The Benelli TNT 15 has is not officially confirmed for India.
A new teaser video has been released of the revamped 2017 Benelli TNT 15. The bike in its present iteration is sold in Indonesia and Vietnam.
Ever since the entry of Benelli motorcycles through the DSK Group, the idea of powerful big capacity machines has become accessible. However, the Sino-Italian motorcycle brand is not just about big machines. While their smallest product in India is set to be the TNT 135, the company has another exciting product in the global portfolio that it could explore for India.
As compared to the current TNT 15, the 2017 model is slightly upmarket and gains upside down forks up front. The steel trellis frame is visible and adds a muscular look to the bike. The drum brake in the rear makes way for a petal disc. The tail section also appears leaner, giving the bike a sporty look. The digital analogue instrumentation makes way for a new all-digital LCD screen.
The present version of the Benelli TNT 15 is powered by a 148 cc mill coupled to a five-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 12.24 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 11 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. Expect the new version to be slightly more powerful.
The Benelli TNT 15, if introduced in India, can be a great option in the premium 150 cc segment. DSK Benelli though will have to price it competitively to garner volumes.