Benelli has been doing some sound sales in each country its opened showrooms, and now they've come up with an affordable motorcycle, probably an answer to those who hoped for a reasonable priced Benelli labeled motorcycle. Who ever knew that superbike brands would set-up showrooms in our country and most importantly who thought that there would be some really aggressive sales done. Ignoring the fact, that the roads are still in an unsuitable riding condition, there has always been a demand for high-end bikes. Regarding the Benelli TNT 25, its quoted in a price range of a model belonging KTM, which raises speculation as to whether this means competition or whether its just a business affair. Well it certainly means competition as both the models are in a neck to neck level, as their specification and prices are almost in the same range.
Powering the Benelli TNT 25 will be a 250cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine developing 24.1hp at 9,000rpm and 21Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, which is further mated to a six-speed gearbox. When compared to its rumored competitor, the KTM 200 Duke which produces 24.7hp at 10,000rpm and 19.02Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The very sight of a shoulder to shoulder or neck to neck performance is something rarely witnessed. The motorcycle measures 2,080mm in length, 805mm in width and 1,090mm in height with a wheelbase of 1385mm.
The decals over the tank scoops, exhaust muffler and the taillamp are different from the TNT 300, though the front-end of the bike is the same as the 300. The bike features analog-digital instrument cluster. It will also be featuring a 41mm upside down front forks. The rear has a mono-suspension, the braking will be taken care with the help of disc brakes, 280mm at the front and 240mm at the rear. However as announced the bike will not be spotted with an ABS, which is one negative aspect, but overall the TNT 25 will be weighing around 150Kg.
However DSK Benelli, is aiming high and they have claimed to have 4,000 sportsbikes sold in the Indian market, by the end of 2015. Their confidence should help them achieve their target. As far as the Benelli TNT 25 is concerned, this bike will be spotted at a showroom with a price tag differing from ₹2Lakhs onwards.
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The cheapest bike from the Benelli line-up of sportsbikes, this definitely gives it an 'Affordable' bike sticker too.
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