At the ongoing Auto Expo 2016, DSK Benelli showcased four products that are scheduled to be launched in this calendar year. They include the TNT Naked T-135, BX 250, Tornado 302 and the TRK 502. These models will also be making their way to DSK Benelli showrooms in the coming future. The Italian brand also showcased the ABS versions of the TNT 600i & TNT 600 GT superbikes.
The Adventure tourer, TRK 502 is powered by a 499.6cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine equipped with electronic injection. The engine spouts 48 PS at 8,500rpm and the maximum torque of 45 Nm at 4,500rpm. The power is sent to the wheels through a 6-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch. The whole engine is fitted into a trellis frame and a large 20ltrs fuel tank is housed under the seat.
The Tornado 302 is powered by the same 300 cc in-line 2-cylinder, 4-stroke engine as the TNT 300 but is tuned to deliver a peak power output of 35 HP at 12,000 rpm and a peak torque of 26 Nm at 9000 rpm. The transmission, a 6 speed gearbox from the TNT 300 is carried over as well. The under-belly exhaust is shed for an aluminium single exhaust pipe with twin ports. The fuel tank capacity is limited to 14 litres. The Tornado 302 measures 2175 mm in length, 746 mm in width and 1146 mm in height, the latter two excluding the mirrors. The ground clearance stands at 180 mm while the wheelbase measures 1410 mm.
Unveiled at the EICMA 2015 Milan Motorcycle Show, the Benelli Tornado Naked T was also showcased at the Expo. Power comes from a 135 cc, single-cylinder engine good for 12.6 HP @ 9000 rpm and maximum Torque 10.8 NM @ 7000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox. Seat height is 780 mm, while fuel tank capacity is rated at 7.2 litres.
DSK Benelli also showcased the new Motard 250, or BX 250 a rugged dirt bike especially designed for young riders. The BX 250 is powered by a single-cylinder, 250 cc engine which delivers a maximum power of 25 HP at 9000 rpm, and 21 Nm (2.1 kgm) of torque at 7000 rpm. Other technical highlights include a six speed transmission, wet sump lubrication and oil bath clutch.
The current range of superbikes under the DSK Benelli umbrella, was also present at the Auto Expo, these included the TNT 25 – Single cylinder 250cc engine, TNT 300 – In-line two cylinder 300 cc engine, TNT 600i – In-line four cylinder 600cc engine, TNT 600 GT – In-line four cylinder 600 cc engine, TNT 899 – In-line, three cylinder 898 cc engine and the TNT R -In-line, three cylinder 1131cc engine. In addition, DSK Benelli also showcased the soon to arrive ABS variants of the TNT 600i and TNT 600 GT superbikes with an aim to heat up the competition even further, as the existing range has been creating ripples in the Indian superbiking segment.
Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels said, “The Auto Expo is the biggest automobile event in the country and it’s only fitting that a brand as successful and popular as DSK Benelli is present at the event. Touted as its biggest edition yet, we are doing our bit in elevating the exhilaration around Auto Expo. Not only have we unveiled an exciting new line-up of our upcoming superbike range, we have also brought automobile lovers closer to our superbiking heritage by showcasing two celebrated legends from the house of Benelli.”
The Benelli Tornado Tre 1130 was also showcased at the event. The Tornado Tre 1130 is powered by an 1131cc three-cylinder, four-stroke engine. To date, DSK Bella’ has established 15 showrooms across India, which includes – Pune. Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, Surat, Thane, Indore, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi. Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Kolkata, with S more corning up in 2016.