Benelli imperiale is a bike guys will love, It just makes people head turn for sure.The best part is it has no vibrations, Yes its heavy bike, With the distribution of weight you will never feel it.The road presence, Engine refinement, Build quality, Ruggedness suspension, Retro look is all a plus point.Turning radius is very less, Uturn will be challenging.Heat issues in traffic jams is evident else where not a problem at all.Rear tyre and tube is not available in market size is 130 80/18.Coming to the 0 star moment : they have an awesome product but service and parts cost, Will sink this product to the bottom.Exhorbiant service cost and parts cost will make you bleed.A simple example clutch cable and installation will cost 800 where as the same product same spec of himalayan will cost 300.Lack of service centers and inexperienced mechanics.Cost of replacement, Availability of parts to name a few are drawbacks.Guys at adishwars auto, Work on service and availability of spare parts at economical price that's the key for success in india.Do good marketing really not enough.
It is one of the most comfortable cruisers that I’ve owned to date. Wonderful riding posture, Minimal or almost no vibrations at over 100kmph, A beautiful console to look at while riding, a Neat and clean paint job and most importantly! pretty dedicatedly assembled motorbike which is a delight to a rider's eye. (bhp and torque are the two totally out of syllabus subjects) the main concern that I have with Benelli is their service, I live in Guwahati, Assam and the dealer here is running an entire service station with just one mechanic and that too an amateur.The only thing they seem to know is an oil change and replacement of parts and the strangest of’em all is that you can’t purchase any parts and service on your own, not even the engine oil. My bike’s running a mileage of 20 to 22 km and they couldn’t figure out the reason why !!!! without proper after-sales service, i don’t believe any company could survive this forever-growing competitive market of motorbikes no matter how good is the product.
Engine heat is unbearable comparing to royal enfield thunderbird / classic 350 harmful to mens balls, Seat is having a saddle seat like sripngs but cant relay on them they are hard wont absorb shock for me i m 76kgs, Require large radius to take you turn, Gear shifting is very clanky and crisp ll get into neutral when you shift down on turns from 2 to 1 st slightly may loose control when leaning to curve unknowingly bike get into its neutral gear an loose engine breaking, Light visibility is far lowwer than royal enfield classic350/standard 350, Design wise up to the pillon footrest is very good after that up to tail lamps its weirdestly packed
I had test ride with heavy weight plum pillion rider. Didn't cross 60km/hr speed. Posting some pros & cons in my view.PROS-- looks are super nice to fall in love with it. Handling is vert comfortable & good. The sitting comfort is excellent. Engine is super smooth. Suspension is too nice. Breaking is also good. Pickup is good. Its heavy but weight isn't felt while riding. Overall built quality & design is excellent. CONS--The major issue is engine heat. Heat isn't noticed when bike is in motion. But when its halted we can actually feel the heat on calf & thighs. The gear shift lever is too long for mid size shoe & heal shift lever is absent. There is no place for tool kit storage. the rider footrest is large & comfortable but its much extended outward which keeps brushing & hitting the calf. The pillion seat is independent but there is no option to detach it. The company doesn't provide optional backrest for pillion rider as accessories. Don't know about its fuel economy & service cost & aftersales service.
For me it was love at first sight. I saw the ad on Facebook and fell for it. I was eagerly waiting for the price to be announced and booked the red one the same day. After more than three months' of waiting I got my hands on the bike on 6th of February. The first thing that struck me during the test-ride was the refinement and absolute quality. The engine offers quite powerful performance and urges you to twist the grip further. Ride quality is excellent. The bike is more suited for long highway rides but it handles quite well in city traffic, except for the slightly large turning radius. The retro looks are simply amazing. I am still in the process of running-in the engine, so I can only say that mileage is in excess of 30 kmpl. The exhaust has a muted roar that is so thrilling both on the highways as well as the city roads. Engine heat is a real problem and I hope it will reduce after the running-in period. 06/03/2020:I got back the bike after the first free service at 1000 kms and the service charge was a mere Rs. 1365. I need to go for a ride and check whether the engine heat has been reduced. I was told by the Service manager that it will come down since the engine oil has been changed from the normal to a synthetic one.