Benelli 302S is now officially listed on the international website, taking into consideration important markets like China in the first phase. The motorcycle is expected to launch in India after the premium product launch spree by the brand is over.
The launch could take place as soon as the early months of 2020 as the brand would be able to sell all the existing TNT 300 examples for the new INR 2.99 lakh price tag by that time. The 302S is basically the same machine as TNT 300, getting some important updates in the form of styling, basic feature list, and colour options. The model is also seen with an all-new digital instrument console for effective rivalry.
The blue backlit console is available with a clock on the top left corner and all remaining values are seen within the semi-circular tachometer. The rectangular screen in enclosed in a uniquely shaped console while standard bar-type handlebar remains the same as the India-spec Benelli TNT 300 on the 302S.
The front comes with a sharp headlight design, enclosing a projector and LED light in a very impressive pattern. The model retains the dual front disc brakes with 260mm diameter and petal-type design. On the other hand, the rear disc measures 240mm. Both the ends are secured with dual-channel ABS.
Benelli 302S is using the same 300cc, twin-cylinder engine, producing approx 38 HP of power and 25.6 Nm of torque. However, the values are tuned slightly according to the fuel conditions of different countries. The output for India will stay the same as current-gen 302R.
The motorcycle is available in China in various colour options but the most attractive one seems to be the Neon Green shade with matching alloy wheels. The seat height for the model remains feasible at 795mm while the ground clearance may feel limited at just 140mm (unladen). The Benelli 302S is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 3.20 lakh.