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    Default DSK-Benelli 302R launched at INR 3.48 Lakh ex-showroom pan-India

    The wait finally ends as DSK-Benelli India launches the DSK Benelli 302R today, 25th July 2017. The launch is currently going on in Pune and here's what we know so far

    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 maneuverability, even in the harshest of all conditions.

    We had ridden this bike last year during our #100Motorcycles project, here's our report from that ride
    http://100motorcycles.xbhp.com/tornado/

    UPDATES: The Benelli 302R has been launched at INR 3.48 lakh ex-showroom pan-India.

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    Default Re: LIVE UPDATES: DSK-Benelli launches the Benelli 302 today!

    I just now thought of this and here it appears. Looking forward to the updates.

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    UPDATES: The Benelli 302R has been launched at INR 3.48 lakh ex-showroom pan-India.

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    Benelli has sold 4000 units this year and they are targeting a figure of 6000 units next year.


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    It weighs more than a few litre class bikes.

    What is it made of, only metal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS16 View Post
    It weighs more than a few litre class bikes.

    What is it made of, only metal?

    Ninja 300 = 164 KG
    R3 = 169 KG

    Its 11 kg more than an R3, which is about fair, since the TNT300i was extremely heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Ninja 300 = 164 KG
    R3 = 169 KG

    Its 11 kg more than an R3, which is about fair, since the TNT300i was extremely heavy.
    As per dsk benelli india website kerb weight is 198kgs.

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    Default Re: LIVE UPDATES: DSK-Benelli launched at INR 3.48 Lakh ex-showroom pan-India

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Ninja 300 = 164 KG
    R3 = 169 KG

    Its 11 kg more than an R3, which is about fair, since the TNT300i was extremely heavy.
    Ninja = 172Kg wet
    R3 = 167Kg wet

    And this Benelli is 198kg (kerb) which is way more higher than the competitors and produces slightly lesser power and torque compared to ninja.

    Have to wait and see for the ride report to know how exactly it will perform against its rivals. But the biggest USP is the ABS.
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    DSK could have definitely worked on reducing the weight. But Benelli's are over engineered machines and are rock solid on tarmac ( personal experience).
    From specifications it is very clear that this machine is not a track focused one like RC 390. But let us see what really are the strong points:

    1. Switchable ABS - Not in Ninja or Yamaha R3
    2. Metzelers - Yamaha R3 stock tyres are one of the poorest
    3. Can be used as a sports tourer as stance is really not that aggressive and can be used for daily commute (similar to Ninja and Yamaha)
    4. Pricing is between Yamaha R3 and Ninja (ex-showroom)

    Now what may hurt Benelli would be their after sales service cost and they should start offering AMC level costs to this bike from day one. It took two years for DSK to realize that their service costs are way too high and they have to introduce something like AMC which cuts down the cost by 30-40%.

    Now, waiting for powerdrift ride and review video for this. Yeah. One final point, after Kawasaki and Bajaj parted ways, hearing that Kawasaki's service is also way too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by experimentalhead View Post
    DSK could have definitely worked on reducing the weight. But Benelli's are over engineered machines and are rock solid on tarmac ( personal experience).
    From specifications it is very clear that this machine is not a track focused one like RC 390. But let us see what really are the strong points:

    1. Switchable ABS - Not in Ninja or Yamaha R3
    2. Metzelers - Yamaha R3 stock tyres are one of the poorest
    3. Can be used as a sports tourer as stance is really not that aggressive and can be used for daily commute (similar to Ninja and Yamaha)
    4. Pricing is between Yamaha R3 and Ninja (ex-showroom)

    Now what may hurt Benelli would be their after sales service cost and they should start offering AMC level costs to this bike from day one. It took two years for DSK to realize that their service costs are way too high and they have to introduce something like AMC which cuts down the cost by 30-40%.

    Now, waiting for powerdrift ride and review video for this. Yeah. One final point, after Kawasaki and Bajaj parted ways, hearing that Kawasaki's service is also way too expensive.
    true.. but R3 if paired with a decent set of rubbers, it will be nothing less.. imagine.. 3.5 for R3 + 15K for new set of rubbers, 3.7 max you get a better package than this (except ABS) I heard that ABS is coming for the R3 soon..

    personal opinion - I feel it's too expensive for that price what it offers, too heavy for track, fuel tank is ok for a tourer, maybe it's more stable during touring and crosswinds, confusing as what it's core marketed at is... like R3 & Ninjas are marketed as track tools but more comfy with big tanks like N3, yeah you can make it a sport tourer.. R3 also to some extent.. just confused what it's supposed to be.. a heavy weight track tool?
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    Default Re: DSK-Benelli 302R launched at INR 3.48 Lakh ex-showroom pan-India

    Post GST implementation what is the ex-showroom price of Ninja 300 and also if we adjust for GST rates would R3 (BS 3) have lesser ex-showroom price?

    The kerb weight is way too much but the ABS and tyres are a real advantage.

    Also, what brand of forks does the TNT 300 use?

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