Vietnamese customizer turns the Benelli TNT 300 into a Ducati Panigale

24/11/2016 - 13:32 | ,  ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

A Sino-Italian aims to look like a true 'red' Italian!

A Benelli TNT 300 has been made to modified to look like a Panigale 899 in Vietnam.

Benelli TNT 300 Ducati lookalike front three quarter
Would you believe that this is a Benelli TNT 300 and not the Ducati Panigale 899?

The Ducati 899 Panigale when available in India carried a price tag of Rs 13.04 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Yes, that’s the premium standards which Ducati’s motorcycles carry the world over. This beautiful modification of a Benelli though will make you go weak in your knees!

The hard work is so immaculate that at first glance it is very easy to fool the onlooker. However, if you look into details, the front discs and swingarm will make you realise it is the Benelli TNT 300. The bike retails in India at a sticker price of Rs 3.03 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Right from the headlamp console to the tail section, the modifier has styled the bike exactly like the original. The exhaust system though has is an aftermarket unit by SC Project. The rear suspension too, bears a very close resemblance to the Panigale’s unit. If you place the bike next to an original, you will have a tough time differentiating the two from the front section.

Benelli TNT 300 Ducati lookalike with Panigale 899
Trick or Treat?

All said and done, Benelli’s 300 cc parallel twin is no match for Ducati’s 898 cc L-twin desmodromic mill. That’s comparing 38.26 PS of power output with a machine churning out 148.2 PS!

[Source - MotoSaigon]

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