DSK Benelli has announced its plans to launch the Benelli Tornado 302 sportsbike, sometime during the festive season this year.
The Benelli Tornado 302 is a supersport version of the Benelli TNT 300, which made is India debut in March 2015.
Both the bikes share the 300cc, liquid cooled twin-cylinder engine that produces 38bhp.
Once launched, the Tornado 302, will compete with Kawasaki's Ninja 300 and Yamaha's YZF-R3 in the 300cc twin-cylinder sportsbike segment.
While the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is currently priced at Rs 3.75 lakh, and the Yamaha YZF-R3 priced at Rs 3.26 lakh, the Benelli TNT 300 retails for close to Rs 2.85 lakh.
Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK, said, "We are planning to launch the Benelli Tornado 302 by Diwali. The model is already under homologation process, and its components are already cleared. We are planning to begin the retail sales of this model around October-November this year."