Benelli India, under the aegis of their new partners, Mahavir Group from Hyderabad, have started their second innings in the country. Benelli plans to flood the Indian market with their full range of motorcycles. Today, they announced the launch, or rather relaunch, of three of their popular motorcycles.
These are TNT 300, 302R and TNT 600i. All these motorcycles were discontinued earlier this year due to problems with their previous partner – DSK Group of Pune. 2018 edition of the the Benelli TNT 300, 302R and TNT 600i are now on sale across India. Prices are Rs 3.5 lakhs, Rs 3.7 lakhs and Rs 6.2 lakhs ex-showroom respectively. Bookings are open at a down payment of Rs 10,000. Production and dispatch of the Benelli TNT 300, Benelli 302R and Benelli TNT 600i starts in the 1st week of December 2018, followed by deliveries beginning 2nd week onwards, in a phased manner.
Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Benelli India said, “A core element of Benelli’s vision in India is to enhance customer satisfaction. On that front, we recently announced revised service interval plans that reduces service costs by up to 34 percent. Staying true to our commitment, we are also announcing 5-years of unlimited kilometre warranty as standard, making Benelli the first Superbike brand in India to offer such an unmatchable benefit to its customers.”
Benelli on major expansion spree, aims to add 25 dealers by March 2019. Krishna Malge, CEO – Benelli India said, “With a series of new models in the pipeline, we are also focusing on expanding our dealership base across the country. We will have about 40 dealers by March 2019, bringing Benelli closer to our existing and prospective customers.”
The Benelli TNT 300 naked 302R fully faired sports bike gets power from a 300cc, liquid-cooled vertical twin-cylinder engine with max power output of 38.26 Bhp @ 11500 rpm and max torque of 26.5 Nm @ 10,000 rpm. Benelli TNT 600i gets power from a 600cc liquid-cooled inline, 4 valve engine mated to a six-speed transmission to return 85.07 BHP @ 11500 rpm and max torque of 52 Nm.
The launch of these three motorcycles takes the total count of Benelli bikes in India to 7 – TNT25, TNT 300, 302R, TNT 600i, TNT 600GT, TNT 899 and TNT R. Benelli has also confirmed the launch of TRK 502 (Tourer) and TRK 502X (Adventure) in Q2 2019. Benelli is the first superbike brand to offer 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty as standard.
To deliver better ownership experience, Benelli India has increased service intervals from every 4000 km or 4 months of periodic service to 6000 km or 6 months of periodic service. This has helped owners to save 34% in maintenance.