Benelli rides into India, launches five sports bikes

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Mar 2015


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DSK MotoWheels and Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli today launched five sports bikes for the India market.

DSK Benelli will sell the five bikes – TNT 300 (parallel-twin, 300cc), TNT 600i and TNT 600GT (in-line four-cylinder, 600cc), TNT 899 (in-line three-cylinder, 899cc) and TNT 1130R (in-line three-cylinder, 1131cc) – from exclusive Benelli showrooms in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. The company plans to have a total of 20 dealerships by the end of 2015.

All the products will see CKD assembly in Wai, near Pune.  

Benelli TNT 600i: The naked Benelli TNT 600i has been launched at Rs 5.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is the brand's sportier offering in the segment and also enjoys an exclusive foothold of being the only bike here with an in-line four-cylinder layout at the moment. The Benelli TNT 600i is powered by a 600cc, four-stroke and liquid-cooled engine that produces 80.5bhp at 11,500rpm and a maximum torque of 5.3kgm is produced at 10,500rpm.

Benelli TNT 600GT: The large, faired-in TNT 600GT costs Rs 5.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This top-of-the-line bike offers the option of Givi panniers for touring bike aficionados. The GT makes a good mile-munching companion with comfortable ergonomics. It even has a character-rich engine with luggage-carrying capability. The Benelli TNT 600GT is powered by a 600cc, in-line four-cylinder and liquid-cooled engine that develops 80.5bhp at 11,000rpm and 5.6kgm at 8000rpm.

Benelli TNT 899: The Benelli TNT 899 costs Rs 9.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is a fast and friendly naked sportsbike that is packed with excitement and appeal. The naked sportsbike is powered by an 898cc, in-line three-cylinder, four-stroke and liquid-cooled powerplant. The motorcycle develops a healthy 123.4bhp at 9,500rpm and 9kgm of peak torque produced at 8,000rpm.

Benelli TNT 1130: The large TNT 1130 costs Rs 11.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The motorcycle is powered by a 1,131cc, in-line three-cylinder, four-stroke and liquid-cooled powerplant. The current flagship bike makes a hefty 155.6bhp at 10,200rpm and a generous torque output of 12.2kgm produced at 8400rpm.

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