Benelli TNT 25 launched in India at INR 1.68 lakhs – IAB Report
Ashwin Ram N P, Ashwin is a guy with a slightly unorthodox perception of everything. His struggle to choose a career path, between art and automotive engineering, has landed him in the field of auto journalism, where he has paved way for himself to practise both.
Rivals the Mahindra Mojo.
The Benelli TNT 25 has been launched in India at INR 1.68 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It competes with the Mahindra Mojo in price and the KTM Duke 200 in performance. There are two versions on offer – one with MRF REVZ C tyres and another with Metzeler tyres of the same sizes, priced at INR 1.75 lakhs (ex-Delhi).
The Benelli TNT 25 is the most affordable motorcycle in DSK-Benelli’s lineup. It premiered at the 2014 EICMA in Milan and shares the design cues from the Benelli TNT 300. The bike was unveiled in India at the India Bike Week 2015 in Goa.
The motorcycle weighs 150 kg and has a 16.5-litre fuel tank. It measures 2,080 mm in length, 805 mm in width, 1,090 mm in height and 1,385 mm in wheelbase. The tyres are the same as the ones on the KTM Duke 200 – MRF RevZ C 110/70-R17 and 150/60-R17. The other version uses the same tyres on the KTM Duke 390.
The TNT 25 is powered by a new 249 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 24.1 PS at 9,000 rpm and 20.6 Nm at 7,000 rpm, and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is capable of hitting a top speed of 145 km/h.
The salient features of the bike include an exposed trellis frame, an inverted telescopic fork and a monoshock on swingarm, a digital instrument console with an analog tachometer, 17-inch black alloy wheels with a single-disc brake on either wheel measuring 280 mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear, a stubby exhaust canister, and tyres measuring 110/70 and 140/60.
The model on the second image is the accessorised version which has CNC-made gold-coloured parts and special graphics on the fuel tank and the other panels.