Italian motorcycle manufacturers Benelli's Indian arm, DSK Benelli is all set to launch its most affordable motorcycle in the country, the TNT 25, during Diwali.

According to Shirish Kulkarni, chairman of DSK Motowheels, the TNT 25 will be priced 30% cheaper than the current most affordable in the range TNT 300, reports Shifting-gears. The vehicle is likely to be priced under Rs 2 lakh.

Powering the Benelli TNT 25 will be a 249.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine developing 24.1bhp at 9,000rpm and 21Nm of torque at 7,000rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox.

The main rival of the motorcycle, the KTM 200 Duke makes 24.7bhp at 10,000rpm and 19.02Nm of torque at 8,000rpm.

The numbers make it clear that both bikes are neck and neck in specifications.

The motorcycle measures 2,080mm in length, 805mm in width and 1,090mm in height with a wheelbase of 1385mm. The design of the front-end is shared with the bigger sibling, the TNT 300 which is priced at 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 features analog-digital instrument cluster. It will also feature 41mm upside down front forks. The rear has a mono-suspension. The braking will be taken care by disc brakes, 280mm at front and 240mm at rear. However, the vehicle is not expected with ABS, which is a bit of let-down. The TNT 20 will weigh just 150kg.