DSK Benelli have launched their new motorcycle – the Benelli TNT25 at INR 1.86 Lakhs (on-road), thereby getting more aggressive in India.

The TNT25 is an important launch for the company and will cater to a larger chunk of the Indian motorcycle market.

The TNT25 (pronounced as two five) will come in two versions – the standard version priced at 1.86 lakhs and a premium version at 1.93 lakhs (on-road, Delhi). The difference between the two bikes being the tyre types. The Standard has MRFs while the Premium gets Metzelers.

Benelli - TNT 25

The Benelli TNT25 is the most powerful bike in its segment and has a 249cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The engine develops a power of 28.15bhp at 9,800rpm and has 21.61Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm. This is an entry-level naked sportbike, and share many of its design cues from the bigger TNT 300. The multi-spoke alloy wheels, well-sculpted tank, split seat and compact exhaust, the TNT 25 looks sporty and attractive.

It has a digital/analogue instrument cluster. Dimensionally, The TNT25 is 2080mm in length, 1125mm in height, 810mm in width, and offers a ground clearance of 160mm, with a kerb weight of 159kgs and a wheelbase of 1400mm. It has 280mm disc brake at the front and 240mm at the rear. It has a large fuel tank capacity of 17 litres.

The TNT25 is the first single cylinder motorcycle from Benelli and will be assembled locally via completely knocked-down (CKD) units.

This will be the most affordable Benelli in India and will take on the likes of KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR250 and Mahindra Mojo.


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