DSK Motowheels have finally announced advance bookings for one of the most-awaited sports bikes of the year – DSK Benelli 302R. The announcement has sparked a unique wave of excitement amongst Indian biking aficionados who are curiously waiting for the full-faired sports bike to hit the road next month. The bookings can be made at any of the DSK Benelli showrooms located across the country. The expected ex-showroom price of the Benelli 302R lies at around 3.3 lakh INR and will be launched on July 25th, 2017.

DSK Benelli 302R directly descends from the lineage of Tornado, which is reputed globally for its extraordinary performance and unsurpassed features. Continuing this legacy, the fully faired sports bike has been designed to offer the same luxury, appealing style, and great comfort in the sub-500cc motorcycle segment. Featuring the Benelli trademark trestle frame, DSK Benelli 302R offers an exemplary performance and enthralling biking experience with unmatched manoeuvrability, even in the harshest of all conditions.

Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels said, “It is quite overwhelming to see that DSK Benelli 302R is receiving such a positive customer response even before it has entered the market. This signifies the trust and brand salience that DSK Benelli has been able to develop amongst the Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. What’s more remarkable about 302R is the fact that the fully faired sports bike is a true manifestation of the Tornado pedigree, whose legacy has enchanted the global superbiking community for about half a century now. Since advance bookings for the premium bike have been initiated, we are foreseeing strong disruptions in the Indian mid-range biking segment.”

DSK Benelli 302R comes loaded with a 300cc, in-line two cylinder, water-cooled, four-stroke engine. The launch of the sports bike is being perceived as DSK Benelli’s attempt to capture the massive mid-range biking segment and acquainting more customers with superbiking through an entry-level motorcycle bearing the legendary brand’s name.

DSK Benelli 302R Tornado specifications

  • Engine: In line 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, liquid cooled , 4 valves DOHC
  • Capacity: 300 cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 65 x 45.2 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 12:1
  • Power: 28 kW (37.5 HP) @ 10,000 rpm
  • Torque: 27.4 Nm @ 9,000 rpm
  • Fuel supply: Electronic fuel injection with 34 mm throttle body
  • Exhaust system with catalytic converter and oxygen sensors
  • 6 speed gearbox
  • Chassis: Steel trestle in steel tubes
  • Front suspension: 41 mm upside-down forks
  • Front suspension travel: 120 mm
  • Rear suspension: Rear swing arm with mono shock absorber
  • Rear suspension travel: 45 mm
  • Front brake: Double floating disks 260 mm with 4 pistons caliper with and ABS
  • Rear brake: Single disc 240 mm with floating caliper single piston and ABS
  • Front tyre: 110/70-ZR17
  • Rear tyre: 150/60 – ZR17
  • Wheelbase: 1410 mm
  • Ground clearance: 165 mm
  • Dry weight: 190 kg
  • Tank capacity: 14 L

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