DSK Benelli TNT 25 all set to hit Indian roads on December 18
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The Italian bike manufacturer- Benelli is all-set to launch the TNT 25 street-fighter bike in India. The launch of the TNT 25 will happen on December 18. Its main rival will be KTM's 200 cc Duke. The company has not yet said anything on the pricing of the bike, but it must be the most economical offering from the bikemaker that we expect should cost under Rs 2 lakh.

TNT 25 will be powered by a 249.2 cc single cylinder, 4 stroke liquid cooled engine that generates 24bhp at 9,000rpm and 21Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. Its rival KTM Duke, which is quite popular among the bike enthusiasts, produces 24.7bhp at 10,000rpm and 19.02Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The figures are quite close; and therefore, it is going to be a tough fight between the two machines. The braking in TNT 25 is handled by a 280 mm disc with 4 piston calipers at the front and a 240 mm disc with 2 piston calipers for the rear. Moreover, ABS is also expected as an optional feature.

The bike shares a close resemblance to Yamaha's popular 150cc FZs. It has a 16.5 liter fuel tank, which makes it suitable for longer rides. Benelli claims to offer a mileage of 30kmpl in the city and 35kmpl on highways with the TNT 25. The other features include: multi-spoke alloys, split seat, side slung exhaust, part-analogue-part-digital instrument cluster, odometer, etc. The bike has a dry weight of 137kg and ground clearance of 130mm.

The Italian company was in news a while ago as it was looking to localize the manufacturing of certain critical components like suspension and braking systems in the country. And as per the latest reports from Motoroids, the TNT 25 will be assembled at the DSK Motowheels plant in Pune. With this we can expect to have a positive economical impact on the servicing of the machines from the international manufacturer.