DSK Benelli showcased its new versatile range and they showcased four new motorcycles – TNT Naked T-135, BX 250, Tornado 302 and the TRK 502. Good news is that all four motorcycles will be launched in the country eventually. Starting with the TRK 502, which we first witnessed at EICMA last year, is undoubtedly the most important of the bunch for our market. The TRK 502 is an all-new adventure motorcycle and is powered by a 499cc, in-line, two cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, developing 47bhp and 45Nm of peak-torque. The TRK 502 incorporates upside down forks up front and a pre-load adjustable rear monoshock. The motorcycle comes with Brembo brakes – 320mm dual discs in the front and the rear gets a single disc that measures 260mm. It also has a fairly big 20-litre fuel tank, which will be ideal for long distance bike rides.
The Tornado 302 is the fully-faired version of the TNT 300, which was launched in India last year. The Tornado shares the TNT’s 38bhp, 300cc powertrain and is mated to a 6-speed gear box. The Tornado uses 41 mm upside down forks and at the rear a lateral shock absorber with adjustable preload. The 17-inch front wheel is shod with 110/70 tyres and the rear gets 150/60 tyres. The Tornado 302 uses twin 260 mm floating discs with a four-piston caliper brake at the front and a single 240 mm disc with a single piston caliper brake for the rear.
Benelli also showcased the dirt bike Motard 250, which will be very popular among the enthusiasts as there are hardly any options. The bike is powered by a 250cc single-cylinder engine with 24hp of power and 21Nm of torque with a six-speed gearbox with wet clutch. The engine is safely protected by a tubular steel frame. The suspensions consist of a 50mm front fork with hydraulic adjustment and a rear single shock-absorber with progressive link.
Last, but certainly not the least, is Benelli’s entry level motorcycle, the TNT 135. It is powered by a single cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled, four-valve, 135cc engine. It has a power output of 12.6bhp and gets a five-speed gearbox.