After a really long time in 2017, we got an exciting week for 2-wheelers freak. Yes, this week Italian Motorcycle Brand Benelli launch it’s baby 302. ‘Benelli 302 R ABS’ is the newly launched motorcycle and we all know madness and passion for the powerful and muscular bike in India. Some market leaders and well-established bikes are already on sale in this category or we can say at this price range. Like Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC 390, Yamaha R3 and more.
Today we are going to compare Benelli 302 R from Kawasaki Ninja300 and Yamaha R3.
OK, we all know in India we love the Japanese Brand ‘Yamaha’ very much and Kawasaki is known here as the status symbol of power and ride quality.
Benelli is not very well known brand for every Indian and very few distributing unit is the main reason behind that. Kawasaki is more famous than Benelli but not like Yamaha.
OK, so it’s time to start the comparison without wasting the quality time. First of all have a glimpse on specs o these 3:
|Benelli 302 R||Yamaha YZF R3||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|Engine Type||In line 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, |
water cooled , 4 valves for cylinder double overhead camshaft
|2-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC, 4-Valves||Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke Parallel Twin|
|Mileage||NA||24 Kmpl||25 Kmpl|
|Ignition||Self Only||Self Only||Self Only|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||300 cc||321 cc||296 cc|
|Maximum Power||37.54 bhp @ 10K rpm||41.4 bhp @ 10750 rpm||38.4 bhp @ 11K rpm|
|Maximum Speed||170 kmph||188 kmph||160 Kmph|
|Maximum Torque||27.4 Nm @ 9K rpm||2906 Nm @ 9K rpm||27.0 Nm @ 10K rpm|
|Gear Box||6 Speed||6 Speed||6 Speed|
|Fuel Supply System||Fuel Injection||Fuel Injection||Fuel Injection|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled||Air Cooled||Liquid Cooled|
|Clutch||Wet Clutch||Wet, Multiple Disc||Wet, Multi Plate|
|Length||2150 mm||2090 mm||2015 mm|
|Height||1115 mm||1135 mm||1110 mm|
|Width||745 mm||720 mm||715 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm||160 mm||140 mm|
|Saddle Height||785 mm||780 mm||785 mm|
|Wheel Base||1410 mm||1380 mm||1405 mm|
|Kerb Weight||180 Kgs||169 Kgs||172 Kgs|
|Additional Features Of Variant||NA||NA||NA|
|Console||Digital||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital|
|Front Brake Diameter||260 mm||298 mm, Hydraulic Single Disc||290 mm|
|Rear Brake Diameter||240 mm||220 mm, Hydraulic Single Disc||220 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||17 Ltrs||14 Ltrs||17 Ltrs|
|Tyre Size||Front :-110/70-17,|
Rear :-140/70- 17
|Front :-110/70 - 17
Rear :-140/70 - 17
|Wheel Size||Front :-17x MT 2.75,|
Rear :-17 x MT 4,00
|Front :-17 inch,|
Rear :-17 inch
|Front :-17 inch,
Rear :-17 inch
|Front Suspension||41 mm Upside Down Forks||Telescopic Forks||Telescopic Fork|
|Rear Suspension||Rear Swing Arm with|
Central Shock Absorber
|Swingarm||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak With Gas-Charged Shock|
Benelli 302 R vs Yamaha YZF R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
Start the comparison with the price tag.
As we can see in table ex-showroom price is highest of Kawasaki Ninja 300 and cheaper is Yamaha R3. Price wise Yamaha has positive point than other 2. Yamaha has more distributing unit all across India too. You’ll not see R3 in every dealership, this is also true.
Engine displacement and power is approx same of Benelli 302 R and Kawasaki Ninja 300. Yamaha has again plus points here, Yamaha has approx 25 cc more displacement and can produce 3 bhp more than other of the list. Not only max power even R3 have the maximun torque of 2906 Nm which is approx 2 Nm more than other. And can propel you at the highest speed of 188 Kmph which is again highest in the list.
Some things are same in all 3 like Ignition type, they all can ignite by self-start switch. They all have 6-Speed Gearbox and alloy wheels. Which is actually very normal hardware to present in this price range bikes.
Kawasaki offers the liquid cooled engine while other two are offering the same air cooled as like light bikes. Yamaha and Kawasaki both equip their bike with wet multi-plate clutch but Benelli 302 is equipped with the wet clutch.
Yamaha is lightest and Benelli is the most weighted. Benelli is more weighted because of ABS. Other two are unaware from ABS. Look wise all 3 looks awesome, you can’t complain about looks. As in table you can observe all bike’s dimension is well balanced and let you experience the good amount of agility.
R3 and Ninja 300 is equipped with the telescopic fork though Benelli provides Upside Down Forks in Benelli 302 R.
All these 3 bikes are rich in hardware but if you want to buy any one of these, then observe the table very precisely and match those to your need. All these bikes are premium and costly.
After buy the bike service quality is also a concern. It will best if dealership or service centre is near to your staying places. Service cost is not very different from each other, they cost approx same.
OK then, see you soon with some new news and articles.
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