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.
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.