2016 Benelli TNT25 aka BN 251 is one of the most affordable quarter litre imports in the market today and makes it quite a tempting proposition
Benelli in India is one of the few international brands in the country trying hard to gain volumes, attention and a space in the Indian market for them. All of this started by launching high-end motorcycles in the market one after the other and some of them all together. The motorcycles had their highs and lows when reviewed, compared and tested. The brand was missing a key element in their bikes and it is ABS.
DSK Benelli in India is doing that in the year 2016 and almost all motorcycles will come with ABS by the end of 2016. Today, there is a new offering in the very popular segment, that is the quarter litre segment. Benelli TNT25 is the motorcycle, the DSK group and Benelli themselves bank highly on despite stiff competition. We have a closer look at it to tell you what it is about.
2016 Benelli TNT25 Design and Dimensions
The Benelli TNT25 looks like a modern-day skinny street fighter with a tall stance, a shorty stubby rear along with meaty hardware in the right colors, creating the right contrast. Headlights are very much like that of the KTM Duke. However, rest of the motorcycle is quite traditionally styled with a subtle-sized fuel tank, chunky alloys, fat tyres and everything else make it look purposeful. Sharp looking engine belly fairing does stick out and grab attention. The tail-lamp unit at the rear is vertical and reminds of a scooter in the domestic market.
Length: 2080 mm
Width: 810 mm
Height: 1225 mm
Seat height: NA
Wheelbase 1400: mm
Ground clearance: NA
Kerb weight: 159 kgs
Fuel capacity: 17 litres
2016 Benelli TNT25 India Launch and Price
Benelli TNT 25 was launched in India in the year early 2016 and was priced very well at Rs 1.68 lakhs and will launch it in all Asian countries soon.
2016 Benelli TNT25 Chassis, suspension and brakes
The part where it excels on paper is the hardware it offers. The Trellis frame, Upside down forks and monoshock at the rear with an aluminium swingarm makes it quite interesting and should do well on the road. Brakes wise we have 280 mm disc at the front and 240 mm disc at the rear
Chassis – Trellis Frame
Front – Upside Down Forks
Rear – Adjustable Monoshock
Front – 110/70-17 (MRF and Metzeler)
Rear – 150/60- 17 (MRF and Metzeler)
Front – 280 mm Disc
Rear – 240 mm Disc
2016 Benelli TNT25 Engine, Specification and Fuel Economy
The engine on the TNT25 makes the right amount of power, but the torque is on the lower side.The single cylinder makes it more affordable and efficient. Kerb weight too is slightly higher than expected. However, all of this should make it a relaxed tourer which should return a decent amount of fuel efficiency as well. A big tank makes gives quite a good range too.
Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Maximum Power – 28.16 BHP @ 9800 RPM
Maximum Torque – 21.61 NM @ 8000 RPM
Transmission – 6-Speed Gearbox
2016 Benelli TNT25 Top Rivals
Honda CBR 250R, KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Benelli TNT25 Safety and Features
NO ABS or CBS has been offered yet, Benelli say it will happen in the year 2016 itself.