Imperiale 400 BS6 changes include minor alterations to the power and torque figures but they may alter the behavior of the classic cruiser…

Like it generally is the case with classic motorcycles, Benelli has’t made a lot of changes in its 2020 Imperiale 400 which was launched just a few days back in India. It becomes the first motorcycle in Benelli’s domestic portfolio to become Bharat Stage 6 compliant and hence, eligible for sale.

Let us quickly list the three spec changes that we can notice in the new Imperiale.

Imperiale 400 BS6 Changes

  • Peak Power RPM – The maximum power output of 21 PS has been retained however, it now comes at 6000 rpm, 500 rpm later than the BS4 version.
  • Peak Torque RPM – Again, Benelli has managed to retain the max torque of 29 Nm but interestingly it now peaks at 3500 rpm, full 1000 rpm earlier than before. These two pointers suggest that there will be changes in the way power is delivered.
  • Width – For some reason the width of the Imperiale 400 BS6 is 5 mm more than the older model (820 mm). Exact reason for this change is not known.
Imperiale 400 BS6 changes
Imperiale 400 BS4 impressed us greatly in our road test. Click pic to read review…

Rest of the stuff appears to be very similar to the outgoing model on the website, including the road ready weight of 205 kilos. It continues to be offered in three colors of red, black and silver.

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Fuel economy of the motorcycle is also listed at 3.2 liter per 100 km or 31.25 km for every liter in Indian speak.

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The new Imperiale 400 now comes at a price tag of Rs 1.99 Lakh, up from Rs 1.79 Lakh the BS4 version was offered at – an increment of Rs 20,000 or about 11 percent.

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