Benelli TnT

  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-1
  • Displacement:
    134.7 cc
  • Top Speed:
    68 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    INR 130000 (Est.)
  • Price:
  • Overall:
    8.2/10

2017 Benelli TNT 135

The biggest ’Monkey’ is coming to the scene.

India came to know about the monkey bikes when the then ‘Escorts’ group designed and built the Rajdoot GTS (Grand Touring Sports) 175 in the 60s’ and 70s’. It was powered by the stock-in-trade 175cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, two-stroke engine that was borrowed from a Polish motorcycle maker called Cekop. It is also fondly called as ‘Bobby’ which was christened because of the movie it was shown in.

India’s second ‘Monkey’ nearly after half a century is our very own amiably cute and luring Honda Navi. It was an instant hit amongst the youth for its unique design which brought in some fresh air to the otherwise very conventional market of ours. It reigned the segment for quite sometime now but it is time for it to look up. The Italians are coming in to take over the crown. Enter the DSK Benelli TNT 135.

The Benelli was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, rumours have it that it is undergoing road tests on Indian soil as we speak.

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STYLING

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Heavy styling cues are picked up from its elder sibling, the TNT-25 and contoured it into a modern and youthful looking monkey bike. It sports an aggressive naked sport outlook with sharp and chiselled lines running all across the motorcycle. The bikini fairings and the tank shrouds integrate well together with the tank and the body simply flows into the rear segment.

It boasts a dual-tone saddle and shoddy 12" alloy wheels that makes this a proper Monkey squad. The cynosure of all is the twin-exhaust outlet that jet right below the pillion seat and that screams of Italian flair. The front will sport dual headlamp units – halogen and a strip of projectors which might or might not make it to the Indian model.

The lattice-steel frame is exposed in red and the bike shows it off proudly. A fully digital instrument cluster sits atop the headlamp cowl. The rear gets an all LED treatment with the hazard lights/indicators being sculpted within the rear body panel.

Overall Dimension

Length 1750mm
Width 755mm
Height 1025mm
Wheelbase 1215mm
Seat height 780mm
Wet weight 121kg

POWERTRAIN

The motorcycle approves the old adage “Size Isn’t Everything” in literal terms. A raunchy 4-valve, oil cooled, 135 cc SOHC, single cylinder motor spins under the belly. It punches a healthy 13 bhp at 9000 rpm and peaks the torque graph at 11 Nm at 7000 rpm. It cranks all this power to the rear through a five-speed transmission.

The power mill is quite refined and the smooth, controllable power bands offer ample amount of fun and thrashing capabilities. The 1 into 2 aluminium exhaust port looks fab and carries a rather hefty catalytic converter making this a Euro 4 certified machine.

Engine Specification

Capacity cc 134.7
Bore/ Stroke mm 54/58.8
Output 13bhp@9000rpm
Torque 11Nm@7000rpm
Type ingle cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled 4 valves, SOHC, double spark
Valves per cylinder 4
Clutch type Wet- Multiplate
Transmission 5-speed

RIDE AND HANDLING

The motorcycle features a flat end bar along with footpeg positions suitable for a comfortable upright riding position. The two tone saddle sits at a rather low 780 mm which will accommodate all sizes of riders.

Super strong lattis frame holds the bike like its larger brothers in the Benelli line-up. Suspension duties are handled by USD beefy 41 mm forks at the front and 50 mm rear lateral shock attached to the rear swing with spring pre-load adjustment. ABS gives a miss or could be optional, we hope.

Both wheels get disc braking units with 220 mm and 2 pistons calliper at the front and a single disc 190 mm with single piston calliper at the rear. Aluminum 12” alloys carry fat, sticky tyres that ensures the tiny TNT to handle the roads like a pro.

Chassis Specifications

Suspension / Front 41 mm Upside-down forks
Suspension / Rear Rear swing arm with lateral shock absorber with spring pre-load adjustment
Brakes / Front Single 220 mm disc. Calliper: Dual piston
Brakes / Rear Single 190 mm disc. Calliper: Single piston
Tyres / Front 120/70-ZR12
Tyres / Rear 130/70 - ZR12

PRICE

Although no official announcements have been made regarding the price and availability, we are speculating Benelli to price the 135 between ₹1.3 to 1.5 lakh only because it will be got into the country through the CKD route and assembled in Wai, Maharashtra.

You can get the TNT in White, Black and Red colour pallets with the exposed red frame.

COMPETITION

As of current situations, there is no motorcycle present in the Indian two wheeler industry to match the TNT 135 head to head. The only Monkey motorcycle is the Honda Navi. The Japanese has given us a pocket bike that is light on our pockets as well. But no match to the TNT.

Honda Navi

Under the very slim, moped like profile of the Navi is a very familiar powertrain. The Navi sources its power from a four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, 109.2cc engine, which already has been doing the duty on all the 110cc scooters of Honda. Mated to a V-matic automatic transmission, the engine is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 8.3 PS and a maximum torque output of 8.96 bhp, figures close to that of the Activa and other scooters of Honda.

VERDICT

This will change the whole dimension of the segment in the country. When it lands, it will be the most powerful Monkey motorcycle and the least powerful Benelli to be offered.

It is constructed mainly to please the young, and new riders looking for some fun and entertaining piece of machinery. It is quite literally the easiest manual motorcycle to ride with ‘advanced suspension, a strong steel frame, alloy wheels with disc brakes, grippy, all-weather tires and racy, naked-bike styling that will have you grinning all day long’.

The sporty ergonomics and race inspired instruments along with a good performance package will make this a highly saughted pocket-bike.

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The biggest ’Monkey’ is coming to the scene.
2017 Benelli TNT 135
2017 Benelli TNT 135
2017 Benelli TNT 135
2017 Benelli TNT 135
2017 Benelli TNT 135
2017 Benelli TNT 135
2017 Benelli TNT 135
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2015 Benelli TNT 1130R
2015 Benelli TNT 1130R
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2014 Benelli TNT 25
2014 Benelli TNT 25
2014 Benelli TNT 25
2014 Benelli TNT 25
2014 Benelli TNT 25
2014 Benelli TNT 25
2014 Benelli TNT 25

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2014 Benelli TNT 600i
2014 Benelli TNT 600i
2014 Benelli TNT 600i
2014 Benelli TNT 600i
2014 Benelli TNT 600i
2014 Benelli TNT 600i
2014 Benelli TNT 600i

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2014 Benelli TNT 600 GT

2014 Benelli TNT 600 GT
2014 Benelli TNT 600 GT
2014 Benelli TNT 600 GT
2014 Benelli TNT 600 GT

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2014 Benelli TNT 300

2014 Benelli TNT 300
2014 Benelli TNT 300
2014 Benelli TNT 300
2014 Benelli TNT 300
2014 Benelli TNT 300
2014 Benelli TNT 300
2014 Benelli TNT 300
2014 Benelli TNT 300

Benelli may be an unprecedented brand for most of the Indians, but the marque has been in existence in the automotive arena for almost over a century. This Italian manufacturer is all set to make its foray into the Indian market, thanks to the recent boom in the performance segments of motorcycles.

The manufacturer has planned a slew of motorcycles spanning from the range of 300cc to 1130cc, the starting model of which is the TNT 300. The TNT 300 is nothing but the brand’s existing BN 302, which has renamed specifically for the Indian market. Going by the dimensions and numbers, it is set to make its impact in that segment which is currently single-handedly ruled by the smaller capacity KTMs, the Duke 200 and Duke 390.

The TNT 300 surely manages to create a good first impression, with its subtle design and interesting specifications, but does it has the required pedigree to upset the KTM duos? Here’s a detailed outlook of the new kid on the block, the Benelli TNT 300.

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