Benelli has showcased its three new offerings for India at the IBW 2015 that will be launched by the end of the next financial year.
The highly awaited 2015 India Bike Week (IBW) has finally opened its doors for bike enthusiasts from around the country packed with a whole lot of exciting showcases and unveils in the two-day extravaganza. Held at Vagator Goa, IBW will not only host bike build offs and displays but will also be witnessing unveils from several bike makers. Co-sponsor DSK-Benelli has made sure to make its pavilion extremely exciting and has not only showcased the soon to be launched five bikes but has also unveiled three new bikes that will be launched by the end of the next financial year (2015-16) in the country. Let’s check them out.
Benelli Blackster 250 – Coming from Benelli’s Chinese cousin Keeway, the Blackster 250 will be an affordable cruiser set to take on the Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 in the future. Much like its other products, the Benelli Blackster 250 will also be sold by DSK. In terms of power, the Blackster uses a 249cc air-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin engine churning out 19 BHP of power and 18.7 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The quintessential cruiser styling with twin exhausts and a V-Twin mill will surely attract a lot of attention towards the bike. The Benelli Blackster 250 will be brought in the country as an SKD and is expected to carry a price tag of under Rs. 2 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Benelli TNT 25 – Set to be Benelli’s most affordable offering in the country, the TNT 25 (BN 251 internationally) is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection that is tuned to produce 24.5 BHP of power and 21 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Much like its competition in the segment (read KTM), the Benelli TNT 25 comes with an exposed frame, smartly styled fuel tank, engine cowl, side mounted exhaust and 12-spoke alloy wheels. The street-fighter is expected to command a price tag close to Rs. 2 lakhs (ex-showroom) that will push it directly into the KTM Duke 390 territory.
Benelli TreK Amazonas – With the growing popularity of adventure seekers in the country, Adventure Tourers have become increasingly popular and Benelli will be bringing the TreK Amazonas to satiate their demand. Based on the TNT 1130, the Trek version essentially gets longer suspensions travel, better seat comfort, a more comfortable riding position and employs the same 1130cc three-cylinder engine that is tuned to produce 123 BHP of power. The tourer will be competing against the Triumph Tiger range and will be imported as a CBU from Italy, carrying a hefty price tag of around Rs. 11.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).