The new 2023 Benelli Imperiale 400 Classic Motorcycle turns back time. It taps into the marque’s superb history to offer today’s free spirits an elegant, classic, and zealous ride previously available only in their dreams. Retro in appearance and simplicity yet thoroughly modern in performance and dependability.
2023 Benelli Imperiale 400 Classic Motorcycle – Features
Engine and Transmission
A 373.5cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine powers the motorcycle, producing a healthy 20.8 hp at 5500 rpm and 29.0 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. It has two valves per cylinder, an efficient fuel injection system, a bore/stroke measurement of 72.7 mm x 90.0 mm, and a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It uses a Single Overhead Cams layout. The ignition is thermostatically controlled, lubrication is accomplished using a pressure splash system, and air is used for cooling. Additionally, a wet multi-plate clutch and chain transmission complement the 5-speed manual gearbox to make for silky-smooth driving. Notably, it satisfies Euro 4 criteria with its catalytic converter and oxygen sensors, consuming only 3.20 liters of fuel every 100 kilometers while producing 74.2 g of CO2 per kilometer. However, the exhaust pipe, shaped like a peashooter, is a vintage detail.
Chassis, Suspension, Brakes and Wheels
The bike’s stable and dependable Double Cradle frame is one of its best characteristics. The 41mm telescopic forks up front provide responsive handling and a smooth ride over bumps on the road, while the 121mm of travel helps smooth the ride. However, with 56mm of travel at the back, the double shocks with coil spring oil damping ensure a smooth ride. The bicycle’s spoked rims give it a vintage appearance. The front tires are sized at 100/90-19 and the rear at 130/80-18, so they provide a good compromise between handling and comfort. The brakes are powerful, with a 300mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc, which include anti-lock brake systems (ABS) for increased control and safety.
Physical measures and capacities
With a dry weight of 197.0 kg and a power-to-weight ratio of 0.1055 HP/kg, the motorbike has a solid balance of weight and power for performance. Riders of all sizes can use the comfortable seat, set at 780 mm in its lowest configuration. It strikes a valuable size with dimensions of 1120 mm in height, 2170 mm in length, and 820 mm in width. Moreover, Its adaptability is increased by the 1440 mm wheelbase and 165 mm ground clearance. With a 12.0-liter gasoline tank and a 2.0-liter reserve capacity, it should have a respectable riding range.
Black, silver, and red are attractive color choices for this adaptable motorcycle. A hassle-free electric starter is one of its contemporary characteristics. Moreover, the instrument panel gives drivers a thorough view of essential data. It adds a touch of retro aesthetics while combining the traditional appeal of analog gauges with the functionality of digital displays.
2023 Benelli Imperiale 400 Classic Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
Engine and transmission
|Displacement||373.5 ccm (22.79 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||Single-cylinder, four-stroke|
|Power||20.8 HP (15.2 kW)) at 5500 RPM|
|Torque||29 Nm (3 kgf-m or 21.4 ft. lbs) at 3500 RPM|
|Bore x stroke||72.7 mm x 90.0 mm (2.9 inches x 3.5 inches)|
|Valves per cylinder||2|
|Fuel control||Single Overhead Cams (SOHC)|
|Lubrication system||Pressure splash|
|Transmission type||Chain (final drive)|
|Fuel consumption||3.20 liters/100 km (31.3 km/l or 73.51 mpg)|
|Greenhouse gases||74.2 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)|
|Emission details||Euro 4. Catalytic converter and oxygen sensors.|
|Exhaust system||Peashooter-style exhaust pipe|
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
|Frame type||Double Cradle|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic forks, Ø 41mm|
|Front-wheel travel||121 mm (4.8 inches)|
|Rear Suspension||Double shocks, coil spring oil damped|
|Rear wheel travel||56 mm (2.2 inches)|
|Front brakes||Single disc. ABS|
|Diameter||300 mm (11.8 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc. ABS|
|Diameter||240 mm (9.4 inches)|
Physical measures and capacities
|Dry weight||197.0 kg (434.3 pounds)|
|Power/weight ratio||0.1055 HP/kg|
|Seat height||780 mm (30.7 inches). If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Overall height||1120 mm (44.1 inches)|
|Overall length||2170 mm (85.4 inches)|
|Overall width||820 mm (32.3 inches)|
|Ground clearance||165 mm (6.5 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1440 mm (56.7 inches)|
|Fuel capacity||12.00 litres (3.17 US gallons)|
|Reserve fuel capacity||2.00 litres (0.53 US gallons)|
|Color options||Black, silver, red|
The 2023 Benelli Imperiale 400 Classic Motorcycle’s powerful 373.5cc engine, effective Euro 4 compliance, and vintage-inspired design elements are all highlighted by this model. A smooth and controlled ride is provided by its balanced chassis, quick suspension, and strong brakes. However, it mixes traditional style with contemporary utility, making it a desirable option for riders wanting both performance and beauty. It comes with a wide variety of attractive color graphics and combines analog and digital instruments.