In India, the Benelli Tornado 302 will rival Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC390, Yamaha YZF-R3 and the upcoming TVS Apache RTR 300.
DSK Benelli Tornado 302 is based on the TNT 300 naked street bike.
December 8, 2016 – A new promotional video of the DSK Benelli Tornado 302 has surfaced on the web. The video talks about the design details, features and capabilities of the bike. The fully-faired version of the TNT 300, the Benelli Tornado 302 comes fitted with the same 300cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine that’s good enough for 36bhp and 27Nm of torque.
Save for the front fairing offered on the Torando 302, both the TNT 300 and Tornado 302 look identical. As a reminder, the bike first broke cover at the 2015 EICMA in Milan, and had its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Here’s Everything You Want to Know About DSK Benelli Tornado 302 in 6 quick points –
The Tornado 302 is the Italian carmakers second fully-faired bike. The first one was Tornado 1130 which was launched almost 10 years ago. The TNT 300’s fully-faired version sits on an all-new trellis frame, and looks quite sporty and attractive. This sportbike features multiple air slits on the sides of the fairing, split-seat, sculpted fuel tank, twin headlamps and the double barrel exhaust. Also Read: Everything About DSK Benelli TNT 125
|Minimum||Rs 2.80 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 3.0 lakh|
Expected to be priced between Rs 2.80 lakh – Rs 3.0 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the 300cc fully-faired sportsbike will compete against the Yamaha YZF-R3, Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC390 and the upcoming TVS Apache RTR 300.
|Max Power||36bhp at 12000rpm|
|Max Torque||27Nm at 9000rpm|
Power for the Tornado 302 comes from a 300cc, in-line twin-cylinder, liquid cooled engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This motor churns out a peak power of 36bhp at 12000rpm, while producing 27Nm of torque at 9000rpm. The same engine does duty in the TNT 300. With the 300cc motor, this bike is capable to mark 0-100kmph in 8.34 seconds before hitting a top-speed of 154kmph.
In India, the DSK Benelli Tornado 302 will go on sale in March or April 2017. Earlier, it was supposed to be launched in the last month of this year (December, 2016).
Since the Torando 302 shares its components and engine with the TNT 300, we expect the former too to return around 25kmpl mileage.
Suspension system of the Tornado 302 consists of upside down forks front and monoshock rear units. Braking power for the bike comes from a 260mm dual petal discs up front and a single 24mm petal rear disc brake. It carries a kerb weight of 180Kgs, and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with Meltzer tyres (110 section tyre at front and 150 section at rear).