Italian motorcycle manufacturers Benelli's Indian arm DSK Benelli launched its sixth motorcycle in India, the TNT 25, at Rs 1.68 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The most affordable motorcyle of Benelli in India will be available in two variants. The premium version is priced at Rs. 1.75 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.
The motorcycle comes with exposed frame, minimal fairing and in an athletic looks that is spot on for naked motorcycle segment. The design of the front-end is shared with the bigger sibling, the TNT 300, which is priced at Rs 2.83 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The decals over the tank scoops, exhaust muffler and the tail lamp are different from TNT 300. The motorcycle measures 2,080mm in length, 805mm in width and 1,090mm in height with a wheelbase of 1385mm.
The motorcycle features analog-digital instrument cluster. It also has 41mm upside down front forks. The rear has a mono-suspension. The braking is taken care of by disc brakes, 280mm at front and 240mm at rear. The TNT 20 weighs just 150kg.
Powering the Benelli TNT 25 is a 249.cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine developing 28.15bhp at 9,800rpm and 21.61Nm of torque at 8,000rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox. Besides being the most affordable bike from Benelli in India, it is also the first bike from the from the company to use a single-cylinder engine.
The main difference between the base and the premium versions of the TNT 25 is the tyres. The base comes with MRF tyres, while the premium comes with metzelers.
The TNT 25 will be sold in India in completely knocked down (CKD) line and will be assembled in Maharashtra. It is safe to assume that the DSK Motowheels will price the Benelli TNT 25 below Rs 2 lakh to make it attractive.