The new Benelli TNT 899 is a machine, filled with power to its neck. The engine being an 899 cc powerhouse, it generates 118.36 BHP @ 9500 rpm and 88 NM @ 8000 rpm. A liquid cooling system has been installed for keeping the horses calm. Electronic fuel injection with three 53 mm diameter throttle bodies has been used for the best use of fuel being supplied. The six speed manual transmission makes it a true sprinter with more than enough power for each gear provided. Fuel capacity is 16 liters.
The braking power goes in the hands of twin 320 mm floating discs with radial mounted Brembo 4 piston calipers for the front and a single 240 mm wave disc with Brembo 2 piston calipers. The tyres on the other side are totally loyal to the braking with their superior road grip. Front gets an option of 120/70-R17 or 120/65-R17 whereas the rear has much wider 190/50-R17 or 180/55-R17.
Suspension is totally under the surveillance of Marzocchi 50 mm upside down forks for the front and Sachs shock 120 mm stroke which also has an adjustable preload rebound. Trust me, they are very dedicated to their job and will leave all the unpredicted road problems to the road only, giving the rider a smooth ride every time.
A combination of technology and classic appeal surely defines the instrument cluster of the TNT 899. With a digital speedometer and an analogue tachometer, the thrill of watching your-self fly has been equally balanced. A digital clock for some time bound missions has also been provided into the digital console. The tachometer needle seems greedy as it always wishes for the highest position and after 8000 rpm, goose bumps are guaranteed.
Benelli has priced the TNT 899 for INR 9,48,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi).
|Tagline||The Power is in Your Hands|
|Shades||White (Black Carbon on request)|
|Warranty||Two year unlimited km|
|Frame||Front steel trestle and rear aluminium alloy casting|
|ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE|
|Maximum Power||118.36 Bhp @ 9500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||88 Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|Engine Description||Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, DOHC, Inline 3 with balancer shaft|
|Fuel System||Electronic injection with three ø 53 mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||Walbro Ecua 1|
|Number of Cylinders||3|
|Front Brake||Twin ø 320 mm floating discs with radial mounted Brembo 4 piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single ø 240 mm wave disc with Brembo twin piston caliper|
|Front Suspension||Marzocchi ø 50 mm upside down forks|
|Rear Suspension||Sachs shock 120 mm stroke with Adjustable preload rebound|
|WHEELS & TYRES|
|Front Tyre||120/70-17 120/65-17|
|Rear Tyre||190/50-17 180/55-17|
|Alloy Wheels||Yes (Aluminium)|
|DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES|
|Overall Length||2100 mm|
|Overall Width||790 mm|
|Overall Height||1050 mm|
|Seat Height||830 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||202 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16 litres|