Updated January 16th, 2024 at 17:39 IST
Benelli Tornado 400 accelerates into global market
The Benelli Tornado 400 will go up against heavy-weights in this vertical of sport bikes such as KTM RC 390, Yamaha R3, Kawasaki Ninja 400
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New Superbike entrant: Benelli has introduced its new mid-weight bike, Benelli Tornado 400, in the European markets. The latest entry-level model in the 300-500 cc bike segment was unveiled at the 2023 edition of EICMA, the world's foremost two-wheeler exhibition.
The new Tornado is expected to have an official launch in Europe, with prices expected to be revealed in the first half of 2024.
Style & features
The Benelli Tornado 400 will go up against heavy-weights in this vertical of sport bikes such as KTM RC 390, Yamaha R3, Kawasaki Ninja 400, and the recently-unveiled Aprilia RS457.
Visually, it is reminder of other Tornado models from Benelli’s lineup, with a lean, angular and semi-faired design, the company informed.
The vertically stacked twin-pod LED headlamp on the front apron gives the bike a mean and aggressive look, it said.
The visual focus areas of the motorbike are its upright windscreen, floating tail-section, a split-seat setup, and an upswept exhaust muffler.
The low-set clip-on handlebar and rear-set footpegs make the riding posture very committed.
The rest of the features making it a standout sporting package are the 5-inch full-colour TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity for calls and text alerts, navigation via smartphone app, tyre pressure monitoring system, and a USB charging port.
Hardware and powertrain
The Benelli Tornado 400 has a tubular steel frame, a single-sided swingarm, which is suspended on 37mm upside down front forks and a rear monoshock.
The braking duties are handled by 300mm twin discs at the front and a 240mm single disc at the rear, with floating callipers from Nissin. The dual-channel ABS makes for a standard offering.
Tornado 400 is fuelled by a 399cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor synced with a six-speed gearbox via a torque assisted, slipper clutch, allowing smoother gear changes.
This specific motor pumps out 47.6 bhp and 38 Nm of peak torque, while abiding by the European A2 licence restrictions.
Published January 16th, 2024 at 17:39 IST
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