Benelli have re-introduced their 600 cc LAMS offering, the naked TNT 600i, which has been missing from the line-up for a number of years. It had previously been called the BN 600S and offers an updated four-cylinder option in a category dominated by parallel twins.
The TNT 600i features the Benelli in-line four-cylinder engine, with liquid-cooling and DOHC. Maximum engine power is 54 hp (44 kW) at 11,170 RPM, with maximum torque of 51 Nm at 10,500 rpm. It has wet sump lubrication, wet multi-plate clutch, and a six speed gearbox with final chain drive.
The ABS braking system boasts dual 320 mm diameter semi-floating rotors at the front with radial four-piston callipers.
The alloy 17-inch rims are fitted with 120/70 and 180/55 rubber, in keeping with the full size bike theme. Sharp lines characterise the new Tornado Naked TNT 600i, enhanced by an LED headlight and colour TFT dash.
The exposed chassis consists of a steel trellis main frame, accompanied by sturdy aluminium plates in the swingarm pivot area, to guarantee rigidity and stability.
The TNT 600i also runs 50 mm USD forks, alloy swingarm and adjustable monoshock with spring preload.
The TNT 600i is expected to arrive in Australia & New Zealand in early September in either Alpine White or Midnight Black, and is set to be competitively priced with a two-year unlimited kilometre warranty, including two-years of premium road-side assist.
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