Benelli TNT 300

The DSK Motowheels and Benelli, an Italian manufacturer have finally entered the Indian two-wheeler market. Benelli has had a tremendous history at the famous Isle of Man race too. Amongst the other exciting bikes, this joint-venture has launched 5 bikes in India – the Benelli TNT 300, TNT 600 i, TNT 600 GT, TNT 899 and TNT 1130 R, where TNT stands for ‘Tornado Naked Tre’.

The large V-shaped headlamps that are complimented by the puny windscreen makes the TNT 300 look like a robot. The fuel tank is nicely shaped with well cut out knee recesses for smooth grip .The muscular profile comes from the dual disc and golden upside down forks. The arrow-head shaped cowl directly extending from the front of the tank makes it look bigger and gives you a ‘big-bike’ like feel. The bike offers comfortable riding posture with a 795mm seat height, the tall handle bars and a wide seat for the rider and the pillion as well. It has an extended wheelbase of 1410 mm for a stable ride. The large tail light and the chunky grab rails flows well with the rest of the TNT 300 design.

Dimensions and Fuel tank Capacity

The TNT 300 has got a length of 2130 mm, width of 800 mm and a height of 1120 mm as its dimensions along with a wet or kerb weight of 185 Kgs. It has a fuel tank capacity of 16 litres.

Engine and Gearbox

The Benelli TNT 300 is powered by a 300cc, 4-stroke, 8-valve, liquid cooled, two-cylinder, DOHC engine which generates a maximum power of 37.73 Bhp at 11,500 rpm and a peak torque of 26.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six speed transmission and a wet clutch. It uses the electronic injection with twin 38 mm throttle bodies.

Brakes and Suspension

The motorcycle comes fitted with 260 mm Twin disc brakes at the front and 240 mm single disc brakes at the rear end. Benelli is offering two different combinations of tyres for the TNT 300. One is Pirelli manufactured 120/70-R17 for the front and 160/60-R17 for the rear and other one being MRF manufactured 110/60-R17 for the front and 150/60-R17 for the rear. The suspension duties are handled by Benelli 41 mm upside down forks with 115 mm stroke at its front while Benelli shock 120 mm stroke with adjustable preload rebound are placed at the rear end.

Shades and Price

The Benelli TNT 300 is available in three striking shades which are Black, Red and White. The approximate ex-showroom price is INR 2.83 lakh, which may vary.

 

VEHICLE SUMMARY
Type Naked
Tagline Passion Comes Standard
Shades Black, Red, White
Warranty Two year unlimited kms
Frame Steel Trellis
Exhaust With two catalytic converter and two oxygen sensor
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 300 cc
Maximum Power 37.73 Bhp @ 11500 rpm
Maximum Torque 26.5 NM @ 10000 rpm
Engine Description 4-stroke, 8 valves, DOHC, liquid cooled, In-line 2 cylinder
Fuel System Electronic injection with twin ø 38 mm throttle bodies
Ignition DELPHI MT05
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 12:1
Bore 65 mm
Stroke 42.5 mm
Number of Cylinders 2
Spark Plug Model Type RG4HC
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speed
Clutch Wet
Gear Ratios 1° – 13/37, 2° – 19/37, 3° – 18/28, 4° – 24/32, 5° – 21/25, 6° – 24/26
Primary drive 44/82
Final Drive Chain drive, ratio 14:43
Gear Pattern 1 – Down, 5 – Up
BRAKES
Front Brake 260 mm Twin disc
Rear Brake 240 mm Single disc
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Benelli 41 mm upside down forks with 115 mm stroke
Rear Suspension Benelli shock 120 mm stroke with adjustable preload rebound
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 120/70 – 17 (P), 110/70 – 17 (M), (P) – Pirelli Tyres (M) – MRF Tyres
Rear Tyre 160/60 – 17 (P), 150/60 – 17 (M), (P) – Pirelli Tyres (M) – MRF Tyres
Front Wheel E 17”xMT3.5 DOT-D
Rear Wheel E 17”xMT4.5 DOT-D
Alloy Wheels Yes (Aluminum)
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 2130 mm
Overall Width 800 mm
Overall Height 1120 mm
Seat Height 795 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Wheelbase 1410 mm
Dry Weight 185 kg
Kerb/Wet Weight 196 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 3 litres
Permitted Total Weight 370 kg
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-60 kmph 3.41 secs
0-100 kmph 8.38 secs
Top Speed 154 kmph
Mileage (City, approx.) 24 kmpl
Mileage (Highway, approx.) 32 kmpl
Mileage (Combined, approx.) 28 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Yes
Fuel Gauge Digital

 

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