Two-Wheelers

Benelli rides into India, launches five sports bikes

by Autocar Pro News Desk Mar 19, 2015

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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