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 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, producing 38.26 BHP in place of the massive 146 BHP from the 899 engine. The smaller brakes even hint that something’s wrong with this 899 Panigale while it’s undoubtedly the closest possible modification done on some other bike. The aftermarket SC-Project exhaust system must be able make it sound better but won’t help it achieve the huge gap between the power values.
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 relaunched the TNT 300 in India with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 3.50 lakh. 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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