Benelli Tnt 135 Specifications And Expected Price In India

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The Hondomain authority Grom and Kawasaki Z125 Pro have some unlikely competition—the 2018 Benelli TNT 135.

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Benelli has been absent from America for a while, và the Italian marque is dipping its little toe bachồng in the market with an entry-level motorcycle with quite a bit khổng lồ offer.


1. The 2018 Benelli TNT 135 is a rocket. When you look at something as small as the TNT 135, you don’t think freeway speeds. However, I saw 73 mph on this little guy. Yes, it has 10cc more displacement than its competitors, but it also has a four-valve head for more breathing và significantly more power. The Benelli TNT 135 will run away & hide from a Grom or Z125 Pro with its claimed 11.3 horsepower at 8500 rpm. Plus, the TNT 135 is a five-tốc độ compared khổng lồ the Japanese four-speeds, và that helps give it that freeway-cấp độ top speed.

2. More power requires good handling, and the TNT 135 has it. Sporting an impressive sầu steel trellis frame và a beefy 41milimet fork, the Benelli is remarkably stable. When I was hitting 70 mph through a sweeper on Ortega Highway (shhhhh!), I glanced down at the bike and was wondering if this was a good idea. Yet, the TNT did not waver at all or behave sầu in a way that made me vày anything other than leave sầu the throttle in the wide-open position.


3. Twelve-inch wheels và China-sourced Cordial (!) tires don’t sound lượt thích the hot cài đặt, but they work. I can’t say I’ve sầu ever seen a set of Cordial tires on a chạy thử bike before, but there’s always a first time. The reality is, the tires vày all that is asked of them. Demands aren’t heavy—the TNT 135 is light & does not put out wheel-spinning horsepower. At low speeds, the Cordial tires work as well at they vì in 70 mph corners.

4. Cornering clearance is excellent, so you can lean the TNT 135 over as far as you like. You may drag a peg or the kickstvà in the parking lot if you really try, otherwise cornering is clean on the Benelli.


5. Even when the road is rough, the 2018 Benelli TNT 135 retains its poise. Although the no-name suspension feels unbalanced when bouncing up and down at a stop, it works fine in the real world. At rest, the fork feels underdamped và the shock overdamped. Again, so little weight & power helps mask any imperfections, và the TNT 135 never lost its composure, even in coarse corners at speeds faster than seem prudent. Did I mention that the TNT 135 has the ability khổng lồ cloud your judgment?

6. The disc brakes work well. With all this talk of going fast, it is important khổng lồ be able khổng lồ slow down successfully. The discs aren’t huge, but they don’t have much lớn bởi. The front brake is svào, though the geometry & weight bias of the TNT 135 doesn’t lkết thúc itself khổng lồ easy stoppies. The rear brake has good feel, and you can hook it up for controlled backing into lớn turns—something we, of course, never recommover you do on a public highway. Again, the Cordial tires vày their part of deceleration flawlessly.

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7. Although the 2018 Benelli TNT 135 has a torquey undersquare motor, wheelies require effort. Be ready for some revving, clutch popping, and pulling on the bars lớn get things going. It can be done, but it requires a skilled hand. That is a feature, not a bug—we don’t want unexpected wheelstands on a novice-focused motorcycle.

8. Beginners will love the TNT 135. The ergonomics are spot-on & not cramped. The controls are where you expect them to be và work easily. Comfort is excellent, and you can easily put many hours on the TNT in a day. There is enough torque khổng lồ help prevent the inevitable stalls that beginners will experience when mastering a manual clutch. As much fun as the TNT 135 is for experienced riders who will enjoy wringing it out, its true mission is introducing new motorcyclists inkhổng lồ the sport safely, and it does just that. Oh, and the seat height is under 31 inches.


9. You can’t have sầu much more fun in an urban setting than this. Small motorcycles such as the Benelli TNT 135 are incredibly fun in busy traffic. You can squeeze almost anywhere, và even ride on the sidewalk with few people bothering khổng lồ complain (don’t quote me on that if a police officer pulls you over). With all of that maneuverability, the TNT still has plenty of power lớn pull away from cars when the light turns green. Plus, you can usually park it somewhere without having to pay or worry about a parking ticket (again, no guarantees if you park illegally).

10. Designed in Italy and Made In Trung Quốc may concern some. We can’t speak lớn the long-term reliability of the 2018 Benelli TNT 135. What we can say is that it has engine-life extending features such as an oil-cooler & replaceable oil filter. The motor sounds well put together, even when repeatedly banging against the rev limiter at almost 10,000 rpm, and shifting is trouble-free. Also, keep in mind that the Z125 Pro, for instance, is made in Thailand, not nhật bản.


11. Fit and finish is quite good, a small notch down from the Z125 Pro & Grom. I don’t have sầu lớn tell you the styling is awesome—the trellis frame, clean tailpiece, and dual organ-pipe exhaust speak for themselves. The motor, which has the performance I love, doesn’t quite looks as refined as the Japanese equivalents. Always remember—China makes iPhones, and you can buy whatever màn chơi of finish you like. Benelli didn’t cheap out.

12. At $2499, the 2018 Benelli TNT 135 is a screaming khuyễn mãi giảm giá. That puts the Benelli $700 less than the Kawasaki and $850 less than the Grom. When you add in the performance of the 2018 Benelli TNT 135, it makes for a highly compelling package for those looking for big fun from a small motorcycle.


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 2018 Benelli TNT 135 Specs

ENGINE

Type: SingleDisplacement: 135ccBore x stroke: 54 x 58.8mmMaximum power: 11.3 horsepower
7000 rpmCompression ratio: 9.8:1Valve sầu train: 4-valve SOHCFueling: EFI w/ 28milimet throttle bodyCooling: Air and oilStarting: ElectricTransmission: 5-speedFinal drive: Chain

CHASSIS

Frame: Steel trellisFront suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41milimet inverted fork; 4.7 inchesRear suspension; travel: Spring-preload adjustable cantilevered shock; 5.0 inchesFront wheel: 12 x 3.0”Rear wheel: 12 x 3.5”Tires: CordialFront tire: 120/70 x 12Rear tire: 130/70 x 12Front brake: 220milimet disc w/ 2-piston caliperRear brake: 190mm disc w/ single-piston caliperABS: None

DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES

Wheelbase: 47.8 inchesSeat height: 30.7 inchesFuel capacity: 1.9 gallonsCurb weight: 266 poundsColors: Red; White; Black

2018 Benelli TNT 135 Price:

$2499 MSRP

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