Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 specification comparison, features, price

The Benelli Imperiale 400 is back in BS6 form. But here it has lost out on the affordability, becoming Rs 20,000 costlier than before. Benelli though offers five free service on this bike, including the labour. The bike has way less vibrations than the other motorcycle here – the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6. One can cruise at 100kmph on the Benelli Imperiale 400 but doing that on the Classic means getting numb fingers. However, getting an RE is cheaper and plus the widespread availability of spares means one needn’t worry.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 single seater

If this were left on us, our choice will be the Benelli Imperiale 400. A word of advice. Get a trusted mechanic outside the authorised service centre. Also, keep an eye on the spare parts availability over the counter. This will hold you in good stead. After all, having a stressful ride is not what one will be looking in the long run. We wouldn’t recommend an RE machine unless it is a Himalayan or the Interceptor 650.

Benelli Imperiale 400 Retro Classic

Do take a look at the specs below to understand more about the bikes. The Imperiale is heavier but has more ground clearance than the Classic.

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350

Imperiale 400
Royal Enfield
Classic 350
Engine Specification
TypeSingle cylinder, air cooledSingle cylinder, air cooled
Engine capacity374cc346cc
Valvetrain4 valves2 valves
Max Power21PS19.36PS
Max torque29Nm28Nm
L (mm)
H (mm)


Wheelbase (mm)1,4401,390
Fuel tank capacity12 litres13.5 litres
Kerb weight (kg)205195
Front41mm telescopicTelescopic
RearPre-load adjustableTwin gas charged shock
absorbers with
5-step adjustable preload
Front300mm disc280mm disc
Rear240mm disc240mm disc
Price (ex-Mumbai)1.99 lakhRs. 1.59 lakh – 1.84 lakh


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