Benelli TNT300 and 302R have received a considerable price hike of Rs 51,000 and Rs 60,000 respectively. The price cut is mainly because of its competition.
Benelli recently tied up with Aadishwar Auto Ride India to sell its motorcycles in India. Currently, they are based out of Hyderabad, with operations scheduled to expand to other cities soon.
As soon as both the brands tied up, Benelli TNT300, 302R and TNT600i were relaunched. Now, the first two motorcycles have received a major price cut, primarily to fit in the competition.
TNT300 now goes for Rs 2.99 Lakhs and 302R goes for Rs 3.10 Lakhs (ex-showroom prices). The former is now 51,000 cheaper, while the latter is now 60,000 cheaper.
Benelli TNT300 goes against the likes of KTM Duke 390, BMW G 310 R and Honda CB300R. It is still the priciest one but is just 1,000 costlier than the G 310 R. However, there is one attractive and a vital point with the Benelli.
TNT300 uses a 300cc in-line twin-cylinder engine, which none of its competitors uses. The engine produces 38 BHP at 11,000 RPM and 26.5 Nm of torque at 10000 RPM. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The power figures are still less than the Duke 390, but there is the advantage of two cylinders. Moreover, Duke uses a 373cc engine, which is a bit bigger in capacity.
Benelli 302R uses the same 300cc engine, with the same power figures. It is a fully faired sportsbike, that goes against Yamaha YZF R3, KTM RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.
302R is still more affordable than R3, but a bit pricier than the Ninja 300 and RC390. Barring the KTM sportsbike, every other bike in this competition uses a twin-cylinder engine.
Both the bikes use USD forks at the front and a monoshock suspension. Braking is handled by dual petal disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the back with dual-ABS.