The next-generation Benelli TNT600i has revealed itself via spy photographs. The 2020 model, which will arrive with a Euro-V/BS-VI compliant engine, will receive a massive visual overhaul.
For starters, the 2020 Benelli TNT600i gets a more modern naked roadster styling that looks more appealing than the model it will replace. The fascia appears to feature a projector headlamp that will most likely be full LED. The blinkers and taillights, too, will be LED units, thus giving the motorcycle a more premium and modern persona. The instrument console has also received an upgrade, and the 2020 iteration of the motorcycle will pack a TFT display in the cockpit. The display may receive the option of Bluetooth connectivity. The outgoing model, for reference, uses a semi-digital console with an analogue tachometer along with an LCD screen.
The next-generation model will drop the bolted fuel tank shrouds. Instead, the tank cover will be extended to enhance the muscular styling. The saddle will also see some tweaks and the next-generation model will use a single-piece seat instead of split-style setup on the current motorcycle. An even bigger change is at the rear of the next-generation TNT600i where the under seat exhaust has gone missing. The new model is likely to use a conventionally placed exhaust canister. The rear fender has also been removed for a cleaner look while the number plate at the back is installed on the tyre hugger, thus lending the TNT600i a more premium styling.
The motorcycle will retain the inline four-cylinder engine layout although the displacement may witness a slight revision in the Euro-V/BS-VI iteration. The current generation TNT600i, for reference, uses an inline four-cylinder, 600 cc, liquid-cooled, 16 valves, DOHC engine that makes 85 PS of power at 11,500 rpm and 54.6 Nm of peak torque at 10,500 rpm.
Other hardware specifications are similar to the current model, and the 2020 Benelli TNT600i will use upside-down telescopic forks at the front. The rear suspension setup isn’t visible in the photographs although we expect to see an asymmetrically mounted unit on the next-generation model as well. Braking department includes twin discs at the front and a single disc at the back while the electronic aids will most likely be limited to dual-channel ABS.
We expect to see the next-generation Benelli TNT600i at this year’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, while the India launch could happen in 2020.