Regular BikeAdvice readers already knew about Benelli and DSK partnership when we shared the first sneaking bits way back in May this year when nobody had a clue about it. And standing today, Benelli and DSK are official partners in India and have unveiled 5 bikes along with a lot of new announcements, just a couple of days back.
A lot of readers are confused what bikes are coming and want to know their specs. Here is the list of all the 5 confirmed bikes for India. It includes motorcycles ranging from 300cc to 1131ccs.
1. TNT 302:
This would be the smallest capacity motorcycle by Benelli in India and hopes to be a serious competition to not just the recently launched Kawasaki Z250 but also the king of sub 400cc street nakeds the KTM Duke 390.
The twin cylinder 300cc engine has this powerful muscular body structure which will be one of the key points it will be flaunting against its competitors. When launched it would be one of the few 300-400 cc bike to have twin front discs. The fat arse 160 section rear tyre is going to be a brilliant thing to ride on. The only problem though would be its weight. At 185 kg it does turn out to be heavier than the rest of the crop. Power figures? The twin cylinder mill produces 36.2 bhp at 11500 rpm and 26.97 Nm of torque at 9000 rpm.
2. TNT 600i:
This is a 600cc inline four cylinder liquid cooled engine. It possesses a side mounted monoshock rear suspension reminding us of its competition, the recently launched Kawasaki ER-6n.
The engine produces 80.5 bhp at 11500 rpm and 51.98 Nm of torque at 10500 rpm. While it easily out powers the ER-6n, it falls behind in terms of torque. It even weighs 4kg more, tipping the scale at 208kg.
3. TNT 600GT:
Care for a touring version of the 600i? Well, the TNT 600GT is your answer. This mid-size sports tourer seems to be an ideal weekend getaway motorcycle. The engine remains the same, but is set up to a different tune.
The maximum power comes 500rpm quicker while it gets an increased torque of 54.92 Nm comes at 8000 rpm. The extra fairing increases the weight though, at 223 kg, it turns out to be a fairly heavy bike. Wait did you know about its fuel tank? 27L!!! Expect a huge range 😉
4. TNT 899:
Benelli now shifts to a three cylinder configuration. The 899cc inline three cylinder produces 123.4 bhp at 9500 rpm and 88.26 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm.
It houses 50mm Marzocchi upside down front forks and has one of the most beautiful petal discs available in the market. Finishing of carbon muffler, front and rear carbon mudguards, carbon belly pans and carbon chain casing.
5. TNT 1130R:
This beasty motorcycle aims to give a power packed performance and claims no loss of comfort. The 1131 cc inline three cylinder produces 155.6 bhp of power at 10200 rpm and 119.64 Nm of torque at 8400 rpm.
This flagship model from Benelli is known for its very good mid-range and is packed with a lot of goodies.
..And by the way that ‘TNT’ stands for ‘Tornado Naked Tre’
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