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.

  • 2011 Benelli TnT 899 and TnT 1130 Century Racers
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    compact three-cylinder engine
  • Transmission:
    six-speed gearbox
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    120, 129
  • Torque @ RPM:
    64, 81


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  (415) posted on 06.27.2011

I really don’t know why they call this two Century Racers, but one thing that I am really sure of is that they are definitely cool looking. Just take a look at those engines.

  (502) posted on 06.23.2011

This Sports Bike is a montrous one. If you read its specs and performance, its quite a race bike but the design for me looks kinda’ odd.

  (407) posted on 06.21.2011

The designs looks so manly. And I think every man who will drives a motorbike like this will looks so gentleman!

  (378) posted on 06.15.2011

Oh man, I definitely am loving these special edition bikes that they are releasing. Just take a look at this one, they really have that great naked bike look captured, and with a modern twist too.

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