China-based motorcycle manufacturer, Benelli, has recently revealed its latest sportbike, the Tornado 402.
- Following the success of the Benelli 302R sportbike launched last year, the company has increased the displacement and introduced the Tornado 402.
- Powering the Tornado 402 is a 399cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine.
The Benelli Tornado 402 boasts a fully-faired body with an aggressive stance, featuring eye-catching elements such as a single-sided swingarm and full-LED lights. Its striking appearance is complemented by premium components, including an inverted Marzocchi front fork and a centrally mounted rear monoshock.
The bike is equipped with dual Nissin radial calipers for the front brakes and a single rear disc, ensuring reliable stopping power. Additionally, the Tornado 402 comes standard with dual-channel ABS and a full-color TFT display. Impressively, the motorcycle weighs a mere 172 kilograms, contributing to its agility and maneuverability.
Underneath its stylish exterior, the Benelli Tornado 402 is powered by a 399cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine. With an eight-valve cylinder head, the engine delivers an output of 47.5 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and 26 pound-feet of torque at 8,000 rpm. These performance figures align closely with the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and the recently introduced CFMoto 450 SS, also known as the 450 SR in certain markets across Europe and Asia.
Meanwhile, Benelli plans to launch the Tornado 402 in the global market thus will go head-to-head with popular machines like the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 400, and Honda CBR500R. While pricing details have yet to be disclosed, the Tornado 402 is expected to offer a competitive price point.