- Next-gen Benelli TNT 600 studio images leaked
- Gets split-type headlamp design with few more design changes
- Features under-belly exhaust instead of the twin under-seat pipes
- Motor remains the same but seems to be revised internally to meet Euro 5 norms
The next-generation Benelli TNT 600 has been spied once again, this time, in the form of studio images as a part of a new patent filing. The motorcycle was spied earlier in China providing details of the new design and styling.
In the latest leaked images, it seems that Benelli is looking at different design options for the TNT 600. Compared to the previously leaked images, the motorcycle adorns a completely new headlight arrangement. It features a split-tyre design that is similar to the old design of earlier TNT899 and TNT1130 models. Furthermore, the turn indicators are located on the tank extensions. The rear section of the bike is notably different too. While the previous spied image showcases a single-piece seat, the new leaked image highlights a split-seat design that looks more aggressive. Lastly, the distinctive twin under-seat exhaust pipes have been replaced by a single under-belly unit.
Besides the new observations, the next-generation TNT 600 will feature new upgrades like an LED headlamp, swingarm-mounted tyre hugger with number plate holder and a full-digital TFT instrument console.
In the case of the motor, Benelli seems to have retained the same 600cc inline-four mill. However, to comply with the Euro 5 norms, expect the engine to be heavily reworked internally. For cycle parts, the motorcycle continues to use the same inverted forks with twin discs setup for the front and a monoshock with a single disc for the rear.
Judging by the leaked images, it seems that the next-gen TNT 600 is almost production-ready suggesting that Benelli is likely to introduce the motorcycle at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan. As far as the launch is concerned, expect the new TNT600 to make it to Indian shores sometime next year.