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Old 18th December 2015, 12:38   #1
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Default Benelli TNT 25 launched in India at Rs. 1.68 lakh

DSK Benelli TNT 25 launched in India at Rs 1.68 lakh

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It aims at making the Benelli brand accessible to a wider audience by positioning this bike at a lower price point than the other models in its portfolio. The TNT 25 gets a 250cc liquid-cooled engine that produces 28.5PS at 9,800rpm and 21.61Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. Design-wise it is quite similar to its elder sibling, the TNT 300. Similar design cues are seen in the headlamp cluster, the bikini fairing and the fuel tank. The rear end of the TNT 25 is a little different with a new tail lamp and a conventional exhaust unit instead of the underbelly unit used in the TNT 300.

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Default DSK Benelli Launches TNT 25

Notable Points

1. Engine Specifications The Benelli TNT 25 draws power from a 249.2 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled DOHC engine. This single-cylinder puts out a peak power of 28.15 bhp at 9,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 21.61 Nm at 8,000 rpm and comes mated to a 6 speed transmission.

2. Price To be assembled locally through completely knocked-down (CKD) units, the Benelli TNT 25 is priced at Rs 1.68 lakh Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). At this price, Mahindra Mojo and KTM Duke 390 will be its closest rivals Price wise and Specs wise its closer to KTM Duke 200.

3. Styling The DSK-Benelli TNT 25 is an entry-level naked sportbike, and borrows its design cues from its elder sibling TNT 300. With features such as multi-spoke alloy wheels, sculpted tank, split seat and side slung exhaust, the TNT 25 certainly looks quite sporty. The motorcycle features analog-digital instrument cluster. It also has 41mm upside down front forks. The rear has a mono-suspension. The braking is taken care of by disc brakes, 280mm at front and 240mm at rear. The TNT 25 weighs just 150kg.

4. Dimensions Coming to its dimensions, the Benelli TNT 25 measures 2080mm in length, 1090mm in height, 805mm in width, and offers a ground clearance of 130mm. Kerb weight and wheelbase of the new 250cc bike is 150kg and 1385mm respectively.

5. First single-cylinder engine bike from Benelli in India Besides being the cheapest bike from Benelli in the country, it will also be the first bike from the Italian bikemaker to feature a single-cylinder engine. The TNT 300, currently the most affordable Benelli bike, features an in-line 2-cylinder engine.
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Default Re: DSK-Benelli launches 5 motorcycles in India

Finally, some worthy competition to the duke 200. It's still a fair bit away from the 390, by around rs 40k

A little extra over the little duke gets you:

Similar, if not better performance than the duke 200
Comfy ergos
Great sounding exhaust
Option to upgrade to stickier rubber right from the showroom

Here's the autocar review -

This should sell very well
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Default Re: Benelli TNT 25 launched in India at Rs. 1.68 lakh

I was eagerly waiting for this one! Great that Benelli launched it. A fantastic bike, if you go by the looks and specs. I was very impressed by the TNT300, but this one impresses even more. Looks beautiful. I hope it will be a good tourer too.

However, I am a bit skeptical about the fact that it feels more relaxed at 100 than the TNT300, as stated by the ACI review. Can anyone confirm this after taking a test ride? Has the test rides started? Can this freely cruise at 110-120 km/h?

What the team needs now is better marketing.

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This is definitely worthy competition for the Duke 190 and the price tag justifies the same, however the Autocar review posted in this thread is a bit out dated. The video has an earlier version of the bike which had 24.1BHP but the final production ready version has 28.16BHP, so yes it's gonna change the way it rides a little too. Overall a worthy competitor in the 250CC segment.
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Amazing pricing. Loved the beauty in the red. It should have come with ABS but at this price specially for this Italian no ones going to complain. Here is something to lust over.

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I think this is pretty good pricing from Benelli for a CKD, and this bike seems like pretty worthy competition to the KTM Duke 200, and it would be very interesting to see how it fares on the sales chart against the KTM. It's important to remember that Benelli lacks the sales and service set up, along with the customer base that KTM already has, so has a lot of catch up to do.

I would also be curious to know how refined the bike feels, being the fact that it is the first single cylinder engine released by Benelli here in India. No other bike I've ridden till date gives you the same hooligan feeling that the Duke gives when ridden hard. Time too take a test ride .

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This is definitely worthy competition for the Duke 190 and the price tag justifies the same, however the Autocar review posted in this thread is a bit out dated. The video has an earlier version of the bike which had 24.1BHP but the final production ready version has 28.16BHP, so yes it's gonna change the way it rides a little too. Overall a worthy competitor in the 250CC segment.
Mate, I'm sure you meant Duke 200, because there is no Duke 190 .

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The Sound !!!

Benelli is concentrating on the sound as in all their other bikes like their signature style.
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The only think still favors the duke for me is the local build, cost of parts and overall service. Its definitely a good competition for Duke but just pushing 40K over you already get a 600 segment competitive Duke 390 and the Duke 200 has such a proven record for being the lightest, nimblest and most snappy bike in this segment.

Its going to take someone a change of mind to overlook duke but this just looks like a carbon copy
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Pricing is pretty damn competitive to say the least. If it is as well built as its inline two sister then I think that the premium over duke 200 is justified. It also looks a little more expensive than what it is. And if it sounds like a Benelli then this would be a pretty hard bike to resist. KTM has that ASS advantage though.
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That is really good looking machine. Personally I feel the styling is matured, only ugly part being the rear brake lights. Seats also looks wide and comfortable. Lets see what the reviews will say about engine and handling.

On anther note, I find the upcoming BMW G310R equally exciting. It will be BMWs first sub-500 cc motorcycle(313 cc liquid-cooled, Single cylinder). It produces 34 hp (25 kW) at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
Combined with this monster power, it also gets ABS as standard. I am expecting the bike to be competitively priced as it will be locally manufactured (in fact at Bangalore itself) by TVS and BMW is looking to sell more bikes.
Add to that the desirability of BMW brand.
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Its good times for Indian motorists I feel. More options are always better.
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Though the bike looks well made and sounds like no single cylinder motorcycle ever has, I am sceptical about its relevance in our market. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to 200 to 300 cc bikes in the price range of two lakhs. The CBR250R and the MOJO play the role of tourers that are unique in their own ways; one being faired and the other being a naked. At the other end of the market, there is the DUKE 200 which is an angry street brawler. To their credit, Benelli has equipped the 25 with adjustable leavers and other such parts from the 300, which is almost twice as expensive. But with a very thin dealer network and DSK's notorious reputation when it comes to service, the 25 has a thin chance for success in our market.
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Mate, I'm sure you meant Duke 200, because there is no Duke 190 .
My bad, the Duke 200 it is!

sathya.bhat: The BMW G310R is in a different league all together, looking at the spec sheet and the BMW Brand Name I suppose the pricing is going to be upwards of 2L. The Benelli TNT 25's prime competitors are going to be the Duke 200 and the CBR 250 most probably.

The Apache 200 is supposedly faster than the Duke 200 according to a recent report on rushlane, so this might be something to look out for too!
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It will be interesting to see how this bike fares, with it's pricing falling in-between the Duke 200 and 390. I feel many riders who are willing to pay the premium might get enticed back to the duke camp by the 390cc number on the side of the bike.
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Very nice looking bike, now I think is the right time for Honda to get in the CBR 300R, that should make some lip smacking competition in the segment.
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