DSK-Benelli has just launched its first single cylinder motorcycle in India, the TNT 25.Its249cc engine produces a healthy 28.5PS@9,000rpm and 21.61Nm@8,000rpm.It's available in two variants , the Standard with MRF tyres and the Premium with Metzeler's, that will costyou an additional Rs 7,000.
The design is not asshouty asthe KTM 200 Duke, but in no way is it bland either. It is proportionately designed, while the fit and finish lookedgood. The TNT 25 gets a single 280mm petal disc up front and a 240mm petal disc at the rear. There is no ABS as of now but it will be offered as an option in the future.
At a starting price of Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-Delhi) the TNT 25 is priced a little more than its competitors, the KTM 200 Duke and the Mahindra Mojo. While we wait to test the TNT 25, here is a quick look at the new Benelli in pictures.
The TNT 25 gets a proportionate design with sharp features
Steel trellis frame is swathed in bright red
The meters offer information about speed, fuel level, rpm, odo, trip, coolant temperature and gear
The headlamp resembles the TNT 300
A plastic guard to protect the radiator is offered as standard
The seat is roomy whilethe tank is sculpted well to help hold the bike while riding hard
It uses a conventional exhaust unlike the underbelly unit of the TNT 300
Benelli will offer a host of customisation options likethese decals
These tailor made crash sets are part of the accessories list
Adjustable clutch and brake levers are also on offer
Up front, it gets a 280mm front disc witha four-piston calliper
CNC machined rear sets look niceand are sold as accessories