Benelli 302R

 

   

Make Model.

Benelli 302R

Year

2018

Engine

Parallel twin, DOHC, 8 valves

Capacity

300 cc / 18.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 65 x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Exhaust With catalytic converter and oxygen sensors, Euro 4 compliant

Induction

EFI with 37 mm throttle body

Ignition

ECU

Spark Plug

NGK CR8E
Starting Electric

Max Power

28.3 kW / 38 hp @ 12000 rpm

Max Torque

26 Nm / 2.8 kgf-m @ 9000 rpm

Clutch

Wet clutch

Transmission 

6-Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel tube trellis frame

Front Suspension

41 mm USD fork, adjustable

Front Wheel Travel

120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with monoshock, spring preload adjustable

Rear Wheel Travel

120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

Dual 260 mm floating discs, 4-piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS

Front Wheel

MT 2.75 x 17 in DOT, Aluminium alloy

Rear Wheel

MT 4.00 x 17 in DOT, Aluminium alloy

Front Tyre

110/70-ZR17

Rear Tyre

150/60-ZR17

Dimensions

Length: 2175 mm / 85.6 in
Width:     746 mm / 29.4 in
Height:  1146 mm / 45.1 in

Wheelbase

1410 mm / 55.5 in

Ground Clearance

180 mm / 7.1 in

Seat Height

790 mm / 31.1 in

Dry Weight

180 kg / 397 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

14 Litres / 3.7 US gal

Benelli re-launched the Tornado 302, under a new name, the Benelli 302R. Little seems to have changed in the past two years, aside from a new graphics package on the bodywork and Euro4 compliance.

The Benelli 302R is based on the naked TNT 300 motorcycle, but gets a host of changes. The new fairing is all new and gives it a complete new style. More prominent is the twin headlamp setup, while the colour scheme takes inspiration from the colours of the Italian flag. It comes with split seats, LED tail lights and clear lens indicators. The bike also gets clip-on handlebars and repositioned foot pegs for a more aggressive riding position. There is now a side mounted exhaust with a dual end-can.

The bike also gets an analog-digital instrument cluster, as well as an all-new Trellis frame, parts of which remain exposed despite the side fairing. The chassis makes way for 50:50 weight distribution, while there is also a new swingarm.

Power on the Benelli 302R comes from the BS-IV compliant 300 cc parallel-twin, liquid cooled engine taken from the TNT 300. The twin-pot motor produces 38 bhp of power and 26 Nm of peak torque, while paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Benelli says the gear ratios have been altered for improved power output.

The suspension setup includes 41 mm Upside Down (USD) forks up front and a monoshock setup at the rear, while braking performance comes from the 260 mm dual discs up front and a 220 mm single disc at the rear. Dual channel ABS comes as standard.

The Benelli 302R will be offered in three colour options - White Rosso, Red Nero, and Silver Verde.