The Benelli TNT 25 quarter litre street fighter which premiered at the 2014 EICMA is gearing up to set its foot on the Indian market on December 18. The motorcycle will be positioned below the TNT 300 to become the most affordable product in the Italian brand’s portfolio.
Like its elder sibling, the TNT 25 will be imported into the country via CKD route and assembled at DSK Motowheels’ facility near Pune. The bike would have the likes of KTM Duke 200 in its sights.
The TNT 25 derives its headlamp design from the bigger street fighter but employs fresh design for the fuel tank, side cowl and tailpiece. The overall design is well balanced and sporty. The high-set handlebar offers a comfortable riding posture.
The motorcycle is powered by a new 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that pushes out 28.16 bhp at 9,800 rpm and 21.61 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. Transmission is a 6-speed unit. The motorcycle has a claimed top speed of 145 kmph.
The most affordable Benelli doesn’t compromise on its hardware. It is underpinned by an exposed trellis frame and is suspended by inverted telescopic fork at the front and rear monoshock. The front and rear wheels are retarded by a single disc brake each.
The DSK Benelli TNT 25 is estimated to be priced at around INR 2.0 – 2.25 lakhs (ex-showroom).