Probably the best selling and the most-affordable four-cylinder motorcycle in India, the Benelli TNT 600 has received mild updates for 2020. Available only for non-European markets, the new TNT 600 is still powered by a 4-cylinder in-line engine, with liquid cooling and a double overhead camshaft.
The motor cranks out 81.6 hp at 11500 rpm and maximum torque of 51 Nm at 10500 rpm. It has been equipped with wet-sump lubrication, wet clutch, and a six-speed gearbox. The exposed frame consists of a main steel trellis frame, accompanied by sturdy aluminium plates in the swingarm pivot area. The suspension system features an upside-down fork with 50 mm diameter and at the rear, an aluminium alloy swinging arm has been paired with a monoshock adjustable in the spring preload and rebound damping.
The braking system boasts of a 320 mm diameter semi-floating double disc at the front, bloc radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons, whilst the rear system features a 260 mm diameter disc. Wheels are aluminium alloy 17” rims fitted with 120/70 and 180/55 tyres. Fuel tank capacity stands at 15 litres. For 2020, the Benelli TNT 600 gets a restyled, full-LED headlight and a completely digital TFT dashboard. The bike will be available in shades of Green and White.
In terms of styling, the rest of the bike is identical to its predecessor. Unlike earlier spy shots, which gave us hints of a completely new model, that could be an entirely new motorcycle. The spied motorcycle featured sharper styling in comparison to the current-gen TNT 600 and a full-colour LCD display for instrumentation. Benelli’s official release for this updated TNT 600 does not say if the bike meets Europe’s latest emission norms and since it won’t be available in those markets, the possibility of it still being a Euro 4 bike appear likely. It could be that the new-gen TNT 600 could still be in the development phase and could be introduced later as a Euro 5 / BS-VI compliant motorcycle. The bikemaker is also said to be revealing a more powerful Leoncino at the ongoing EICMA 2019. We’ll be back with more details. Stay tuned.