Benelli scraps plan to set up manufacturing unit in India

According to a media report, Benelli has scrapped its plans to set up a manufacturing facility in India. The decision was reportedly taken after the government proposed a complete ban on 2-wheelers with combustion engines up to 150cc by 2025.

In March 2019, it was reported that Benelli was planning to set up a manufacturing unit in the next 2 years. The proposed facility would have had an annual production capacity of 2 lakh units. 

Reports suggest that instead of investing in a new factory, Benelli has doubled the capacity of its assembly plant near Hyderabad to 20,000 units.

Benelli is reportedly planning to launch two 250cc bikes in India. It also plans to launch a 400cc bike that could be priced under Rs. 2 lakh. This model is expected to compete with Royal Enfield and Jawa.

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