Benelli TNT 300 ABS launched at INR 3.29 lakhs
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
DSK Benelli has launched the Benelli TNT 300 ABS in India at an ex-showroom pan-India price of INR 3.29 lakhs. Dealers have started accepting the bookings for the bike, at a token amount of INR 30,000.
The Benelli TNT 300 ABS replaces the non-ABS version, and the delivery time for the bike is 10-15 days. It is INR 26,000 more expensive than the now discontinued non-ABS variant. The bike comes with dual channel, switchable ABS. It is DSK Benelli’s third ABS offering in the country after the TNT 600i and the 302R. The latter was launched last month.
Powering this motorcycle is a 300cc in-line two-cylinder DOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The powerplant produces 38.2 PS of power at 11,500 rpm and 26.5 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle features a 16-litre fuel tank and tips the scales at 196 kg, kerb. Inverted front forks and a rear off-set monoshock hold the trellis frame. Brakes include twin petal discs at the front and a single disc at the rear with ABS. The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod with 120-section at the front and 160-section tyre at the rear.
This financial year DSK Benelli plans to launch three new motorcycles. One of them will be a KTM 390 Duke rival. The TNT 300 ABS also rivals the KTM 390 Duke, but twin cylinder Italian is INR 1.02 lakhs more expensive. The TNT 300 ABS is available in four colours: Verde (green), Bianco (white), Rosso (red), and Nero (black).