Benelli is going to unveil a new TNT 300 at the 2017 EICMA Show in Italy, next month. Apart from this, the Italian marque will also show three new engine prototypes which will power its future range of entry-level and middleweight motorcycles.
Speaking to a Malaysian media house during the launch of the Leoncino, Dante Bustos, the regional marketing director of Benelli said that the company is seeking to expand very rapidly in the sub-750cc segment. Though he refused to divulge details about the updates for the TNT 300, he revealed that the three parallel-twin engines will displace 250cc, 400cc and 750cc. Each of the three engines will power motorcycles from different segments, and the first production models will be ready before 2019. The 250cc engine will also make its way into a TRK model, to rival the Kawasaki Versys-X 250, Suzuki V-Strom 250 and the Honda CRF250L.
The company is also working on new single-cylinder engines displacing the 150cc and 250cc, but their unveiling is still a while away. Apart from the new TNT 300, Benelli will also be unveiling updates for its entire range with small tweaks for the design, at the EICMA Show.