Benelli has made a foray into the cruiser segment with the new 402S City Cruiser. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Ducati XDiavel, the 402S City Cruiser is powered by a 40 horsepower parallel twin engine.
The exposed trellis frame, flowing fuel tank, twin exhaust pipes and the sharp headlamp give the Benelli 402S City Cruiser the aggressive looks of a power cruiser. To improve utility, it gets a digital instrument console and a 16-litre fuel tank, which should prove useful on long hauls. Powering the 402S City Cruiser is a 399.3cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, which produces 39bhp and 35Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission. It rides on 17-inch wheels with 41mm inverted front forks and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock. Brake setup consists of twin 260mm discs up front and a 240mm disc at the rear.
While the bold looks alone would have been enough to draw customers into the showroom, the parallel twin sound track should seal the deal. After all, the exhaust note is one of the biggest factors in making the Benelli TNT 600i and the TNT 300 so popular among Indian buyers. However, there has been no word from the company or DSK MotoWheels whether the bike will be introduced in India any time soon.