OFFICIAL: DSK-Benelli India launch scheduled on March 19, 2015

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DSK Motowheels Launch Date Revealed

Typically Mondays are usually boring and most of us are hungover from the weekend. This time though it is a rather interesting day. Earlier today, we found out that BMW Motorrad plans to locally assemble some of its products. Now, we have received the official confirmation from DSK-Benelli about the launch dates of its products in India, scheduled on March 19, 2015! In fact, DSK-Benelli India will commence booking before the official launch. Customers in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune can book Benelli motorcycles from March 10, 2015.

DSK-Benelli India Bookings Open

The five models which would be available for sale include the TNT 300, TNT 600 GT, TNT 600i, TNT 899 and TNT 1130. While the entry level 300 cc and 600 cc models would come as CKDs from China, the more premium 899 cc and 1,130 cc motorcycles would be imported from Italy and assembled at the company’s plant in Wai near Pune.

Benelli TNT 300

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The entry level motorcycle from Benelli’s stable for the Indian market will be the 300cc, two-cylinder TNT 300. It’s would an ideal city motorcycle that would appeal to masses. The upside-down front fork and the single side monoshock at the rear adds to the premium look and feel of the motorcycle.

Click here to know how does the entry level Benelli TNT 300 stack up against the competition

Displacement300cc
EngineLiquid cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC Inline 2
Power @ RPM37 hp @ 11,500 rpm
Torque @ RPM27 Nm @ 9000 rpm
Bore/Stroke65 x 45.2 mm
Compression12:1
Fuel InjectionElectronic injection with twin ø 38 mm throttle bodies
Transmission6 Speed
DriveChain
FrameSteel trestle
Front SuspensionBenelli ø 41 mm upside down forks with 115 mm stroke
Rear SuspensionBenelli shock 120 mm stroke
Front BrakeTwin ø 260 mm disc
Rear BrakeSingle ø 240 mm disc
Front Tyre120/70R17/C
Rear Tyre160/60R17/C
Length2115mm
Width800mm
Height1130mm
Wheelbase1405mm
Seat Height795mm
Weight185kg
Fuel Capacity16 litre
Available ColoursOrange or White

Benelli TNT 600 i

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The Benelli TNT 600i will be the first inline four cylinder naked motorcycle to enter the Indian market. Powered by an inline four-cylinder 4 stroke engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft and 4 valves for each cylinder, the 600i puts out 82 hp of power and 52 Nm of torque. Once launched, this motorcycle will compete against the recently launched Kawasaki ER-6n. The 600i will have an edge over the Kawasaki because of the inline four cylinder setup.

Click here to read our review of the Benelli TNT 600i

Click here to find out how does the Benelli 600i fare against the competition

Displacement600cc
EngineLiquid cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC Inline 4
Power82 hp @ 11,500 RPM
Torque52 Nm @ 10,500 RPM
Bore/Stroke65 x 45.2 mm
Compression11.5:1
Fuel InjectionDelphi electronic injection with four ø 38 mm throttle bodies
Transmission6 Speed
DriveChain
FrameFront steel trestle and rear aluminium alloy casting
Front SuspensionBenelli ø 50 mm upside down forks with 120 mm stroke
Rear SuspensionBenelli shock 123 mm stroke
Front BrakeTwin ø 320 mm floating discs with radial mounted 4 piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle ø 260 mm disc with double piston caliper
Front TyreMetzeler Sportec 120/70 ZR17 58W
Rear TyreMetzeler Sportec 180/55 ZR17 73W
Length2160mm
Width800mm
Height1180mm
Wheelbase1430mm
Seat Height800mm
Weight208kg
Fuel Capacity15 litre
Available ColoursBlack, White or Red

Benelli TNT 600 GT

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To add to the diversity to its product line up, DKS-Benelli India will also introduce a touring motorcycle to the list. The TNT 600 Gran Turismo has an in-line four-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 82 hp of power and 55Nm of torque. The 600GT will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 650. Premium looks and features along with an inline four cylinder setup would give the 600 GT an upper edge.

Click here to read our review of the Benelli TNT 600 GT

Displacement600cc
EngineLiquid cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC Inline 4
Power82 hp @ 11,500 RPM
Torque55 Nm @ 10.500 RPM
Bore/Stroke65 x 45.2 mm
Compression11.5:1
Fuel InjectionDelphi electronic injection with four ø 38 mm throttle bodies
Transmission6 Speed
DriveChain
FrameFront Steel Tube Trellis Rear Aluminium Alloy Casting
Front SuspensionBenelli ø 50 mm upside down forks with 120 mm stroke
Rear SuspensionBenelli shock 123 mm stroke
Front BrakeTwin ø 320 mm floating discs with radial mounted 4 piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle ø 260 mm disc with double piston caliper
Front TyreMetzeler Sportec 120/70 ZR17 58W
Rear TyreMetzeler Sportec 180/55 ZR17 73W
Length2150mm
Width800mm
Height1180mm
Wheelbase1405mm
Seat Height800mm
Weight223kg
Fuel Capacity27 litre
Available ColoursWhite

Benelli TNT 899

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TNT 899 stands out for its sporty character. The engine three cylinders develop 120 hp of power and 88 nm of torque. The muscular design makes the TNT 899 an eye-candy. Once launched, the TNT 899 will compete against Kawasaki Z800 and Triumph Street Triple.

Click here to read our review of the Benelli TNT 899

Displacement899cc
EngineLiquid cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC Inline 3 with balancer shaft
Power121 hp @ 11,500 RPM
Torque88 Nm @ 10.500 RPM
Bore/Stroke88 x 49 mm
Compression12.5:1
Fuel InjectionElectronic injection with three ø 53 mm throttle bodies
Transmission6 Speed
DriveChain
FrameFront steel trestle and rear aluminium alloy casting
Front SuspensionMarzocchi ø 50 mm upside down forks
Rear SuspensionSachs shock 120 mm stroke
Front BrakeTwin ø 320 mm floating discs with radial mounted Brembo 4 piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle ø 240 mm wave disc with Brembo twin piston caliper
Front Tyre120/70-17 120/65-17
Rear Tyre190/50-17 180/55-17
Length2100mm
Width790mm
Height1050mm
Wheelbase1443mm
Seat Height830mm
Weight202kg
Fuel Capacity16 litre
Available ColoursWhite

Benelli TNT 1130R

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The TNT 1130R replaces the R160 as the performance king in the Benelli stable. The 1131cc triple cylinder engine produces 158hp of power and 120 Nm of torque. The TNT 1130R is said to have an enticing character of this raw edged motorcycle.

Displacement1131cc
EngineLiquid cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC inline 3 with balancer shaft
Power158 hp @ 10,200 RPM
Torque120 Nm @ 8,400 rpm
Bore/Stroke88 x 62 mm
Compression12.5:1
Fuel InjectionElectronic injection with three ø 53 mm throttle bodies
Transmission6 Speed
DriveChain
FrameFront steel trestle and rear aluminium alloy casting
Front SuspensionMarzocchi ø 50 mm upside down forks
Rear SuspensionZF Sachs
Front BrakeTwin ø 320 mm floating wave discs with radial mounted Brembo monoblock 4 piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle ø 240 mm wave disc with Brembo twin piston caliper
Front Tyre120/70-17 120/65-17
Rear Tyre190/50-17 180/55-17
Length2100mm
Width790mm
Height1050mm
Wheelbase1443mm
Seat Height830mm
Weight202kg
Fuel Capacity16 litre
Available ColoursWhite

Here are the contact details of DSK-Benelli Showrooms:

DSK-Benelli India Showroom Contact

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  • MysticFreak says:

    NO ABS = NO THANK YOU

  • Prasad P says:

    What is the price bucket for the entry level motorcycle Benelli TNT 300???

  • Zuber ali says:

    Only a thing couldn’t understand about benelli that more the CC and lesser the cylinder 🙁 , because i love more a engine by its number of cylinder .

  • TruPeLo says:

    Yay! TNT 300.
    I’m looking for the right 200cc – 300cc motorcycle to buy this year.
    Is the Benelli a proven performer?
    Should I wait for the upcoming Yamaha, Honda, Hyosung, Kawasaki, TVS bikes?