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 Superbike manufacturer, DSK Benelli might introduce the all-new Tornado 302 in India in April 2017. Prior to its launch, the bike was fully revealed in a promotional video. The video talks about the design details, features and capabilities of the bike. First previewed at the 2015 EICMA, the DSK Benelli Tornado 302 is basically a fully-faired version of the TNT 300.
Save for the front fairing offered on the Benelli Tornado 302, both the TNT 300 and Tornado 302 look identical. Power for the bike comes from the same 300cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine generating power worth 36bhp and 27Nm of torque. As a reminder, the bike had its India debut at the Auto Expo last year.
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. Also Read: Everything About DSK Benelli TNT 125
|Minimum||Rs 2.80 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 3.0 lakh|
Price of DSK Benelli’s 300cc fully-faired sportsbike is likely to fall between Rs 2.80 lakh – Rs 3.0 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price range, it will go up against the Yamaha R3 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.
|Max Power||36bhp at 12000rpm|
|Max Torque||27.4Nm at 9000rpm|
The Tornado 302 houses a 300cc, in-line twin-cylinder, liquid cooled engine with dual overhead camshafts configuration. This power mill, with a 6-speed gearbox, delivers a maximum power of 36bhp (38PS) at 12,000rpm and 27.4Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. The same engine does duty in the TNT 300. With the 300cc motor, this bike can accelerate 100kmph from standstill in 8.34 seconds. It offers a top-speed of 154kmph.
In India, this fully-faired sportsbike might be rolled out in April 2017. Earlier, it was supposed to be launched in December, 2016.
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.
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).