Test mule of the DSK Benelli TNT135 was recently spotted in India*. The mini-bike was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo and is expected to be launched in March 2017. The TNT135 is a smaller bike loaded with big-bike features and technology. It’s the perfect machine for younger and/or newer riders looking for easy-to-ride machine.
The Benelli TNT135 is an attractive looking motorcycle with sharp looking headlight unit, the aggressive, forward leaning – and, seemingly, trademark Benelli – tank extensions. analog-digital instrument cluster sitting on headlamp cowl, sculpted fuel tank and the split seats.
The tail section gets twin underseat exhaust, looks compact and tidy and lends the bike a unique flair.
The TNT135 is powered by a fuel injected, air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke 134.7cc engine that pumps out 13PS @ 9000rpm and max torque of 10.8Nm @ 7000rpm. Power is transmitted via 5-speed manual transmission.
The bike rides on 12-inch 120/70 front and 130/70 rear tyres. Braking is taken care by 220 mm and 190 mm discs on front and rear respectively. The TNT135 gets 41 mm dia upside-down front fork with 120mm stroke length and at the rear is the swingarm mounted lateral shock absorber with spring pre-load adjustment and stroke length of 50 mm.
Total width of the TNT135 excluding mirrors is 755mm and has a ground clearance of 160mm. Wheelbase is 1215mm and unladen weight of 121 kg.
This mini-bike has a fuel tank capacity of 7.5-litres and the expected mileage figure is around 50 – 55 kmpl.
When to expect:
Expect the TNT135 to be launched in March 2017 and priced between Rs. 1.3 lakh and Rs. 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
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*Image NA. The image shown is the Benelli TNT135 spotted in Malaysia. Image credits to source