Having updated four of its products to meet the BS6 emission norms, Benelli has now revised the prices. The entry point into the Italian brand continues to be the Imperiale 400 which is now priced at Rs 1.90 lakh
Benelli first started transitioning into the BS6 era with the launch of the Imperiale 400 in July last year. The Italian marquee launched the retro-classic offering at Rs 1.99 lakh, which was Rs 20,000 more than the outgoing BS4 iteration. Given that the rivals in this class like the Royal Enfield Meteor, Honda H’ness CB350 as well as the Jawa are all priced lower than the Imperiale 400, Benelli had the price disadvantage. Thankfully, Benelli seems to have corrected that as the company has now slashed the price of the Imperiale 400 down to Rs 1.89 lakh, which is over Rs 10,000 lower than its launch price last year.
The Leoncino 500 was reintroduced in the BS6 avatar in February this year at a starting price of Rs 4.60 lakh. Benelli has now increased the price of their half-litre scrambler by Rs 9,000 and is now priced at Rs 4.69 lakh. Meanwhile, the pricing of the TRK 502 and the TRK 502X has also been increased. The middle-sized ADVs were brought back on sale earlier in the year at Rs 4.80 lakh and Rs 5.20 lakh respectively. Those planning to buy either of these ADVs will now have to shell out Rs 5,000 more than before.
Mechanically, all four motorcycles continue to be the same. While Benelli hasn’t had to change any of the cycle parts either, all four motorcycles have some minor updates in the features they offer. Benelli is yet to bring in the updated version of the quarter-litre iteration of the Leoncino. Expect the Leoncino 250 to be priced competitively as well.