Then there’s the suspension setup. RushLane Facebook Groups - CrashLane, SpyLane, InfoLane, MemeLane, SnagLane. Weight, steering lock-to-lock range, and—to a certain extent—wheelbase and steering geometry as well, determine how easy or difficult it will be for you in traffic. Spoked wheels and a blacked out exhaust with brushed aluminium heat shields reek of premium touch and lend the bike a low and stretched stance. So it’s an air-cooled unit developing 21 PS at 5,500 rpm and 29 Nm at 4,500 rpm. I would request the agency to give that man a raise! Have ridden the REs a lot too in the past more than two and a half decades of riding, thanks to my maternal uncle’s workshop that has been catering to Enfields, BSAs, Triumphs, etc., since 1969. Chintu says Not worth of a buy. The Benelli Imperiale 400's air-cooled single cylinder engine impresses in terms of refinement and also offers adequate performance. But before I tell you about them, let me quickly make the all important distinction between ‘handling’ and ‘maneuverability’ because non-enthusiasts generally mistake the latter for the former, despite me using both the words, wherever applicable, in my reviews. This should certainly translate to lesser fatigue on long rides. The Imperiale pampers the rider with a spring loaded seat while the pillion has to make do with a small thinly padded rear seat. The Imperiale 400 also comes with twin seats and a metal rear mudguard. Also the relatively high placed footrests makes for a squatted seating position for the pillion. The fit-and-finish is exemplary too, and I couldn’t find any loose ends whatsoever. I particularly liked the golden pinstripes on the fuel tank and also the tank pads too, especially with their quilted design. The switchgear comprises a pass/flasher switch, hazard lamps, and a span adjustable front brake lever! Yang perlu diperhatikan adalah motor ini fokus ke kenyamanan. The handlebar is wide and is slightly tapered towards the rider, making it very comfortable and making you feel in control on the bike. But the rear is unnecessarily harsh like your dad. Neat! For a retro-styled motorcyle, the Imperiale ticks all the requisite boxes. Covid reinfection confirmed in US man, second bout was more severe, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? Grew up on 2-strokes & petrol jeeps. We also love the rorty exhaust note emanating from the exhaust. So how does the Imperiale 400 fare? The Benelli Imperiale 400 is a motorcycle that would be quite at home in my dopey, quaint college town. The bike runs out of steam just above 120kmph on the speedometer but even then it's more like the performance has been restricted, rather than the engine having reached its limit. The firmness of the suspension also helps the Imperiale offer a confident feel in terms of handling. Moreover, despite my inability to write its review yet (the videos went LIVE shortly after the ride though; you may check them here: English Review, and Hindi Review), it didn’t keep him from inviting us to the Imperiale 400’s first media ride. If you’re wondering why the angst, then let me tell you that the dork couldn’t make a single media unit available in Delhi in the past 5-6 years! A rather slim teardrop fuel tank with mesh textured tank pads, chromed filler cap and Benelli emblem oozes of retro charm. The bite isn’t something that you would call strong, and the feel also is not something you’ll boast about to your friends. More importantly, it feels very smooth and has a refined feel to it. For those of you who haven’t ridden a Bonneville, the following line will elucidate it in a better manner. At first glance it's easy to say that the Imperiale 400 looks just like the Classic 350, especially with its round headlight, tear-drop shaped fuel tank, split seat, full metal fenders and the long exhaust. At 205kg, it is the heaviest amongst the competitors and coupled that with the 1440mm wheelbase (longest amongst the competitors), you do feel the weight while moving the bike around. The Yamaha YZF-R15 should come to your mind. So it’s an air-cooled unit developing 21 PS at 5,500 rpm and 29 Nm at 4,500 rpm. At Rs 1.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Benelli has the equipment to justify the price and to sweeten the deal, Benelli is offering a two-year complimentary service for the Imperiale and a three-year unlimited km warranty! Benelli has priced the Imperiale 400 at Rs 1.69 lakh ex-showroom, which, depending on what version of the Classic 350 you compare it to might sound like a bit of a premium, but the fact is that the Imperiale 400 will come across as a pleasant surprise for a lot of enthusiasts with what it brings to the table. The neatly designed pods display the digital fuel gauge and a gear indicator in the centre while there’s analogue tachometer as well. It would help Benelli to make the rear soft by a couple of notches. The Imperiale adorns generous dose of chome without being too flashy and seems to have all ingredients in the right proportions. The Imperiale masks its weight well and is a pretty agile motorcycle for its class and proportions. The wide handlebar offers for a comfortable all-day riding position while extending an easy maneuvering ability be it trundling around town or tackling the twisties. Okay, that rhymed. Now, the kind of riding a Benelli Imperiale 400’s owner would do, straight line stability (which comes under ‘handling’ as we discussed) would be his only requirement from the things we discussed under “handling”, whereas he certainly would require the bike to check all the points we mentioned under maneuverability. But simpler doesn’t mean outdated, so fuel is injected electronically, while a single overhead camshaft operates the four valves to start and complete the combustion process. We just could not get enough of the chronograph dial styled twin-pod instrument cluster with digital trip and fuel gauge displays- there’s a gear indicator too. The 12-litre teardrop-shaped fuel tank, the long exhaust barrel, large halogen-based headlamp, spring-assisted seat, conventional forks and the 19/18-inch wheel setup lends it a robust yet handsome persona. Point is, this time Benelli India is in the right hands. The Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 joins our range of long-term test vehicles. Attention to detail is excellent, which is what impresses a lot. To add, with the grab rails placed much lower- one could barely manage to get his fingertips and would need to crouch to get a hold around them. When compared to the Jawa, Benelli is again giving you the best in segment build quality, the unmatched three-year unlimited km warranty and two-year complimentary service again stand out, better ergonomics for taller folks while still being in reach of shorter riders, way better seats for the rider and pillion, and the bike’s delivery before you get old.