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Benelli 302R BS4

Benelli 302R BS4 is a bike with the last known price Rs. 3,17,558 in India. It had 1 variant and 3 colours. It and was powered by a 300 cc BS-IV engine with a user reported mileage of 26 kmpl. It came with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement300 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported26 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight198 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 3,17,558

Benelli 302R BS4 is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued
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Benelli 302R BS4 Summary

302R BS4 key highlights

Engine Capacity 300 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 26 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 198 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Seat Height 785 mm

About 302R BS4

Benelli unveiled their first small capacity fully-faired motorcycle - the Tornado 302R at the 2015 EICMA. This motorcycle has been developed for markets like India, where there is a demand of such fully-faired bikes.

When it comes to the overall design, the Benelli Tornado 302R looks really good. However, the front of the bike looks slightly disproportionate. The side profile of the bike is very attractive due to the red trellis frame and the decal job. On the other hand, the instrument cluster looks very basic, just like its quality.

The Benelli Tornado 302R is powered by a parallel-twin liquid cooled engine. This mill produces 36bhp at 12,000rpm and peak torque of 27Nm at 9,000rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The Tornado 302R has a claimed top speed of 170kmph but for track junkies, there is an upgrade kit which will be available soon after the global launch. This performance kit will help the bike churn out close to 40bhp.

The suspension duties for the Benelli Tornado 302R are taken care of by 41mm upside down forks at the front and monoshock with adjustable preload at the rear. The braking power comes from twin 260mm floating discs with a four piston caliper at the front and a single 240mm disc with a single piston caliper brake at the rear. The bike will be available with ABS as an option.
DSK Motowheels will sell this bike in India as a completely-knocked-down (CKD) unit and the launch will take place by May 2017. We are expecting the bike to be priced between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.25 lakh and will compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the Yamaha YZF-R3.
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Benelli 302R BS4 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • The ride quality is surprisingly good
    • The overall riding stance is comfortable
    • Has an attractive exhaust note
  • Could be Better

    • Could get better brake feel
    • Has limited service reach

BikeWale's Take

The only-faired Benelli in India lives upto the company's name. It has brawny looks and an exhaust note to match. The bike is also easy to ride in the city thanks to its ergonomics. However, in terms of mechanicals, it could get a better braking setup.

Benelli 302R BS4 Review

This is the production version of DSK-Benelli's entry-level sports offering, the 302R. And it unashamedly borrows from the Benelli line-up, just like the youngest in any large joint family would. 

What is it?

Why I would buy the 302R

This bike does so many things right – ride quality, ergonomics, comfort and even handling – you can't help but liking it. Plus, it comes with ABS as standard.

Why I would avoid the 302R

For all its engine capacity and sound, it simply lacks the go. It also doesn't get you excited like a sports bike ought to.

This is the production version of DSK-Benelli's entry-level sports offering, the 302R. And it unashamedly borrows from the Benelli line-up, just like the youngest in any large joint family would. 

So, the name was initially snatched from the family's only supersports ever, the Tornado TRE. But, then a light bulb must have gone off in the DSK boardroom, because the taus, fufas and maussas in tier 2 and 3 towns might have found it difficult to pronounce the windstorm. It also borrows its mechanicals – in a broad sense – from the naked TNT 300. But, we will get to that later. For now, let´s talk presence.

And the 302R checks that box quite convincingly.

For starters it is big – or should we say long, and a bit odd. The front faring is large and heavily stickered and it screams for attention. Then there’s the long and upswept tail, the high and sculpted fuel tank, and a two-piece seat design, all of which comes together rather well. The oddity though comes from how long the bodywork seems in relation to the wheelbase of the motorcycle.

Personally, I am not a fan of the bike’s styling, but that’s unimportant, because the 302R certainly grabs eyeballs on the street. 

How is it to ride?

Now this is where the 302R left me dumbfounded. And not because it is the best motorcycle I have ever ridden; it’s not. I like it, sure, but I was amazed at how wrong I read it before I rode it. Here’s why.

The engine specs of the 302R read like this. It runs a 300cc, 4 valve-per-cylinder, liquid cooled and fuel injected parallel twin unit. So, it’s modern. The engine’s output at 38bhp and a little over 26Nm isn’t half bad either, especially when you consider it’s nearly in the same ballpark as the other similar capacity parallel twins in the market. And then you get astride and gas it, and immediately, you are welcomed by this lovely intake howl. So, you roll the throttle to the stops expecting a surge in acceleration that will put a smile on your face. You cross 6,000rpm and your expectations shoot up further for you have just felt a hint of surge coupled with the exhaust taking on a louder, more purposeful note. Now you wait for the big kick. But, it never comes. Not at 8 or 9 or even post 10,000rpm. It’s like expecting Abhishek Bachchan to deliver a hit… on his own. 

Now before you conclude that the 302R is a slow poke, it’s not. It’s just not as quick as one expects a near 40bhp motorcycle to be. The upside to this, of course, is that anyone can ride it. Then no matter their riding skills or what they might be upgrading from, chances are they won’t scare or kill themselves. The fact that the engine is wonderfully tractable makes things easier still. The specs say the 302R makes its peak torque at 9,000rpm. But, in the real world, it’s happy to get going from as low as 3,000rpm without hiccup. It’s also a near vibe-free engine. Yes, it’s that friendly. What’s more, the 302R remains approachable for every other riding aspect too. The ride quality is pliant; the seating ergonomics are less sports-bike and more commuter-like; the rider’s perch is both low and roomy; and when you aren’t trying to rip the throttle grip off the handlebar, it is acceptably quiet as well.

 

Now the 302R also weighs quite a bit, a tad under 200kg. And that’s never a good thing for a sports offering. Surprisingly, the Benelli hides its weight quite well on the move, unless you are moving it around for a finicky photographer. Be it commuting in the city or making U-turns, helped by the generous turning circle, the 302R never felt like it would trip over its own wheels. It also doesn’t put any pressure on your wrists and with a seat that qualifies as comfy; this Benelli makes for quite a good daily ride.It remains agreeable even when you hit the twisties. To be clear, we only rode the bike in pouring rain. So, for the benefit of our journalist friends from other media houses who’d be riding the bike after us, we didn’t push the handling envelope of the bike as much as we would have liked.But, with whatever we could manage, the 302R felt quite up to the task of leaning. It doesn’t have the most communicative chassis and it’s no cat at attacking corners, but it is quite fluid nonetheless. All it needs is a prod to tip into corners and then thanks to those Metzelers, there’s just loads to grip even in the wet. Plus, given our experience with these tyres on KTM 390s, these should be a huge asset in the dry as well.

Anything else I should know?

Apart from being usable, comfortable and approachable, the Benelli 302R is also simplistic. So, you don’t get too much under the ‘equipment’ tab. There’s digital instrumentation, albeit a boring looking one, which has your basic read-outs for speed, rpm, trip, time, fuel level and temperature. Additionally, it also gets a gear indicator. The 302R also gets an adjustable brake lever and ABS as standard. As you can tell, it’s not a very long list. 

Now compared to its TNT sibling with which it shares the engine, Benelli has reworked the cycle parts quite a bit. The chassis, still a trellis frame, has been completely revised. The swing-arm is new and the rear monoshock is now centrally mounted. The R also gets new wheels, better tyres and a full-length exhaust. The brakes remain wavy twin discs upfront and single disc at the rear, and though the progression is decent, the setup could do with more consistent bite.

 

Should I buy one?

If you are chasing performance over everything else, skip it. If you want the ultimate handling tool, skip it. And if you can’t do without fancy tech and love anorexic machines, again, skip it.

However, if you want something reasonably quick for daily riding that’s comfortable, spacious and has ABS, the 302R works. It also works decently well as a highway tool. And, of course, with that look-at-me styling and the whoa-what’s-that exhaust and induction notes, it’s great for a bit of ‘shining’ as well.

And did we mention it comes with a 4 year/unlimited mileage warranty? Well, it does! Now, that is some peace of mind.

Where does it fit in?

The Benelli 302R is launched at Rs 3.48 lakhs (ex-showroom). As of now, since the Yamaha R3 isn’t on sale, the only true rival for the Benelli blueprint is the Kawasaki Ninja 300. But, it is little more expensive and unlike the 302R, doesn’t get ABS. One can also look at the fiercer RC390; the KTM might not be as roomy or comfortable, but it’s fast, gets ABS and is significantly cheaper. We would have suggested the Honda CBR250R as well, but again like the R3, it isn’t on sale currently.

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Benelli 302R BS4 mileage

As reported by 302R BS4 owners, the real mileage of Benelli 302R BS4 is 26 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of 302R BS4 is 25 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 37.7 bhp @ 11,500 rpm

    Max Torque 26.5 Nm @ 10,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 300 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 65 mm

    Stroke 45.2 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 12:1

    Ignition TLI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.4 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 364 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 25 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 26 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 260 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60 R 17, 66 H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston Rear-Single Piston

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70 R 17, 54 H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Ø 41 mm inverted Telescopic forks

    Rear Suspension Rear swing arm with central shock absorber

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 198 kg

    Overall Length 2,150 mm

    Overall Width 745 mm

    Wheelbase 1,410 mm

    Ground Clearance 150 mm

    Seat Height 785 mm

    Overall Height 1,115 mm

    Chassis Type Steel trestle in steel tubes

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeHalogen And Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Benelli 302R BS4 User Reviews

4.7 47 ratings 21 reviews
  • 4

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  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

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  •  5Sweet inline sound super tourer and super head turner 1 year ago by Chris, Chennai

    Awesome bike nice and comfortable, sturdy feel more planted in highway.Dual purpose bike, can be ridden in highway in city. U can ride this bike from 25 kmph in 6th gear all the way to 180kmph. Pickup lesser than all 300cc bikes but very tractable motor and low torque i

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  5Race partner 302r - honest review after an year of usage 1 year ago by Abhishek, Pune

    Even tough the price looks a bit higher but you wont feel it, once you own it. It is generally misinterpreted to be a big bike, best in class sound, you can feel that race punch of both torque and barrel noise once you hit the 5000 rpm mark.This can do way more than any

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

  •  5Perfect musical tune stock exhaust 1 year ago by Dandibhotla Raviteja, Hyderabad

    The perfect review of mine is...If u want a perfect musical tuning machine in the 300 segment....This one is the perfect bike matches to u and gives us a sporty feel while riding amongst all the 300 cc segment bikes....The pickup is awesome and the ground clearance is t

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      26 kmpl

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  •  5Few words about benelli 302r 1 year ago by Baijit Rahaman, Kolkata

    It was my dream to be owner of a superbike. My budget was 4,00,000 and i wanted a bike with good looks and with sound like an in-line 4 cylinder bike. I choose benelli 302r to be my first bike1. While buying this i was too excited and i was sick at that day 2.It's ridin

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5Best sound bike 1 year ago by Rishi, Mumbai

    Riding experience is amazing and sound of the bike superb...Even for others, the so-called 'born-again bikers' who want to get back into motorcycling after a break, it's this class of motorcycles which holds appeal - not too expensive, decent and sporty looks, and enter

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      Never owned

  •  5Review 1 year ago by Tony, Bangalore

    really fantastic to ride for long I was unstoppable from Bangalore to Mumbai I traveled in one day without any break but I filled full tank for thrice and last it was half tank left according to me it gives a mileage of 28-30 and without any spots it went that much far

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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