When your passion doesn’t allow you to stay for less, creations like this typical Benelli TNT 300 with Ducati outfit is a sure shot result. The modification has been done in Vietnam and the body parts have been swapped for the actual Ducati Panigale 899 parts, keeping the underpinnings truly Benelli with the same frame and suspension components. Even the LED headlamps have been used from the original model, making this motorcycle look actually the same as the original 899 Panigale. Even a few bike enthusiasts would not be able to differentiate both on the terms of visual comparison.
The performance has not been altered for the Benelli engine, and it is still good for 38.26 BHP of maximum power. In comparison, the 899 Panigale generates 146 BHP of max power. The smaller brakes of the modified sportbike even hint that something’s wrong with this 899 Panigale but it’s undoubtedly the closest possible replica of the original sportbike. The aftermarket SC-Project exhaust system must be able to make it sound better but won’t help it achieve the huge gap between the power values of the original Ducati Panigale 899 and the Benelli TNT 300.
Benelli TNT 300 is a naked street fighter, providing more options of customization in terms of fairing attachments than other machines which are sold with factory fairings. The owner’s dream of owning a Ducati Panigale superbike could have never been better lived than this one. Benelli recently dropped the ex-showroom price tag of TNT 300 to INR 2.99 lakh in India. The motorcycle comes with 2-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard.
Modified Benelli TNT 300
Benelli TNT 300 Specs (Stock Model)
- Displacement – 300 cc
- Maximum Power – 38.26 Bhp @ 11,500 rpm
- Maximum Torque – 26.5 NM @ 10,000 rpm
- Number of Cylinders – 2
- Number of Gears – 6
- Seat Height – 795 mm
- Ground Clearance – 160 mm
- Kerb/Wet Weight – 196 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 16 litres
- Top Speed – 158 kmph
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