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Benelli has officially dropped plans of launching the TNT 135 in India.

Benelli has officially dropped plans of launching the TNT 135 in India.

The biggest ’Monkey’ is apparently just too expensive for it to survive here.

With what was supposed to change the whole dimension of the segment in the country, the Benelli’s Monkey TNT 135 is now officially scrapped from any launch plans in the country. The Benelli TNT 135 was going to be the most powerful Monkey motorcycle and the least powerful Benelli to be offered.

Slated to launch last month, the makers extended that time to do more market research as few were sceptical of its success. Courtesy its heavy price tag of ₹ 1.3 to 4 1.5 lakh. But now, those speculations are put to rest as the top boss of the company has confirmed that it won’t launch the TNT 135 in India.

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The Benelli 'Monkey' TNT 135 may not come anytime soon.

The Benelli ’Monkey’ TNT 135 may not come anytime soon.

The Italian maker is not sure about the monkey’s acceptance by the Indians.

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.

Now, the Italians have taken a dig at this segment and have been testing out their new Benelli TNT 125 on Indian roads. Although no official announcements have been made regarding the price and availability, the bike was supposed to be launched sometime in May. Unfortunately, the makers have other reasons to believe.

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2017 Benelli TNT 135

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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