DSK Benelli currently sells five bikes ranging from 300 to 1131 cc in India, including TNT 300, TNT 600i, TNT 600GT, TNT 899 and TNT 1130R. All these were launched in March 2015. Of these five, the TNT 600i has been their best selling motorcycle. To celebrate the success of Benelli’s first six months, the company launched a limited edition TNT 600i today.
While standard TNT 600i is available in three colours: Rosso, Bianco and Nero, the new Benelli TNT 600i LE receives a new golden body colour. Other visible difference includes – matt finish on the alloys, golden brake lever and a 3D lettering of ‘Benelli’ on the fuel tank.
On the engine front, it is powered by the same 600cc in-line 4 cylinder engine offering 85 PS power at 11,500 rpm and 54.6 Nm torque at 10,500 rpm which is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.
Front end sports upside down forks while at the rear an adjustable monoshock setup is seen. Braking is by twin 320mm discs in front and single 240mm discs at the rear. ABS is not on offer, even as option. Tyres are Pirelli Angel GT, of size 120/70-ZR17 front and 180/55-ZR17 at the rear, as is seen on the standard model.
Being a limited edition model, Benelli TNT 600i LE is priced INR 20,000 more than the standard version (which costs INR 5.38 lakh ex-sh, New Delhi). As is seen with its standard model, the Benelli TNT 600i LE will also be assembled at DSK’s Wai plant near Pune and sold through Benelli dealerships across the country.
With only 60 units on offer, bookings will be accepted on first come first served basis.