Benelli Delays the Launch of Tornado 302R in India

DSK Benelli recently confirmed the delay in launch of its new product, Tornado 302R in India. The motorcycle is preparing to comply with BS4 norms as the one on display was good for BS3 emission level only. They will delay the launch by three months. Benelli Tornado 302R was planned for January but will make way into the Indian market in April 2017.

The new policy for Indian two wheelers state that every model launched after April 1, 2017 should comply with BS4 emission norms. Design and components for the motorcycle have been finalized and it will surely use most of its parts from the current generation TNT300 in India. Tornado 302R will compete against Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3.


Benelli Delays the Launch of Tornado 302R in India

Benelli Tornado 302R is powered by a retuned version of twin cylinder, 300 cc engine that produces 35.5 BHP at 10000 rpm and 27.4 Nm at 9000 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox, claiming a top speed of 170 kmph in everyday riding conditions. It comes with a seat height of 780 mm, providing it with the most easily accessible seats in its segment.


The motorcycle may claim a price tag of around INR 3.20 lakh (ex-showroom). The part sharing equation with the TNT300 makes it easier for Benelli to revise the pricing of both the models by increasing the localization amount for the motorcycle. Benelli bikes are known for their excellent exhaust notes and this one would be the first fully faired racer after the mighty Tornado 1130.

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