Benelli has announced a return to in-line four-cylinder engine configuration with the release of its LAMS-approved TNT 600i LAMS naked. The latest addition to the Benelli range will be priced from $11,790 rideaway, according to the brand’s consumer website.
The TNT 600i liquid-cooled engine is good for 44kW at 11,170rpm, and 51Nm at 10,500 rpm. The drivetrain is fairly standard fare with a wet multi-plate clutch, and a six-speed gearbox with final chain drive.
The ABS braking system boasts twin 320 mm diameter semi-floating discs at the front with radial calipers, and a 260 mm diameter disc at the rear.
17-inch rims are shod with 120/70 and 180/55 tyres respectively, while fuel capacity is 15 litres, and seat height 820mm.
In keeping with recent popular naked design, the bike is aggressively styled and defined by its futuristic LED headlight and full digital TFT colour instrument panel.
The exposed chassis consists of a main steel trellis frame, accompanied by aluminium plates in the swingarm pivot area.
The front Tornado Naked TNT 600i suspension system features 50mm non-adjustable USD forks. There is an aluminium alloy swingarm at the rear with a monoshock adjustable for rebound damping and spring preload.
The new bike is available in Alpine White and Midnight Black.
Benelli’s TNT 600i is expected to arrive in Australia and New Zealand in early September and is set at $11,790 rideaway with a two-year unlimited km warranty, and two years’ premium roadside assist.
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