Benelli this time came with a bang, to relish the auto market and to revive the customers that are fatigue with the old school models that are existing in the market. In order to give performance natured iconic sports model to the customers, engineers of the Benelli worked hard and debuted the ‘302 R’. The Benelli 302 R is the perfect sports model that was first made its stance in the 2016 auto expo.
At that time it mesmerized all the footfalls with its attractive design philosophy. This sporty faired model gets surely enchants the riding experience by giving perfect sporty stance to the rider. While the 300 cc engine gives energetic rides which motive the rider to drive the bike for distant rides. It’s time for us to get deeper into every compartment of the bike.
Benelli 302R gets accessible in astounding color schemes like;
DESIGN & STYLING
The 302 R is a perfectly faired sports model that appears to be a feast for the eyes. Being an entry-level motor from the Italian manufacturer “Benelli”. The rider stance gets when riding the bike on roads. The exemplary design philosophy will definitely a big asset for the bike to throb the heart of the auto adores. The 302 R design & styling cues are alike to the ‘TNT 300’ which is another opulent model from the Benelli lineup.
The nicely crafted single headlight unit at the front along with rear view mirrors housed on the front visor grab the attention of mankind. While the 14-liters macho looking fuel tank gives perfect riding posture to the biker and also elevate the overall look of the bike. The comfy seating posture to the biker & pillion is getting from a nicely-padded split step-up seat. Hence no stress to the rider & pillion while on the go.
The bike acknowledges the rider regarding speed, fuel, trip meter, tachometer(analog), with the help of semi-digital & semi-analog instrument console that displays significant info of the bike at right time.
The bike holds strong on all situations and for this, thanks to the bike maker for building the bike on a robust Trestle in steel tube chassis that withstands well in emergencies. The bike maker crafted the 320R in good dimensions that measure 2175 mm in length, 746 mm in width and 1146 mm in height along with a 1410 mm of wheelbase that offers decent ground clearance of 180 mm that enables perfect maneuvering and capabilities like; sharp edging & cornering. The bike weighs only 180 kg, which ensures decent handling abilities to the biker with great ease.
The Benelli 320 R runs on a 110/70 front and 150/60 rear Metzeler tubeless tyres that offer the good amount of grip on all terrains, even in wet roads as well. Thus the rider can handle the bike and can also perform the stunts (under the supervision) with great ease and less effort.
These grippy tyres are wrapped to 17-inch alloy wheels, which looks to be elegant in the bike. The ferocious speed of the bike gets stoppable with the application of braking unit that employed on both the ends; where the front gets a 260mm petal disc brakes while the rear gets a single 240mm disc brake.
The biker further gets assisted with the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System ) that comes as a standard option on the biker. Hence the rider can gain the start position with the effective application of the rider and efficient working of braking units. The rider & pillion gets blissful comfort on the entire go, with the trouble-free 41 mm upside-down telescopic fork at the front and swing arm aided central mono shock absorber at the rear. Therefore the rides of the biker & pillion will be a full meal.
Power of the tourer, get from the 300cc, inline 2-cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-stroke engine that churns out a peak power & torque figures to run the bike with great speed. The 34.81 bhp of power @ 12000 rpm along with a peak torque of 27 Nm @ 9000 rpm. The transmission duties are carried by a 6-speed gearbox that transmits the grunt to the rear wheel.
The gearbox also offers easy gear shift configuration of 1-gear down & 5-gears up pattern. The continuous power to the mill and good throttle response are possible with the of 12:01 of compression ration with a power-oriented bore x stroke ratio of 65 mm x 54.2 mm. The rider can experience the ferocious ride that the bike offers.
Hence one can go with this entry-level tourer by sparing almost INR 3.48 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
IS IT BEST?
The Benelli is the powerful yet augmented sports model that delivers breathtaking performance to endeavor the terrains effortlessly. While the elegantly designed framework enhances the overall bike appearance and hence this tourer will definitely a elevates the name & fame of brand, and outstrips in the number game. The Benelli 302R is going to contend with existing top leaders in the market like Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM RC 390.
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