Benelli entered into a contract with DSK last October to assemble and distribute its motorcycles in India. The Italian bike maker will be introducing all its five bike models across all eight dealerships in the country.
DSK also assembles Hyosung bikes, however the dealerships for both the bikes will be different. The Benelli bikes will range from Rs 4.2 lakhs to Rs 15.5 lakhs (on-road prices). The deliveries of the Benelli bikes will commence by mid-March, a DSK Motowheels’ Chairman Shirish Kulkarni spokesperson told PTI (Press Trust of India).
The report also states that Benelli will be looking at getting all the five models from its range, the TNT 300, TNT 600i, TNT 600GT, TNT 899 and TNT 1130 bikes to India. The 300cc and the 600cc will be making its way to India by the CKD route from China, while the other two will be a complete body import form Italy. The bikes will be assembled in DSK’s Pune plant in Wai. The other two big bikes will also be assembled at a a later stage to reduce the pricing.
The first eight cities to get the dealerships will be Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The ninth city will be Chandigarh. The company is targeting under 20 dealerships for this year and by the end of 2016, the Italian bike company will have about 40 dealerships. The report also states that the Indian superbike market at the moment is about 10,000 annual units, and it is due to grow by 50% in this year. DSK is also selling six Hyosung bikes in India, through its network of 41 dealers.
Benelli Tornado 302R launched at ₹ 3.8 lakhs (on-road)
Benelli Tornado 302R has been launched at ₹ 3.8 lakhs (on-road). This is the latest bike from the Italian brand. Benelli had a slew of launches in the last two years, when it introduced various capacity motorcycles. The Tornado 302R is the first bike to be launched this year from Benelli. This bike is the fully faired version of the TNT 300. The Tornado 302R is a good looking bike just like other Benellis that have attracted a lot of buyers solely on their looks.
Benelli Tornado 302R
Benelli Tornado 302R is an all 300cc bike, which will have good performance and is a 2 cylinder engine.
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Benelli TNT 300 Review
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Benelli working on higher localization – EXCLUSIVE
Benelli motorcycles have received quite a good response in the Indian market. This Italian brand has been well received by biking enthusiasts and is fast establishing itself as a worthy contender in the performance motorcycle space.
DSK Benelli will be introducing the TNT15 which is a 150cc bike in 2016 and the company is currently working on increasing its localisation of parts. Sources tell us that Benelli is already identifying vendors to supply parts such as casting assemblies that include clutch, brake levers and certain other parts. Initial samples by vendors in Pune have been supplied and the testing is in process.
Benelli TNT600i has been a success in India and also the TNT300 has been attracting many customers . With higher localization the company wants to be even more competitive in the ever-growing urban Indian motorcycle market.
Benelli currently sells the TNT and GT motorcycles from 300cc to 1199cc, in India.
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2015 Benelli TNT 600 GT Review
Very few motorcycle companies have actually thought about touring enthusiasts in India. While there are quite a few high-end sports bikes, nakeds and cruisers, the niche of tourer bikes largely remains untapped, especially when it comes to slightly affordable motorcycles. One company who seems to have taken cognizance of this segment is DSK-Benelli with its TNT 600 GT. The Benelli TNT 600 GT is a sports tourer and we explore the 2015 edition of this motorcycle in detail, to tell you whether it is a worthy purchase.
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DSK to introduce four new bikes this year – EXCLUSIVE
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