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Old 19th March 2015, 09:49   #1
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DSK-Benelli India has just launched 5 new motorcycles in the premium two-wheeler segment. Prices start at Rs. 2.83 lakhs and go up to Rs. 11.81 lakhs (ex-Delhi).

High Points:
  • DSK-Benelli has launched 5 out of the 8 motorcycles they have revealed in India so far.
  • All the motorcycles belong to the TNT or Tornado Naked Tre range.
  • TNT 300 price: Rs. 2.83 lakhs
  • TNT 600i price: Rs. 5.15 lakhs
  • TNT 600 GT price: Rs. 5.62 lakhs
  • TNT 899 price: Rs. 9.48 lakhs
  • TNT R (1130) price: Rs. 11.81 lakhs
  • All motorcycles come with front and rear disc brakes and 6-speed transmissions.
  • Dealer locations: Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Goa.
  • DSK-Benelli is targeting 20 dealerships by the end of 2015.
  • All 5 motorcycles are being brought to India as CKDs and will be assembled at the brand's plant in Wai, Maharashtra. Future launches will be CKDs as well.
  • The Trek 1130 Amazonas will be brought to India towards the end of 2015. The TNT 250 could be launched around the same time, while the Blackster 250 is still under consideration.

TNT 300
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The TNT 300 is powered by a 300 cc, inline 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, water-cooled, 8-valve engine that makes 38.26 BHP @ 11,500 rpm and 26.5 Nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm:
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Multi-reflector headlamp:
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The looks are a bit too similar to the Yamaha FZ. Note the inverted forks up front:
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Colour options include Rosso Red, Verde Green and Nero Black:
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The bike's size and riding position making it good for city slicking:
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Subtle design and large grab rails for the pillion:
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Pirelli 120/70 ZR 17 tyres:
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Heat shield on the underbelly exhaust looks rather crude in person:
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Hydraulic monoshock absorber:
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16-litre fuel tank:
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Instrument cluster consists of an analogue tachometer and a digital display (amber lit) for the speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge and trip meter and more:
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Benelli's hydraulic double petal disc brakes:
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The twin-cylinder heart:
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TNT 600i:
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The TNT 600i is powered by a 600 cc, inline 4-cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, water-cooled engine that makes 85.07 BHP @ 11,500 rpm and 54.6 Nm of torque @ 10,500 rpm:
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Benelli logo on the forehead:
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Length x width x height x wheelbase = 2,160 mm x 800 mm x 1,180 mm x 1,480 mm:
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Hydraulic double disc brakes here too:
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Seen here next to its GT sibling:
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Red contrast paint on the frame. Body colour options include Rosso Red, Bianco White and Nero Black:
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Dual under-seat exhausts:
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Pirelli tyres brought to a stop by a single hydraulic disc brake:
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Monoshock absorber placed to the side:
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Crimson backlit digital MID with an analogue tachometer:
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Ignition placed on the fuel tank:
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15-litre fuel tank:
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TNT 600 GT
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This tourer is powered by the same engine as the 600i (600 cc, inline 4-cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, water-cooled engine that makes 85.07 BHP @ 11,500 rpm and 54.6 Nm of torque @ 10,500 rpm):
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The 600 GT is the only motorcycle in the tourer segment with a 600 cc engine:
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Projector headlamp:
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Turn-indicator integrated into the fairing:
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Benelli says the semi fairing helps improve aerodynamics:
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Stopping power comes from hydraulic double discs up front and single disc at the back. The 300 and 600s get brakes made by Benelli themselves:
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Colour options include Verde Army, Bianco White and Nero Black:
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Carry cases with integrated reflectors:
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Indicators curve inwards, as if to make way for any violent movement of the cases on rough terrain:
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Like it or not, you can't ignore the design:
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Hydraulic monoshock absorber:
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Underbelly exhaust:
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Side guard takes away the premium appeal:
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Note how the carry case is wider than the front guard:
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Case is lockable:
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The rider sits rather high. Tank capacity = 27 litres!
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Instrument cluster adopts a clean layout:
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Switchgear looks rather primitive:
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Fuel filler cap:
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Ascension in the seat to improve rider / pillion comfort:
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Quad pipes emerge from the engine:
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TNT 899
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The TNT 899 is powered by a 898 cc, inline, 3-cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine that makes around 121 BHP @ 9,500 rpm and 88 Nm of torque @ 8,000 rpm:
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Sleek tail-lights:
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Underseat exhaust + thin pillion seat. You do the math:
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Sachs hydraulic monoshock absorber:
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Fuel tank flanks and the low slung headlamp cluster give the TNT 899 an aggressive stance:
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Larger pillion won't find this seat comfortable:
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Small and basic instrument cluster:
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Alien-like fascia looks quirky, but great:
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Hydraulic double disc brakes. The TNT 899 and 1130 get Michelin tyres and Brembo brakes (as opposed to the Pirelli tyres / Benelli brakes on the others):
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TNT R (1130)
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The range topping superbike is powered by a 1131 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder engine that makes 158 BHP @ 10,200 rpm and 120 Nm of torque @ 8,400 rpm:
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Marzocchi-inverted front telescopic forks and dual hydraulic disc brakes. None of the bikes are available with ABS, but Benelli may consider offering it as an option at a later stage:
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This speed demon looks spectacular in gold:
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Carbon fiber pattern here too:
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Italians know their style!:
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Analogue fuel gauge and tachometer:
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Switchgear is nothing out of the ordinary:
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Cooling fans for the engine:
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Dry clutch! Not sure how this will cope with Indian conditions:
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Takes a keen eye to tell the 899 and 1130 apart:
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Carbon fiber look for the exhaust too:
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Monoshock absorber and the chain drive:
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Turn-indicator integrated seamlessly:
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Bend pipes sit rather low. Tackling speed breakers will warrant caution:
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Official prices of the bikes have been announced.

TNT 300 - 2.83 Lakhs
TNT 600i - 5.15 Lakhs
TNT 600GT - 5.62 Lakhs
TNT 899 - 9.48 Lakhs
TNT 1130 - 11.81 Lakhs

Source: NDTV Auto. All prices are ex-showroom.

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Price List from Benelli launch. Ex-showroom Delhi.
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TNT R 1130 - Pic from the Launch
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600's have been priced well but 899 looks a bit steep IMO.
1130 pricing is cool when compared to competition.
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600's have been priced well but 899 looks a bit steep IMO.
1130 pricing is cool when compared to competition.
That's because only the 899 and 1130 are actually made by benelli in Italy. The rest are built in China
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Few more pics from the Launch, 1130 is a looker. I need Vitamin M

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Wow. Killer pricing except for the 899.
1130 at 11.81 is a steal. For me the 600i makes the most sense, it looks poised to make a huge dent in sales of N650 as well as Striple to some extent. Watch out
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That's because only the 899 and 1130 are actually made by benelli in Italy. The rest are built in China
I am aware of it but they could have bought them as CKD.
Benelli 600i seems very VFM when compared to stock street triple (comparing power figures alone) but Benelli 899 does not have a direct competition in India.
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The TNT 600i with a 4-cylinder mill is probably the best VFM big bike in India currently. It has been praised well in the reviews so far, only grouse being the lack of an ABS.

Also, that sound from the underseat exhausts deserves a mention !!

I have seen the whole line-up during the India Superbike Festival and the Autocar Performance Show. The TNT 600i looked decent to me in red. The front end is a little bland, but the rear looks killer !
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I am aware of it but they could have bought them as CKD.
Benelli 600i seems very VFM when compared to stock street triple (comparing power figures alone) but Benelli 899 does not have a direct competition in India.
I'm not sure that they would be confident of strong no's for the 899 and above to justify the investment at this point of tine. I guess they may explore the CKD route if the market exists.
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The TNT 600i .. The front end is a little bland, but the rear looks killer !
Guys from Thailand have a recipe for spicing up that front end my friend.
Sharing a few
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First pictures of DSK Benelli showroom, Mumbai. Looks neat!
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Thanks for the pics EngineRoars and baraclad!

The 600's pricing seems spot on and am sure this is going to be their best selling bike. Beware N650/ER-6N, Speed Triple and Z800!

In terms of looks, I feel that the 899/1130 are true Benelli's - they have that mean and beefy Italian look. No wonder they are built by Benelli, Italy. The 600's - they look good too. But not as imposing as their elder brother. It seems the 600 was designed by the Chinese. The headlights are too small and not as smashing as the 899 - it would have looked better with a bigger and better shaped headlight.

An in-line 4 cylinder 600cc bike for ~6.5 lakhs OTR - the day we all were waiting for is finally here. How many Team-BHPians are planning to book / already booked a Benelli?
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