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Benelli TNT 25

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Key specs
  • Displacement249 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported27 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight159 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,90,641

Benelli TNT 25 is now discontinued in India.

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Benelli TNT 25 Summary

TNT 25 key highlights

Engine Capacity 249 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 27 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 159 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Seat Height 780 mm

About TNT 25

The Benelli TNT 25 is the entry-level model in the Italian marque’s Indian line-up. As a quarter-litre streetfighter, it competes with the KTM 250 Duke and the Mahindra Mojo.

The Benelli TNT 25 gets all the quintessential streetfighter styling cues like sculpted bodywork, a muscular fuel tank, exposed trestle frame and a vertically stacked headlamp. The instrument cluster gets an analogue tachometer, but the rest of the information is displayed digitally.

The TNT 25 is the only single-cylinder Benelli model sold in India. It is powered by a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which delivers 28bhp and 22Nm of torque through a six-speed transmission. It is underpinned by a steel tubular trestle frame, with the engine as a stressed member. The brakes consist of a 280mm petal disc with a two-piston calliper at the front, and a 240mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear.

The Benelli TNT 25 is available in two paint schemes – rosso (red) and bianco (white). Benelli is also offering a host of optional accessories, like rearset footpegs, adjustable levers, crash bobbins, fork protectors and bar ends among others. Customers can opt for standard MRF tyres or stickier Metzeler tyres according to their preference, the latter of which cost Rs 7,000 more. The Benelli TNT 25 is priced at Rs 1.84 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
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Benelli TNT 25 Review

The more affordable product you have, the more sales you get, at least in India. While some premium motorcycle manufacturers are still trying to figure this out, DSK Benelli has cracked the code with the launch of the TNT 25. This bike isn’t just the most affordable Benelli in India, but also the only single cylinder Benelli. The company thinks that this is the perfect bike for Indian enthusiasts to come on board when they’ve a budget constraint.

What is it?

The more affordable product you have, the more sales you get, at least in India. While some premium motorcycle manufacturers are still trying to figure this out, DSK Benelli has cracked the code with the launch of the TNT 25. This bike isn’t just the most affordable Benelli in India, but also the only single cylinder Benelli. The company thinks that this is the perfect bike for Indian enthusiasts to come on board when they’ve a budget constraint.

How does it ride?

The Benelli TNT 25 prides itself in being a naked complete with a trellis frame, 41mm USD front forks and an engine that pumps out around 28bhp. It should make for an entertaining ride then, right? But it isn’t. Open the throttle and it doesn’t feel like a 28bhp machine, no matter what revs. While the power delivery is linear, it feels a little too relaxed for a bike that must compete against the likes of the KTM Duke 200. Having said that, the top-end performance is decent.

Then, there are the vibrations. It’s fine at lower revs, but give it the stick and vibrations can be felt on the handlebar, footpegs and even the seat. What makes it worse is the early onset of these vibrations. The TNT 25, as a result, feels best around 90kmph when in sixth gear, which you’d agree for a 250cc motorcycle, is slow. The six-speed gearbox isn’t great either; it is imprecise and notchy.  And, the first four gears are stacked a bit too close for our liking. Lest we forget, the clutch is heavy too and can tire one out in stop and go traffic.  

Well, at least, the TNT 25 doesn’t feel too heavy or cumbersome in the city. Barring the heavy clutch, it’s in fact, city friendly. The wide handlebar, the slightly aggressive seating ergonomics and the well-cushioned seat means that one can flit easily through traffic, and be at it for hours. And then when it’s time to take on the ghats, the TNT 25 feels planted, eager and well balanced.

Talking about brakes, the Benelli TNT 25 sports a 280mm single disc setup at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear. There’s no ABS and the brakes could do with more bite and feel.

Anything else I should know?

The Benelli TNT 25 is available in two variants – standard and premium. The standard gets MRF tyres, whereas the premium version gets Metzelers. And interestingly, there is a price difference of only Rs 7,000 between the two. Plus, both versions can be had in red and white paint schemes; which we like.

The overall fit and finish of the bike is good too, probably among the best in class. The overall quality impresses too and though the switchgear looks extremely run of the mill, it works well. The instrument cluster looks good and displays speed, trip reading, time and the gear you are in. And what’s first in class, is that the Benelli TNT 25 also gets an adjustable front brake lever.

In terms of aesthetics, the TNT 25 scores high, thanks to the exposed red trellis frame and the bodywork. The decals too have been smartly designed to bring out the Italian feel. But things get little odd when you look at the exhaust and the ‘Exide’ word popping out from the right side of the bike.  The TNT 25 has a kerb weight of 159kg and fuel tank capacity of 17-litres which is good.

 

Why should I buy one?

Buy it if you are style conscious. The TNT 25 does deliver on visual appeal in spades. It’s one of those bikes that will make you the talk of the town. But the TNT 25 won’t quench your thirst for performance. And it’s not the best in the braking department either.

Where does it fit in?

The Benelli TNT 25 at Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) is the most expensive offering in its class. A class that has the likes of the KTM Duke 200 and in fact, the larger engined Mahindra Mojo. These are priced at Rs 1.48 lakh and Rs 1.65 lakh, respectively, both ex-showroom in Delhi. Plus for a little more money, there’s also more performance to be had with the KTM Duke 390. And the 390 gets ABS.

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Benelli TNT 25 mileage

As reported by TNT 25 owners, the real mileage of Benelli TNT 25 is 27 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of TNT 25 is 25 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 28.16 bhp @ 9,800 rpm

    Max Torque 21.61 Nm @ 8,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 249 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 61 mm

    Stroke 72 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 459 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 25 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 27 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60 - R17, 66H (MET)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size --

    Front Tyre Size 110/70 - R17, 54H (MET)

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Inverted front telescopic forks

    Rear Suspension Hydraulic Monoshock absorber

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 159 kg

    Overall Length 2,080 mm

    Overall Width 810 mm

    Wheelbase 1,400 mm

    Ground Clearance 160 mm

    Seat Height 780 mm

    Overall Height 1,125 mm

    Chassis Type Steel trellis frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeMulti-Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Benelli TNT 25 User Reviews

3.7 79 ratings 34 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 3

    Reliability

  • 3

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 2

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  •  1Very bad experience 7 months ago by Mjoy, Bangalore

    Buying experience was good, only thing good about this bike is ride quality, and i don't think you need to waste your money just for this... So would never recommend buying a benelli bike... Too much maintenance costs and parts not available. In two years more than 1.2l

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

  •  1Coolant water pump and spare part. 1 year ago by Japanos, Baroda

    I just bought this bike, i ride less than 50km and once reach home i found the coolant leaking,1st ride found this issue. 2nd ride with less than 100km i realize that the mater reading shown the temperature so high and once reach my destination i found the water pump wa

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      150 kmpl

  •  3Confessions of a benelli owner 1 year ago by Shravan, Bangalore

    Lets start with buying experience, it was nothing out of the box, so just 5/10 points there. Riding experience, i have this bike for more than 3 yrs now, its a decent experience, can cruise at 100km/hr all day without any prob, so a 7/10 there. Looks are good, get a lot

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      29 kmpl

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  •  5Smooth af! 2 years ago by Harisansarkhan, Noida

    Smooth af! catches all eyeballs.Service experience can be improved. Buying experience was good. Riding experience is awesome. Looks amazing. Servicing is a bit unorganized. Mileage is poor. Pros:Amazing looks. Smooth riding. Attention seeker as it is benelli. Cons:Servi

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  1Maintenance costs in a glance! 2 years ago by Rohan, Hyderabad

    I'd bought this bike in 2016 and had already seen the worst of it in the first year... Had a bit of an accident and tank damaged... Cost me 50,000 rupees... Right side mirror sprocket cracked and they replaced it now in 2019 after 2 years of requesting 3,000 rupees... C

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  1Got money spend it somewhere you won't regret.. Not here!! 2 years ago by Leo Dias

    This is a money dumpster. This bike is one of the most pathetic bikes i have come across. I have never had any physical damage on the bike or even dropped it. But the amount of maintenance issues and costs this bike gives is unbelievable.On one trip from mumbai to goa (

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      17 kmpl

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Benelli TNT 25 News

  • Benelli and Mahavir Group make official announcement
    Benelli and Mahavir Group make official announcement
    06 August 2018
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    Benelli has made a formal announcement regarding their new business venture with Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI), a subsidiary of Mahavir Group. AARI has taken charge of the Italian manufacturer’s operations in India from DSK Motowheels. 

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  • Benelli unveils new TNT 125
    Benelli unveils new TNT 125
    31 August 2017
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    Benelli has unveiled a new mini bike, christened as the TNT 125. Riding on 12-inch wheels, the TNT 125 is sold in select international markets like the UK, Australia and the Czech Republic. 

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