Benelli TNT 25 will be the most affordable and smallest capacity motorcycle in the manufacturer’s Indian line-up.
Benelli TNT 25 is scheduled to launch in India on the 18th of December. The streetfighter will sit below the TNT 300. It will come to India via the CKD route and will be assembled at the DSK Motowheels plant in Pune. The motorcycle was launched at the EICMA 2014 at Milan last year. It was showcased at the India Bike Week in February this year.
The new Benelli TNT 25 will be powered by a 249.2 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine that pumps out 24.1 HP @ 9,000 RPM and peak torque of 21.5 NM @ 7,500 RPM. This motor will be mated on a six speed gearbox. The motorcycle’s claimed top speed is 145 km/hr.
The suspension department will be handled by upside down telescopic forks at the front and an adjustable monoshock suspension at the rear. The braking duty will be taken care by a 280 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. ABS is expected to be offered as an option.
The Benelli TNT 25 does not compromise on the quality front. Being affordable it will be built with same quality hardware, other Benelli motorcycles are build with. It is based on a trellis frame just like the TNT 300. The front fascia of the motorcycle looks similar to that of the elder brother. However, the Benelli TNT 25 comes with newly designed fuel tank, simple tailpiece, etc. The higher handle-bar gives a more upright sitting posture, ideal for city riding.
The motorcycle when launched will directly rival the very popular KTM Duke 200. What lefts to be seen is that if the Benelli TNT 25 can be priced competitively to rival the locally manufactured KTMs. The motorcycle is expected to be priced around the INR 2 lakh mark.