The 3 newly showcased bikes from Benelli will be launched in the next year and will be catering to varied segments, expanding Benelli’s presence.

IBW 2015 Benelli TNT 25 Reveal
The TNT 25 will be the most affordable offering to come from Benelli

Italian motorcycle firm Benelli will start India sales on 19th March 2015 when its India partner, DSK Motowheels will commence sales of five bikes in the country. The first five bikes from Benelli for India are the TNT 300, TNT 600i, TNT 600 GT, TNT 899 and TNT 1130. Besides these five bikes, Benelli has also announced three more which will go on sale next year, they are the TNT 25 (BN 251), Keeway Blackster 250 and the 1130 TreK Amazonas. This will give Benelli a wide range of products in the country, helping it attract buyers from different segments.

Before the unveil of the three new bikes (which will be launched later), Benelli had stated in its invitation that it will showcase 8 Italian bikes at the 2015 India Bike Week. However, one of the bikes is the Keeway Blackster which has no relation to Italy, except the fact that both Benelli and Keeway are owned by China’s Qianjiang Group. While excitement for Benelli bikes is quite high, it remains to be seen how Keeway bikes are accepted in the country where Royal Enfield has largely dominated in the entry-level cruiser space.

Benelli won’t have it easy in India because there is a lot of intense competition in all segments where they plan to compete. At the lower-end of the spectrum, Benelli’s TNT 25 and TNT 300 will have to rub shoulders with the mouth-wateringly priced KTM Dukes while in the mid-segment, the TNT 600 twins will have to fend off the 650cc Kawasakis. Benelli will also have to compete with Triumph while some bikes will face tough competition from upcoming offerings from Honda and Yamaha. The Italian bikes will be priced between Rs. 3.5-14 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Benelli TNT 25 IBW
The Benelli TNT 25 is internationally known as the BN 251
Benelli TNT 25 IBW 2015
With prices expected close to Rs. 2 lakhs, the TNT 25 will rival the KTM Duke 390
IBW 2015 Benelli TreK Amazonas Side
The Benelli TreK Amazonas comes with an upright riding position, longer suspension travel
IBW 2015 Benelli TreK Amazonas
The Benelli TreK Amazonas competes against the Triumph Tiger series in the country
The TreK Amazonas will be imported as a CBU from Italy, priced close to Rs. 11.5 lakhs
Benelli TNT 300 IBW 2015
The Benelli TNT 300 comes with a twin-cylinder engine with 36.2 BHP of power
IBW 2015 Benelli 600 GT
A Kawasaki Ninja 650 rival, the Benelli TNT 600 GT is a touring friendly machine
Keeway Blackster 250
The Keeway Blackster 250 gets quintessential cruiser styling and a V-Twin motor
Benelli IBW 2015 Showcase
Benelli has revealed its 3 new offerings for the Indian market