Benelli TNT 200 Unveiled To Make Way For Leoncino 250 and rival the Duke 200 in the country. The Leoncino 250 will fill in the earlier gap of TNT 25
Making its presence felt through its debut at Milan motorcycle show, EICMA 2017, Benelli announces the global launch of its new TNT 200. The test market is likely to be Europe. Apart from the TNT 200 the company also showcased the 302S. With this the armory is complete, the TNT 200 targeting the Duke 200 and the 302 S targeting the higher end KTM Duke 390.
The Benelli TNT 200 features a 199.4 cc engine generating a massive torque of 18 NM at 7000 rpm. The FI single cylinder engine generates at 9500 rpm, 21.8 PS of power unleashed by a 6-speed gearbox. The frame is a trestle in steel tubes weighing 164 kg. The fuel tank is a modest 13 liters capacity descends into split seats and looks at a digital instrument panel ahead. The length of the new Benelli 200 is 2050 mm and stands 810mm wide. The vertical height is 1065 mm.
The front face of Benelli TNT 200 shows upside down forks dipping 120 mm into the road. The rear is the conventional monoshocks with a much shorter 45 mm of dip length. The 4 piston caliper disc brakes in front and 2 piston caliper at the rear are 260 mm and 240 mm respectively. The company did not think it necessary to augment with an ABS system despite the torque. Tyre dimensions are 110/80 in the front and 130/70 at the rear, on 17-inch alloy wheels.
In India a huge 200 cc market created by Yamaha FZ 25 and popularized by the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, sports other marquee players like the TVS Apache 200 and the KTM Duke 200. The Benelli TNT 200 has been scheduled for a 2018 launch in India at an anticipated price tag at the higher end of the 1 – 1.5 L spectrum. The Benelli TNT 200 is sure to give the big boys a ride for their money.