The Benelli motorcycles, that was launched recently gained more attention among the youngsters and the street fighter lovers. The TNT motorcycles like 250, 300 and 600 cc variants were claimed to be the affordable ones, especially the TNT 300 cc model, however, is not still affordable by 90% of the Indian consumers. But for those who wants to own a Benelli motorcycle, which is still under the affordable price range (89,000) and beneficial in all aspects of consumer’s view is the Benelli 150 cc.
There is already a big fight is going around in choosing the best 150 cc motorcycle between the Honda Hornet and Suzuki Gixxer. To this, the upcoming motorcycles like Yamaha M-SLAZ, GSX R150, GSX S150 and more joins. But, Benelli is clever we feel, as the manufacturer understood the market and the needs of the Indian users.
The new 150 cc motorcycle is about to launch in India By Benelli, which is going to be named as TNT 15 or simply known as Benelli 150. If the price, mileage and after sales service are addressed properly, the Benelli 150 may get good a population in Indian roads.
New Design of Benelli 150
The Benelli 150 is a baby TNT model and has its heritage line of design receiving from its 1000 cc motorcycles.
The external design of the Benelli 150 looks simple and neat, rather being like a new modern age motorcycles. The Benelli 150 can be related to the Honda Unicorn, as both the motorcycle suit wide age group of riders and good commuting experience.
Though, the Benelli 150 has the modest design, there are lots more feature included, that is considered as the special ones.
The Benelli 150 resembles mostly the TNT 25 in many aspects. The large curvy fuel tank and the air scoops attached ensembles closely the TNT 25 and has nice knee room. The Benelli branding on the large fuel tank is appealing and eye catching.
The front fender is sharp and flat and goes well with the typical Benelli brand headlight. The cleaved seat and the side profile of the Benelli 150 is nice with the decent grab rails.
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The Benelli 150 looks skinny and the handle bar position is through comfortable, disturbs the appearance of the bike. The sharp cone shaped side indicators and the engine shrill add beauty to the TNT 15 Benelli.
The stunning part of the Benelli 150 is the rear side. The construction of the tail section is an art from the Benelli, that the set up reminiscent the Benelli 600i with the dual under seat exhaust.
The exhaust seen in the TNT 150 is the same that is spotted on the Benelli TNT 25. Overall, the Benelli 150 though lacks modern body language, has typical Benelli brand cues and neat outlook.
Engine of TNT 15
The Benelli TNT 15 is powered by a 148 cc, single cylinder, air cooled, 4-stroke, 2-valve engine. The baby Benelli 150 can produce 12.06 BHP @ 8,500 RPM of maximum power of and 11.0 NM @ 6,000 RPM of peak torque. The engine is connected to a 5-speed gearbox rather equipped with a six-speed.
Benelli 150 Top speed and mileage
The Benelli TNT 15 top speed is expected to be 110 Kmph, which is decent for the engine specification. The limited engine power may on the other side can reward the fuel economy for the rider. Also, the Benelli TNT 15 mileage can be an attractive part of this new product, which may offer a figure of 38-43 Kmpl.
The dashboard of the Benelli 150 2017 is interesting and offers an appearance of a higher capacity bike. At the center of the dashboard is the large round shaped tachometer, which gets an overlap of the rectangular shaped digital speedometer.
Whereas, on the left side, is attached to a set of neutral, headlamp and indicator signals. The LCD digital console of the TNT 15 is thumps up.
The Benelli TNT 150 2017 misses something, because of the skinny tyres measuring 90/90-17 in the front and 120/80-17 at the rear.
The size of the tyres are disappointing the appearance of the 150 Benelli and replacement of wider tyres can surely add a tough look to the motorcycle.
The suspension set up of the Benelli TNT 15 remains almost same as conventional tyres. The front side of the TNT 15 is supported by a telescopic fork, while the rear side is the mono shock absorber.
The braking system of Benelli TNT 15 appears weak on the paper, but expected to be powerful on the road.
The bike features a petal shaped front disc brake measuring around 260 mm and rear drum brake. Benelli should ensure the braking and tyre department of the TNT 15.
Colours and pricing competition
The Benelli TNT 15 is offered in four colours: Red, White, Green and Black. Many 150 cc motorcycles are already out there in the market, but the launch of the Benelli 150 is going to take a new perspective. However, the real threat for the TNT 15 is the 125 cc KTM Duke, which is already available in many countries and gets all new feature in the 2017 update.
The KTM Duke 125 comes close to the price of Benelli 15 and ranges, high in the power and torque values, though currently not available in India. In addition, the good mileage range, killer looks and advanced features of the 125 Duke can pose a big pressure on the TNT 15, if launched by KTM.