Kawasaki ER-6n vs Benelli TNT 600i vs Triumph Street Triple vs Hyosung GT650N: Tech Spec comparo

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Now that many of us have had the taste of entry level performance motorcycles, the most obvious upgrade is to middle weight segment of machines. So here is a helping hand for all of you who are planning to upgrade from an entry level performance motorcycle to a middle weight machine.

The gap between the entry level performance motorcycle and the fully fledged litre-class machines in the Indian market was first, officially, bridged by Kawasaki Ninja 650 back in 2011. The competition began to pile up post the entry of Korean two-wheeler manufacturer Hyosung’s fully faired GT650R and Street fighter GT650N. Last year, Triumph Motorcycles too began their India operations and Benelli is scheduled to commence its sales in the country very soon.

Kawasaki ER 6n (49)

Kawasaki intends to gain a fair share of the middle weight street fighter market and hence, has introduced the naked version of the Ninja 650, named the ER-6n. But how well does the Kawasaki offering fair against the competition? We compare the technical specifications of the most desirable mid-sized capacity motorcycles in the Indian market to find out which product outdoes the others.

Specifications Kawasaki ER-6n Benelli TNT 600i Triumph Street Triple Hyosung GT650N

Engine

Type and Displacement 649cc Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin 600cc Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC in-line four 675cc Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder 647 CC liquid cooled, 4 Stroke, DOHC 8 Valve V-Twin
Number of Cylinders Two Four Three Two
Bore x Stroke (mm) 83.0 x 60.0 65 x 45.2 74.0 x 52.3 81.0 x 62.0
Power (PS) 72.1 83 79.3 73
Torque (Nm) 64 52 57.3 60.9
Power-to-weight (PS/tonne) 353 PS/Tonne 399 PS/Tonne 422 PS/Tonne 351 PS/Tonne

Dimensions

Length (mm) 2110 2160 2055 2095
Width (mm) 770 800 740 700
Height (mm) 1110 1180 1060 1135
Seat Height (mm) 805 800 800 780
Wheelbase (mm) 1410 1430 1410 1445
Ground Clearance (mm) 130 180 165 165
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litre) 16 15 17.4 17
Kerb Weight (kgs) 204 208 188 208

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size
Front 120/70-ZR17 M/C 58W 120/70-ZR17 58W 120/70-ZR17 120/60-17 55W
Rear 160/60-ZR17 M/C (69W) 180/55-ZR17 73W 180/55-ZR17 160/60-17 69W
Front Brake (mm) Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs Twin floating discs 320 mm Twin 310mm floating discs 300mm Hydraulic double disc brake
Rear Brake (mm) Single 220 mm petal disc Single disc 260 mm Single 220mm disc 230mm Hydraulic single disc brake
Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) (INR) INR 4.89 Lakh INR 5.15 Lakh INR 7.65 Lakh INR 4.08 Lakh

Triump Street Triple India Price

The yet-to-arrive Benelli TNT 600i, with its 600cc inline four cylinder engine, is the most powerful motorcycle in this comparison. Triumph Street Triple, with its India spec tuning, comes second with 79.3PS. Hyosung GT650N takes the third spot with its 73PS motor while the newly launched Kawasaki ER-6n finishes last with 72PS of power. The torque rankings, however, are the exact opposite. The Kawasaki ER-6n has got the maximum amount of torque among the four products. Hyosung GT650N takes the second spot with 60.9Nm of torque while the Triumph Street Triple finishes third with 57.3PS. The Benelli TNT 600i comes last with its 52Nm torque output.

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Things also change considerably once the weight of the motorcycles comes into play. The Triumph Street Triple aces the list with its lightweight, topping the chart with a power-to-weight ratio of 422PS/tonne. The Benelli TNT 600i, despite the most number of horses, comes in second with a power-to-weight ratio of 399PS/tonne. The Kawasaki ER-6n comes third with 353PS/tonne while the Hyosung GT650N comes last with 351PS/tonne.

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DSK-Benelli India surprised the audience with an aggressive price tag of Rs 5.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) making it the most affordable inline four cylinder motorcycle in the country. In this comparison, however, the Hyosung GT650N is the most affordable product. The Kawasaki ER-6n, with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 4.89 lakh comes second. The Benelli finishes third in this comparison while the Triumph Street Triple is the most expensive product among the four motorcycles.

This is how the motorcycles stand against each other. Which motorcycle would you like to bring home in 2015? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through comments section below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from the motoring world.

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  • mohan says:

    I wonder why the Street Triple is so pricey compared to the other three. I like this bike except for the price and the headlamps. I can live with the headlamps, but the price is what’s stopping me. 5 to 5.5 lakhs would have hit the sweet spot.

  • ashwin says:

    Given the Speed Triple Pricing , you should get the Z800 for this comparison .

  • for a cost efficient – styling , performance , reliability ( as known from outside markets) , overall rating – keeping all these in mind and giving importance in order to each of these aspects, i personally would choose DSK Benelli TNT 600i – as the best one to bring home for a beginner in a 600 cc + category.

    The review above looks amazing and adds more light to the sole purpose.

    Thanks & good Job!

    Motorheartbbb