Italian superbike maker Benelli is searching to add three more bike variants to its portfolio in India by the end of this year as nicely as broaden its dealership community, the firm’s Organization Head and Controlling Director, Vikas Jhabakh explained to PTI. This incorporates the Benelli 502C power cruiser, for which the enterprise lately opened pre-bookings, and is envisioned to be rolled out this month.

At the moment, Benelli’s India portfolio comprises a few bicycle designs — 500-cc TRK502, TRK502X and Leoncino as properly as the 374-cc Imperiale 400. Likely ahead, the motorcycle corporation ideas to carry on concentrating on the 250-500cc motorbike phase in the state provided that it has significant progress opportunity in the overall quality section, Jhabakh explained. At present, India has a massive shopper base for 125cc or 150cc bikes and a significant team is upgrading to above 150cc, he extra.

The 125cc-150cc bikes tumble in the value variety of 1 lakh- 1.60 lakh and the subsequent bounce that a consumer will make it to 2-5 lakh bracket, Jhabakh described. “It is fairly most likely that they will change to a 8 lakh- 10 lakh bicycle from this amount… That is the basic tendency.” As a result, the business believes that 250-500cc section is the sweet place for a lot of upgraders around the upcoming two a long time. This phase stands at around 30,000 models on a yearly basis, and Jhabakh added, “we are searching to corner 25 for each cent of these full volumes in 2022.”

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Benelli re-entered the Indian bike market in 2018 after sealing a partnership with Telangana-primarily based Adishwar Vehicle Experience, a subsidiary of Mahavir Team. It has a manufacturing facility in Hyderabad.

Speaking about dealerships, Jhabakh told PTI that the organization experienced about 30 dealerships ahead of lockdown and has ongoing to increase its retail footprint throughout the region in spite of the pandemic. It proceeds to obtain pursuits from towns in which it currently does not have bodily presence. “If matters proceed to make improvements to, we will be including about two shops just about every month, going forward,” he additional.

(with inputs from PTI)