Benelli Tornado 302 unveiled at 2015 EICMA – IAB Report

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The second fully-faired motorcycle in Benelli’s history.

The Italian motorcycle maker has unveiled the Benelli Tornado 302 at the 2015 EICMA in Milan today. It is the second fully faired motorcycle by the company after the Benelli Tornado 1130. The Tornado 302 can be considered a fully faired derivative of the TNT 300/302 naked sports tourer.

Benelli Tornado 302 unveiled at EICMA 2015
The Benelli Tornado 302 is a fully faired derivative of the Benelli TNT 300/302.

The Benelli Tornado 302 measures 2,157 mm in length, 746 mm in width, 1,146 mm in height, 1,410 mm in wheelbase and 180 mm in ground clearance. The fuel tank capacity is 14 litres and the engine oil reservoir capacity is 4 litres.

DSK Benelli TNT 302 side India launched
The Benelli Tornado 302 is expected to be launched in India next year. Image of the Benelli TNT 302 added for reference only.

The Tornado 302 is based on a steel trestle frame suspended by 41 mm inverted telescopic fork with 120 mm travel and a monoshock on swingarm with 45 mm travel. The motorcycle can be halted by the 260 mm dual disc brake at the front with 4-piston calipers and a single disc rotor at the rear with a mono-piston floating caliper. The tyres are of sizes 110/70-ZR17 and 150/60-ZR17.

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The latest Benelli is powered by the 300 cc liquid-cooled inline twin-cylinder engine with 4 valves and DOHC, featured on the Benelli TNT 300/302 but with different output. The motor produces 35 hp at 12,000 rpm and 27 Nm at 9,000 rpm, and is teamed with a 6-speed gearbox.

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