Strongly recalling the tradition and legend of the House of Pesaro, with the Imperiale 400 Benelli reinterprets a historic model of the Benelli-MotoBi range produced in the 1950s.It is an authentic and pure bike, which in its simplicity retains its distinct personality, for a classic motorcycle with a genuine character, conceived for true free spirits.
The Imperiale 400 is equipped with a single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled engine with a single overhead camshaft timing system and electronic fuel injection offering maximum fuel economy in any riding conditions. Its maximum power is 19,7 hp (14,5 kW) at 5500 rpm, with torque of 28 Nm (2.85 kgm) at 3500 rpm.
Extremely easy to ride and handle, the Imperiale 400 has a compact and durable double cradle frame made of steel tubes and plates. The design of the exhaust and inserts make it a motorcycle with a classic yet extremely elegant style. The front suspension features a telescopic fork with legs having a 41 mm diameter and 110 mm travel, while the rear has a swinging arm with double shock absorber and travel of 65 mm.
The effective and balanced braking system of the Imperiale 400 features a 300 mm diameter floating disc on the front with two-piston callipers and a 240 mm disc with single-piston calliper at the rear, thus ensuring full control of the bike. ABS is also standard.
The aluminium alloy rims have different diameters: 19" on the front end, 18" on the back, respectively mounting 110/90 and 130/80 tyres.
Imperiale 400, offered in red, will be available in the second half of 2018. The price is yet to be determined.