ 6000 rpm 20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Imperiale 400 Colors
Hunter 350 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-431.8 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. 21,369 Imperiale 400 Insurance Rs. 11,032 Hunter 350 Insurance

Engine Type
Single-cylinder, Air-cooled, 4-valves/cylinder, SOHC
Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC Engine
Engine Displacement
374 cc
349.34 cc
Max Power
21 PS @ 6000 rpm
20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm
Max Torque
29 Nm @ 3500 rpm
27 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Emission Type
72.7 mm
75 mm
90 mm
85.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
ECU controlled
Compression Ratio

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
Mileage (Highway)
36.65 kmpl
Mileage (Overall)
36.2 kmpl
Top Speed
114.66 kmph
114 kmph

Tyre Size
Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-18
Front :-100/80-17 Rear :-120/80-17
Wheel Size
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)
29 psi

Seat height
780 mm
790 mm
Load carrying capacity
179 kg
2170*820*1120 mm3
2055*800*1055 mm3
1440 mm
1370 mm
2170 mm
2055 mm
Ground Clearance
165 mm
150 mm
820 mm
800 mm
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
13 Liters
Kerb Weight
205 Kg
177 Kg
Total Weight
360 kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
153 mm

Battery Type
USB charging port
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V / 8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Single Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
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 Hunter 350

  • Riders wanting to step up to a Royal Enfield have a light
  • nimble and willing motorcycle to simplify their decision.

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 Hunter 350

  • The laid-back nature of the engine feels out of sync with the modern manners of the chassis. Also
  • feature misses rob it of some modernity.
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Recently Asked User Questions

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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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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Imperiale 400 Vs Hunter 350 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Imperiale 400 vs Hunter 350?

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is cheaper than Benelli Imperiale 400 by Rs. 75,100.

Which bike offers better performance Imperiale 400 vs Hunter 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 Retro version, 349.34 cc Petrol engine of Hunter 350 produces 20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm of power and 27 Nm @ 4000 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Benelli Imperiale 400
  • Royal Enfield Hunter 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
  • Waiting with my heart out to see this bike.It is an indigenous competition to the ducati scrambler and many naked street bikes, With the royal thump of the re.The tripper and usb charger, And the j-platform all add up to make this 1.7lakh machine the ultimate want of the new generation.

    Aestroix Code few weeks ago
  • It's my dream 💭 bike because i love❤😘 royal enfield and i feel that sound which is like a gun.What can i say, you all know about enfield 💖.

    BOLLAM ARUNKUMAR few weeks ago
  • Super when launch this bike and I want to buy , expected price please ,am too excited to see and when launch in India

    Rudra Pathori few weeks ago
  • India most popular brand royal enfield, Really good value for money all about manufacturing vehicle so nice brand

    LAXMIDHAR SINGH few weeks ago
  • It will be my dream come true.I have drove honda bikes.I have booked meteor 350 but its waiting is 3months from today.I am looking for hunter.My reason to go for meteor is not for crusie but features better than classic.I am pretty much comfortable riding classic.If hunter comes in the picture by then i will definitely go for hunter.I love honda and royal enfield brand loyal to both of them.

    Debangshu Dutta 1 week ago
Hunter 350 User Reviews

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