Benelli Tornado 302 to be launched in India around June 2016 – Report

Posted on: Dec 22, 2015 - 12:03am IST

To get ABS.

Bike Advice reports that the Benelli Tornado 302 is slated for launch in India around June 2016, and that the motorcycle will be offered with ABS either as a standard feature or on a second variant. This information is based on the publication’s interview with the Chairman of DSK Motowheels, Shirish Kulkarni.

Benelli Tornado 302 unveiled at EICMA 2015
The Tornado 302 uses the TNT 300/302’s hardware but has a significantly higher power output.

Unveiled at the EICMA 2015 last month, the Tornado 302 is the fully faired version of the TNT 300/302 that is already being sold in India. It is the second fully faired motorcycle in Benelli’s history after the Tornado 1130. It has a length of 2,157 mm, a width of 746 mm, a height of 1,146 mm, a wheelbase of 1,410 mm, a ground clearance of 180 mm, a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres and an engine oil reservoir capacity of 4 litres.

The Tornado 302 is powered by the same engine as on the TNT 300/302, which is a 300 cc liquid-cooled inline twin-cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves, but it is tuned to produce a higher output, of 35.35 PS at 12,000 rpm and 27 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The naked model gets an output of 28.14 PS at 11,500 rpm and 26.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm. Both the motorcycles feature a six-speed gearbox.

Benelli Tornado 302 fairing
The Benelli Tornado 302 will be the only fully faired motorcycle in the company’s portfolio.

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Most of the components on the Tornado 302 are shared from the TNT 300/302, including the steel trestle frame, the 41 mm inverted telescopic fork with 120 mm travel, the monoshock with 45 mm travel, the 260 mm dual-disc brake at the front with a 4-piston caliper, the single-disc brake at the rear with a mono-piston floating caliper and the Metzeler tyres of sizes 110/70-ZR17 and 150/60-ZR17.

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[Source: Bike Advice]

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