LIVE DSK Benelli 302R India launch updates: Priced at INR 3.48 lakh

1:40 pm: With the Benelli 302R, the customer can also opt for the ‘Happy Savings Plan’ that comes with the advantages of low ownership cost as well as warranty protection.

1:30 pm: The Benelli 302R receives exclusive parts and accessories from the house of Benelli with extra accessories costing extra cash. The motorcycle comes under a warranty of 4 years with unlimited kms on the odo.

1:17 pm: Benelli 302R has a total length of 2150mm while its total width stands at 745mm. The height of the motorcycle is 1115mm. The bike has a ground clearance of 150mm while the wheelbase is 1410mm.

1:10 pm: The Benelli 302R has been fitted with split step up seats that are claimed to offer an optimum support to not only the rider but to the pillion as well. Furthermore, the ergonomics have been designed in such a way that the rider don’t feel stressed while taking his bike out on long distance rides. The position of the footpegs and the handlebar is such that it does not tire you out that much.

1:08 pm: The instrument cluster of the Benelli 302R comes as an analog digital unit. While the rev counter is shown with the help of an analog needle, rest of the information is displayed in the form of  digital numbers.

12:40 pm: Benelli 302R comes assisted with KYB inverted forks up front along with KYB monoshock at the rear. The braking to the 302R is delivered with the help of twin 260mm disc brakes at the front along with a single 240mm disc brake at the rear. ABS comes standard.

12:35 pm: So far, Benelli has sold over 2000 units in the year 2017 and aims to sell 6000 motorcycles by the end of the current calendar year. Having said that, the Italian brand indeed has some good expectations from the latest entrant into its line up i.e. the 302R.

12:32 pm: DSK Benelli aims to sell 2000 to 2500 units per year. The company has revealed that the level of localisation in future will depend upon the market demand. This can be between 15 to 20 percent.

12:29 pm: DSK Benelli has announced that it sold 4500 bikes last year and it eyes a target of 6000 unit for the current year. The company has a total of 26 dealerships as of now across India, which will be revamped to 40 by the end of this year.

12:27 pm: And the prices are out. The Benelli 302R has been launched in India at a price of INR 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The motorcycle comes with zero localisation, which means it is 100 percent imported. You can get the complete details about the Benelli 302R in our launch story.

12:21 pm: The wraps have been taken off the bike.

12:18 pm: The TV Commercial for the Benelli 302R is underway at the launch event. Keep holding on to your chairs. Prices will be out soon. Expected the bike to be launched at a price close to INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom) for India.

12:16 pm: The Benelli 302R has been assisted with a 14-litre fuel tank. The bike receives a LED tail lamp unit and a dual headlamp section up front that indeed looks sporty and appealing.

12:14 pm: The launch event for the Benelli 302R has finally started. The bike will be available across India in three colour options namely White Rosso, Red Nero and Silver Verde. Will be available across all DSK Benelli dealerships pan India.

12:10 pm: The DSK Benelli 302R comes powered by a 300cc, inline twin cylinder engine mated to a six-speed gearbox set up. The fuel injected motor produces respective power and torque outputs of 38 bhp and 27 Nm. The engine is Euro-IV compliant that makes it automatically meet BS-IV emission norms.

12:07 pm: The bookings for the Benelli 302R have already commenced at the company’s dealerships across India at a token amount of INR 25,000.

12:05 pm: Three motorcycles have occupied the stage. So there is a possibility that three colour options will be there for the Benelli 302R.

11:58 am: Our man has reached the launch venue. Proceedings will start in a few minutes from now. The stage is all set for the arrival of a new entrant in the country’s 300cc sportsbike category. Keep refreshing the F5 key if you do not want to miss any single action.

11:56 am: 
While the launch event will start in a few minutes from now, meanwhile, you can have a look at everything that you need to know about the Benelli 302R

11:35 am: There is still some time left for the launch event to start. Keep holding to your device for all the updates.

10:47 am: The Benelli 302R will be the first full faired motorcycle by the company for the Indian two-wheeler market.

10:45 am: Our team has left for the launch event. Stay tuned for all the updates.

DSK Benelli has launched its much awaited sportsbike in India that goes by the name Benelli 302R. The bike has been launched at a price of INR 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and it will be available in three colours namely Red Nero, White Rosso and Silver Verde. The motorcycle was first showcased in the country at the 2016 edition of Auto Expo and was one of the prime highlights at the company’s stall. The Benelli 302R was rumoured to get launched during the previous festive season but sadly, its arrival had been getting delayed since then due to a number of reasons. The bookings for the 302R have already commenced at the company’s dealerships at a token amount of INR 25,000 across India. The motorcycle will be open for display at some dealerships countrywide starting today. Also Read: DSK Benelli 302R launching today in India – What to expect

The Benelli 302R is powered by a 300cc, inline twin cylinder engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The fuel injected, BS-IV compliant motor generates respective power and torque outputs of 38 bhp and 27 Nm. Talking on the design front, the Benelli 302R is the most different motorcycle of the lot in the company’s line up due to its sporty full faired appearance. The twin headlamp set up at the front looks really appealing and enhances the overall character of the motorcycle. The dual tone colour schemes further add to the charm. Also Read: Benelli Tornado 302R bookings open; India launch in July 2017

The Benelli 302R has been assisted with twin 260mm disc brakes up front along with a single 240mm disc unit at the rear. Both further come linked to an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) as standard. The suspension system comprises of inverted forks at the front along with a monoshock at the rear.