The DSK Benelli TNT 25 has been launched in India at INR 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune) for the standard variant and INR 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune) for the Premium variant. Standard variant has MRF Tyres, while the premium variant gets Metzeler tyres. The naked street fighter is assembled locally at DSK Motowheels’ CKD plant at Wai near Pune.
Positioned as a more premium alternative to the KTM Duke 200, DSK Benelli’s most affordable motorcycle has an attractive styling. The headlamp is derived from the TNT 300 but the fuel tank, side cowl and tailpiece designs are fresh.
The smaller bike also looks more athletic than elder sibling. It measures 2,080 mm in length, 810 mm in width, 1,125 mm height and has a wheelbase of 1,400 mm. Kerb weight stands at 149 kg.
An exposed red-painted trellis frame, multispoke black alloy wheels, sharp color coordinated belly pan, a stubby silencer, digi-analog instrument console and meaty tyres further enhance the TNT 25’s aesthetics. The bike employs a sturdy inverted telescopic fork upfront and a monoshock at the rear.
Both wheels are retarded by a hydraulic disc brake each. The front and rear tyres are of size 110/70-17 and 150/60-17 respectively. ABS is not on offer as of now. It will come after 8-10 months, says DSK.
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Nestled within the trellis is a 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine which is tuned to deliver 28.16 bhp at 9,800 rpm and 21.61 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
Keeping the price and power in mind, Benelli TNT25 rivals the likes of KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR250R, and the upcoming TVS Apache RTR 200 and Hero HX 250R.
Apart from launching the TNT 25, DSK Benelli also launched a range of new accessories from Benelli today in India. These includes helmets, stickers and CNC parts for personal customization.