Benelli TNT 25 Review
The Benelli TNT 250 is undoubtedly a dream comes true for many of the bikers since the one seen in the papers and internet is now ready to be tasted. The true street fighter from the new region is chiefly made for the mind blowing performance, is built in the nearby territory with the same spare units made in the birth place, through CKD route.
The entry level street fighter from the Benelli and the alliance with the TNT moto wheels is a unique association that spices up the flavor of the bike under the 250 cc division. The TNT 250 is going to be an open challenger for the Duke 250, 390, Yamaha MT-03 and Mahindra mojo 300.
Outlook and design
The Benelli TNT 250 seems to have some minimal relationship with TVS Draken and Duke 390 in terms of the external stance. However, the TNT 250 has its own way of design and never fails to attract the eyes around giving a foreign bike look, as TNT 250 is well known for its top class fit and finish.
The plastic used to build the Benelli TNT 250 are absolutely of premium quality as it felt by a glance and touch. The fuel tank of the TNT 250 gives a hint about the Draken and duke’s fuel chamber, but the carbon fiber boundary underlining is a rich touch.
The trellis frame is known for the aggressive street fighter like Benelli TNT 250, which appears in contrast shade is alluring. The graphic works on the TNT 250 keeps it ahead of its segment, sometime gives a customized free style decal click. The alloy on TNT 250 looks on the older side and requires more attention in the future.
The front wheel fender, the piercing engine guard and up-side down forks are some of the sweetest parts of the Benelli TNT 250. The exhaust is fixed sidewise, may be an under belly exhaust and an improved split seat may add more value of the bike.
Dimension of TNT 250
The built dimension of the TNT 250 is done well on the overall length profile measuring slightly higher comparative to the rivals.
The total length of 2080 mm is a good number that the TNT can suit any kind of riders looking appropriate for them. However, the overall width of 810 mm and height of 1125 mm should have been made higher to match up the overall length range.
The seat height of 780 mm and ground clearance of 160 mm retains the TNT fall short on the marks yet expected to perform on the higher side. The wheelbase of 1400 mm keeps the TNT 250 responsive actions unlimited.
Engine and Transmission
The 249cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve engine is the power unit of the Benelli TNT 250, producing loads of kicks, which is capable of producing 28.16 BHP @ 9800 rpm of maximum power and 21.61 NM @ 8000 rpm of peak torque.
The electronic fuel injected engine transmission is cared by the 6-speed gear box offering a smooth gear transmission. The engine refinement is truly an art of engineering from the manufacturer end.
Benelli TNT 25 Top speed and mileage
The bike is a decent performer for the engine provided by the weight being neutralized through the trellis frames that weighs low. The power to weight and gear ratios are done well on the Benelli TNT 250. The bike accelerates quickly to the revs, and continues to be charming.
The responsive engine helps the bike to reach a top speed of 145 kmph, and reaching 0-100 in around than 8 seconds. The mileage of the TNT 250 is 30-33, based on the riding conditions both in city and highways. The fuel tank of the bike is larger and has the capacity of 17 liters at a stretch is fair enough.
The suspensions of the Benelli TNT 250 are supported by the front upside down forks which is really impressive on rides with no hesitations. The rear side features a hydraulic mono shock absorber supporting the rider’s back.
The Metzeler 110/70 R17, 54 H in the front and Metzeler 150/60 R17, 66 HS rear offers a smooth grip rides on the asphalt or street sides regardless of the climatic conditions. The Metzeler tyre choices on the Benelli TNT 250 may be replaced by the MRF tires of same specification based on the price value or manufacturer’s prime.
The braking units are 280 mm petal single disk on the front which is 20 mm lesser than the duke 250 and the rear wheel is stopped by 240 mm petal disk brake. The braking service is impressive on Benelli TNT 250 and lacks ABS which may be a later plan.
TNT 25 Instrument console
Benelli TNT 25o loves to keep the digital console in the way combination of an analog tachometer in the middle surrounded by the digital speedometer, digital odometer, digital trip-meter and gear indicator and even more basic units.
Benelli TNT 250 available colors
The TNT 250 is available in two shades, the moon milky white and sporty Red colors. The Red color gets more attention and looks absolutely sporty.
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