Bookings for the DSK-Benelli 302R has commenced. Booking amount for the bike is Rs 30,000 and it is expected to be launched in India by first week of July, 2017. The 302R is the first full-faired offering from Benelli for India and was first showcased to Indian audience at the 2016 Auto Expo. The bike is expected to be priced above Rs 4 lakh (on-road) and the launch of the 302R was delayed in India because the manufacturer decided to offer ABS as standard fitment on the bike. The Benelli 302R will compete against the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the Yamaha R3 in the Indian market.
The 302R sports is a stylish and modern design aimed at youngsters. It gets a a sharp and sporty styling while the full fairing body will be appreciated by Indian bikers who have a soft spot for it. The bike, as per the company, is a better handler around corners due to the use of a newly designed trellis frame that is now lighter than before. Bolted on to the frame of the 302R is the same 300cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor that also does duty in the TNT 300.
The motor is capable of developing 36PS of power at 12,000rpm and 27Nm of peak torque at 9,000rpm. The Italian bikemaker claims a top speed of over 170kmph for its faired motorcycle. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox. The bike comes with USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Stopping power is achieved from a dual-disc setup at the front and single disc unit for the rear.
|Engine Displ. :||300 cc|
|No Of Cylinders :||NA|
|Torque :||27.4 Nm @ 9000 rpm|
|Power :||37.54 bhp @ 10000 rpm|
|Top Speed :||170 Kmph|
|Head Lamp :||NA|
|Tyre Make :||NA|
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