Benelli India has confirmed that it will update the TNT600i with a BS-6 compliant engine. The manufacturer currently has 5 models in its India lineup.
TNT600i is one of the most-affordable four-cylinder motorcycles in India. It uses a inline four-cylinder water-cooled 16 valve 600cc engine, producing 85.07 BHP at 11500 RPM and 54.6 Nm of peak torque at 10000 RPM.
With the inclusion of BS-6 engine, the power figures of Benelli TNT600i will be altered slightly. It already comes with electronic fuel injection which keeps the acceleration strong and mileage in control.
TNT600i was launched back in 2015 and has received no update since then. Of course, it got an ABS update in 2017, but other than that, there’s nothing new.
In 2017, DSK Motowheels and Benelli split up, which made all the motorcycles from the latter to be discontinued temporarily. Benelli kickstarted their India operations with Aadishwar Auto Ride India (AARI), based in Hyderabad.
In December 2018, Benelli relaunched the TNT600i in India, at a price of Rs 6.2 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It is still one of the popular Benelli motorcycles in India.
TNT600i uses inverted forks at the front and a hydraulic monoshock at the back. Braking is taken care of by dual disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the back, with dual-ABS as standard.
Features onboard include a digi-analogue instrument console, clip-on handlebars, split seats, dual-ABS and split grab rails. It is a naked streetfighter with barely any fairing.
Benelli India is going to launch more motorcycles in India in the next 1-2 years. It has already lined up Imperiale 400, Leoncino 500 and 250cc versions of TRK adventure motorcycle and Leoncino.
As per our expectations, Benelli is not going to discontinue any of its models in India for the time being. So, the 302R and TNT300 are likely to be updated to BS-6 norms as well.