302R Price is competitive when you factor in the competition…

Moments back Benelli has launched their latest motorcycle in the range and there is a big change – It is no more called as ‘Tornado 302’ – instead its name for India is just 302R.

302R is powered by the same 300cc parallel twin liquid cooled DOHC engine of the TNT 300 however DSK has bumped up its power output as compared to the international version. It now produces 38.26 bhp of peak power at 11500 rpm and 26.5 Nm of maximum torque at 10000 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

302R USPs

Let us list a few USPs of the motorcycle..

  • First and foremost, 302R comes with dual channel ABS – its the only motorcycle in this segment to get the safety net.
  • 302R also gets dual-disc setup at the front. There are two 260mm rotors at the front whereas a single 220 mm disc does duty at the rear.
  • It gets chunky 41mm upside down forks.
  • Though we haven’t ridden the motorcycle yet – but keeping the TNT’s exhaust note in mind, the 302R is expected to sound the best in the segment.

302R Colours

DSK Benelli is offering the motorcycle in three colour options..

  • White Rosso
  • Silver Verde
  • Red Nero

All the three colours are [pictured on this page].

Benelli 302R Price

Benelli 302R Rs 3.48 Lakhs

*price ex-showroom in India

This is exactly what we had predicted and the pricing is actually interesting. Because the 2017 Ninja 300, which does NOT come with ABS, is costlier by around Rs 12,000-17,000. And the Yamaha R3 when it gets BS4 compliant, is also expected to cost around 3.4 Lakhs (without ABS). And if Yamaha decides to load the Indian version with ABS – it will be around the ballpark of the current non-ABS Ninja 300.

So essentially, weighing in at 198 kg (wet), 302R is the cheapest faired twin cylinder sports motorcycle which comes with ABS. So, what do you think – will you buy it over Ninja 300 and R3 whenever it comes?

I will buy

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  • Kerb weight of 198 kg and torque is not so high. Really need to wait for the riding report.

  • retipser jay

    sigh!

  • Sanjay Sable

    I would have considered this motorcycle only if the pillion seat was more comfortable and spacious. Its too stingy. 🙁