In India, the Benelli Tornado 302 will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha YZF-R3
DSK Benelli Tornado 302 is based on the TNT 300 naked street bike.
The Italian bike maker, DSK Benelli is expected to launch the much-awaited Benelli Tornado 302 sportsbike in the Indian market in May 2017. Prior to its launch, the DSK Benelli dealers have started taking pre-orders for the bike at a token amount of Rs 25,000. The bike was recently fully revealed in a promotional video. This video reveals the design details, features and capabilities of the bike. First previewed at the 2015 EICMA, the motorcycle had its India debut at the Auto Expo last year.
The Tornado 302 is basically a fully-faired version of the TNT 300. Save for the front fairing offered on the Tornado 302, both bikes look identical. The bike will come equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard. Power for the bike comes from the same 300cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine that is good for 36bhp and 27Nm of torque. Built on a steel-tube trellis frame, the bike is claimed to offer high stability during straight roads and while cornering as well.
It was speculated that the bike will be launched during December 2016; that didn’t happen. If media reports are to be believed, this fully-faired sportsbike might be rolled out in May 2017. DSK dealers have already started taking pre-orders for the bike at a token amount of Rs 25,000. We will update you as soon as DSK reveals anything on its launch details. Also Read: Everything About DSK Benelli TNT 125
|Minimum||Rs 3.5 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 4.0 lakh|
Available with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard, the DSK Benelli’s 300cc fully-faired sportsbike is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 3.5 lakh – Rs 4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price range, it will go up against the Yamaha R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
|Max Power||36bhp at 12000rpm|
|Max Torque||27.4Nm at 9000rpm|
The Tornado 302 is powered by a 300cc, in-line twin-cylinder, liquid cooled engine with dual overhead camshafts configuration. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 36bhp at 12,000rpm along with a peak torque of 27.4Nm at 9,000rpm. The same engine also powers the TNT 300 naked streetfighter. Power is transmitted to the front wheels of the bike via a 6-speed gearbox. With the 300cc motor, this bike can accelerate 100kmph from standstill in 8.34 seconds. It offers a top-speed of 154kmph.
Since the Torando 302 shares its components and engine with the TNT 300, we expect it to be as frugal as its sibling. The Benelli TNT300 returns a mileage around 25kmpl.
The Tornado 302 is the Italian carmakers second fully-faired bike, the first one was Tornado 1130 which was launched almost 10 years ago. Designed on an all-new trellis frame, the TNT 300’s fully-faired version 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.
For performing damping duties, the Tornado 302 has upside down forks front and monoshock rear suspension setup. Stopping 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 comes fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels and Meltzer tyres (110 section tyre at front and 150 section at rear).