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2018 Benelli TNT135

2018 Benelli TNT135
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  • Benelli TNT135
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    135 cc
  • Price:
    2499
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Add Stoppies and Wheelies To Your Daily Commute

Benelli takes a calculated risk based on the popularity of the small-displacement neo-monkeybikes in the U.S. market with the release of the TNT135. A compact 47.8-inch wheelbase sets the tone with a minimal subframe and dinky tires with a 13-horsepower plant that drives the fun with plenty of grunt to pull off all your fancy tricks and whatnot. This pit bike really toes the genre line quite nicely with all the appropriate flavors and attitude, and could possibly pose a very real threat to the established rides coming from Honda and Kawasaki. Can it compete against members of the Big Four? Let’s dig in and see.

Continue reading for my look at the Benelli TNT135.

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2018 Benelli TNT 135

2018 Benelli TNT 135

Making a re-entry to take the throne away from the Gromers

Benelli was finding it difficult to locate its identity amidst the modern and competitive world, even more after a Chinese firm, Qianjiang acquired it. But now, it seems like a thing of the past. Benelli is trying to revive its fortunes by showcasing products designed by CentroStile Benelli and slowly helping their reputation get back to their original charm.

The firm has got itself a new importer – Benelli USA, a part of the SSR Motorsports in Greensboro, North Carolina. And the first Benelli coming to the USA from them is the TNT 135 monkey bike that made its appearance on our streets a few years ago, which was later discontinued. Now, it is coming back to snatch the throne from the Groms’ and the Z125s’.

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2018 Benelli TNT135

2018 Benelli TNT135

Add Stoppies and Wheelies To Your Daily Commute

Benelli takes a calculated risk based on the popularity of the small-displacement neo-monkeybikes in the U.S. market with the release of the TNT135. A compact 47.8-inch wheelbase sets the tone with a minimal subframe and dinky tires with a 13-horsepower plant that drives the fun with plenty of grunt to pull off all your fancy tricks and whatnot. This pit bike really toes the genre line quite nicely with all the appropriate flavors and attitude, and could possibly pose a very real threat to the established rides coming from Honda and Kawasaki. Can it compete against members of the Big Four? Let’s dig in and see.

Continue reading for my look at the Benelli TNT135.

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2017 - 2018 Benelli TNT300

2017 - 2018 Benelli TNT300

First Ride, Fun, or Commuter, This Could Be Your Huckleberry

Benelli put together the TNT300 “Tornado” with both the entry-level market and the frugal commuter segment in mind. This sporty little ride brings an unintimidating powerplant to the table tucked away in a naked sportbike assembly that fits in with current styling standards and carries more than a little Italian DNA. Sophisticated enough to pass muster with the emissions folks, this ride nevertheless presents a relatively simple alternative to some of the available options on the market today. Competition is stiff in the bottom-tier streetbikes from some very well established names, and while Benelli enjoys some 100-year-plus roots itself, the name now belongs to the Qjian Jiang Group (QJ) based in China. Today I’m going to take a look and see how well the transition is working out for this storied Italian company.

Continue reading for my review of the Benelli TNT300.

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2017 - 2018 Benelli TNT 600

2017 - 2018 Benelli TNT 600

They Got The ’Naked’ Part Right In This Middleweight Contender

Benelli’s TNT600 – their biggest sportbike available in the U.S. market – hits the streets for 2018. Powered with a 600 cc engine and upgraded brakes from the previous gen, the TNT 600 is touted as the hottest-selling middleweight naked sportbike in India, though it encounters stiff competition and less-than-enthusiastic response here in North America. Though its roots are Italian, Benelli now comes to us from China. So is it an Italian bike? Or a Chinese bike?

Continue reading for my review of the Benelli TNT 600.

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2014 Benelli TNTR 1130

2014 Benelli TNTR 1130

Meet the new 2014 TNTR 1130 which received a series of upgrades that help it deliver better performances.

The Benelli TNTR 1130 weighs 202 Kg and is propelled by an 1131 cc, triple cylinder, liquid cooled engine which generates 116kw (157.8cv) at 10,200 rpm and 120Nm (12.2 kg.m) of torque at 8,400 rpm. This power is kept under control by a six speed transmission with a slipper dry clutch.

The engine is backed up by a sporty chassis and a set of capable suspension system which includes 50 mm fully adjustable Marzocchi forks and a Sachs fully adjustable shock absorber which is mounted on a tubular trestle swingarm. You also get front and rear Brembo brakes which deliver a precise stopping power.

Other features offered by the Benelli TNTR 1130 include a 16 liter fuel tank, 17 inch alloy wheels and a tubular trestle front frame section.

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2011 Benelli TnT 899 and TnT 1130 Century Racers

2011 Benelli TnT 899 and TnT 1130 Century Racers

One of the oldest European motorcycle factories, Benelli, is celebrating its centenary this year with the unveiling of two special edition models: the TnT 899 and TnT 1130 Century Racers.

The TnT 899 is powered by a compact three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed gearbox, high-spec suspension components from Marzocchi and Sachs, and Brembo brakes with radial-mount calipers. It delivers a total of 120 HP at 9,500 rpm and 64 lb-ft of torque at 8000 rpm. The TnT 1130 carries the same engine and components, but is a bit more powerful, delivering 129 HP at 8500 rpm and 81 lb-ft of torque at 5250 rpm. This added power was achieved thanks to engine mapping, a fully adjustable spring preload, and hydraulic compression and rebound.

The Century Racers will feature a modern design with added luxuries such as Alcantara seats, a compact tail, and a special paint job inspired by Renzo Pasolini’s Benelli racebikes of the 1960s.

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2010 Benelli TnT R160

2010 Benelli TnT R160

Benelli launches yet another bomb with their R160 Café Racer wearing the “TNT” initials. While the “bomb” range is already famous for its performance, the new model represents the apogee for the naked line of products of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli as this is the most powerful TNT model bragging with as much as 155 horsepower developed by the 1130 inline triple engine.

This, together with the bike’s aggressive design characterized by stylish lines and carbon fiber parts, makes the new Benelli quite a competitor for the Ducati Streetfighter.

Rumors say the thing will start at $17,000, but there’s no official word on that yet.

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