The Italian naked sportsbike Beneli TNT 25 was launched in India in December of 2015. The bike ranged from Rs. 1.68 lakhs for the normal variant and Rs. 1.75 lakhs for the premium variant, both prices are ex showroom Pune. Now recently the bike has been seen missing from the company’s Indian website. Rumours has it that it has been discontinued.
The bike used to be assembled locally at the DSK Motowheels’ CKD Plant at Wai, Pune. The Beneli TNT 25 was the most pocket friendly bike available in India and an alternative to KTM Duke 200. After going missing from the official website a few dealers were also contacted who confirmed that they do not have any stock of the above mentioned bike. When asked for further information, they said that they have not much but that the company is going through a transition due to which DSK Motowheels’ Beneli Indian rights have been handed over to Hyderabad Mahavir Group.
The naked sportsbike had the dimensions,2080 mm length ,810 mm breadth and 1025 mm height. Its wheelbase is 1400 mm. An exposed red-painted trellis frame, multispoke black alloy wheels, sharp color coordinated belly pan, a stubby silencer, digi-analog instrument console and meaty tyres totally give the bike an air of all rounder. The curb weight of the two wheeler is 149 kgs. A sturdy inverted telescopic fork upfront and a monoshock at the rear manages the suspension quite well. The bike come to a standstill with the help of hydraulic disc brake.
The front and rear tyres are of size 110/70-17 and 150/60-17 respectively. Standard variant of the bike has got MRF Tyres, while the premium variant comes equipped with Metzeler tyres. A 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine is the power source of the bike, producing a 28.16 bhp at 9,800 rpm and a 21.61 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. A Six speed gearbox is mated to the engine.
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