Benelli 302R – Rebranded & Now Euro4 Compliant

09/19/2017 @ 1:09 pm, by Jensen BeelerADD COMMENTS

The Benelli Tornado 302 is an adorable motorcycle that boasts Italian design with Chinese manufacturing. When we showed it to you two years ago, it received positive acclaim, and was one of a handful of stand-out bikes that the Italian brand surprised us with at the 2015 EICMA show.

It seems now that Benelli is relaunching 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, Euro4 compliance, and over course the new moniker.

This means that there is the same 36hp 300cc parallel-twin engine at the heart of the Benelli 302R, which also powers the Benelli BN302. This is mated to a six-speed gearbox, and is fueled by a 14-liter fuel tank (3.7 gallons).

So far, it seems that the 2018 Benelli BN302 is only coming to European markets, but it is possible that the fully-faired sport bike could join the USA’s lineup of small-displacement naked Benelli motorcycles.

It certainly looks the part, and with aggressive pricing, it could be an intriguing alternative for those looking for something beyond what the Japanese brands are offering.

Source: Benelli