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Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Comparison

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price starts at Rs. 2.07 lakh which is Rs. 27,807 costlier than Benelli Imperiale 400 priced at Rs. 1.80 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Benelli Imperiale 400 is 34.3 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is 30 kmpl....read more

Imperiale 400 vs Thunderbird 500 Specs Overview

Specs/Features Imperiale 400 STDThunderbird 500 ABS
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.80 lakhView On Road Price Rs. 2.07 lakhView On Road Price
Rating
4.2
(44 Ratings)
4.0
(95 Ratings)
Engine Type Air Cooled, Single Cylinder, SOHC Engine Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 374 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 21 PS @ 5500 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 5.06 s 4.65s
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl ... 30 kmpl
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 Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Engine Type Air Cooled, Single Cylinder, SOHC Engine Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 374 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 21 PS @ 5500 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 29 Nm @ 4500 rpm 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Emission Type bs4 bs4
Bore 72.7 mm 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm 90 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 2
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio ... 8.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 5.06 s 4.65s
Quarter Mile 19.20 s @ 107.32 kmph ...
Braking (60-0 kmph) 23.38m ...
Braking (80-0 kmph) 40.58m ...
Mileage (City) 34.32 kmpl ...
Mileage (Highway) 35.03 kmpl ...
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl ... 30 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 15.73 s ...
Braking 60-0 km/h 23.38m ...
Suspension-Front 41 mm Telescopic Telescopic Forks
Chassis Double Cradle Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Suspension-Rear Pre-load Adjustable Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-18 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type Tube Tube
Radial Tyre ...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) ... 22 psi
Dry Weight 205 kg ...
Length*Width*Height 2170*820*1120 2060*790*1205
Wheelbase(mm) 1440 mm 1350 mm
Length 2170 mm 2060 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 165 mm 135 mm
Height 1120 mm 1205 mm
Seat Height 780 mm ...
Width 820 mm 790 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12 L 20 L
Tail Light Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
LED tail lights ...
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Tachometer ... Analogue
Trip Meter Analogue Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Clock ...
Stepup Seat ...
Low Oil Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights ...
Passenger Backrest ...
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Analogue Digital
Mobile Connectivity ...
Standard Warranty (Years) ...
Standard Warranty (kilometers) ... 10000

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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?
  • As of now, the brand hasn't revealed the service cost figure, we would suggest you walk into the nearest service centres as they will be better people to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest service centres and selecting your city accordingly - Service centre.
  • 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?
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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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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?
  • 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.
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