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 RYamaha YZF R3Kawasaki Ninja 300
Price (INR)401,520361,861409,080
Engine TypeIn line 2 cylinders, 4-stroke,
water cooled , 4 valves for cylinder double overhead camshaft
2-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC, 4-ValvesLiquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke Parallel Twin
MileageNA 24 Kmpl25 Kmpl
IgnitionSelf OnlySelf OnlySelf Only
Engine Displacement (cc)300 cc321 cc296 cc
Maximum Power37.54 bhp @ 10K rpm41.4 bhp @ 10750 rpm38.4 bhp @ 11K rpm
Maximum Speed170 kmph188 kmph160 Kmph
Maximum Torque27.4 Nm @ 9K rpm2906 Nm @ 9K rpm27.0 Nm @ 10K rpm
Gear Box6 Speed6 Speed6 Speed
Wheels TypeAlloyAlloyAlloy
Fuel Supply SystemFuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling SystemAir CooledAir CooledLiquid Cooled
Transmission TypeManualManualManual
ClutchWet ClutchWet, Multiple DiscWet, Multi Plate
Length2150 mm2090 mm2015 mm
Height1115 mm1135 mm1110 mm
Width745 mm720 mm715 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm160 mm140 mm
Saddle Height785 mm780 mm785 mm
Wheel Base1410 mm1380 mm1405 mm
Kerb Weight180 Kgs169 Kgs172 Kgs
Additional Features Of VariantNANANA
Central LockingNONONO
Seat TypeSplitSplitSplit
ConsoleDigitalAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and Digital
Front BrakeDiscDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDiscDisc
Front Brake Diameter260 mm298 mm, Hydraulic Single Disc290 mm
Rear Brake Diameter240 mm220 mm, Hydraulic Single Disc220 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)17 Ltrs14 Ltrs17 Ltrs
Tyre SizeFront :-110/70-17,
Rear :-150/60-17
Front :-110/70-17,
Rear :-140/70- 17
Front :-110/70 - 17
Rear :-140/70 - 17
Tyre TypeTubelessTubelessTubeless
Wheel SizeFront :-17x MT 2.75,
Rear :-17 x MT 4,00
Front :-17 inch,
Rear :-17 inch
Front :-17 inch,
Rear :-17 inch
Front Suspension41 mm Upside Down ForksTelescopic ForksTelescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionRear Swing Arm with
Central Shock Absorber
SwingarmBottom-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.

Bike Prices

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.

Bike’s Ergonomics

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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