2008 Benelli TnT 1130 Review —

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2008 Benelli TnT 1130

The American motorcycle market may not be the of success for standard and … bikes like it is for the cruiser, or sportbike arena, but that necessarily mean there’s a of good choices when a fairing-less ride.

For one, the return of Kawasaki’s Z1000 as an model for 2010. Putting opinions about the new Z’s most enthusiasts could that, from what we about the bike thus it should be a great machine.

are only three brilliant to consider; there are even One we’d like to bring to attention is the TnT from Italian maker, Benelli.

As noted in our of the Tre1130K all Benelli models available for U.S. consumption are by a 1,130cc (88 x 62mm), liquid-cooled, 12-valve, fuel-injected, 6-speed, Triple carried in an attractive trellis frame.

Primary differences between in Benelli’s line-up center chassis components like wheels and suspension. The big Triple’s of tune in each model additional distinctions between the

The hooligan TnT, along its up-spec siblings, the TnT Sport and Racer, boast a claimed 135 hp and 86 slotting in as the middle child the racy Tornado 1130’s 161 hp/91.5 ft-lbs, and the more and adventure-minded Tre-K with figures of 123 hp and 85 ft-lbs.

Though considerable separation in power � that’s as discernible in real as it is on paper � between the TnT and Tre-K, the two are very similar.

Both share the same undertail exhaust canister and split LED light, as well as the same panel. Differences include the use of dual side-mounted radiators by the … design, and the angry eyes headlamp assembly a tiny flyscreen compared to the fuller shield.

It’s a … bike, but not like someone’s ratty Gixxer devoid of all plastic. the absence of any real windscreen the package and wide flare of bodywork that are the radiator do an okay job of deflecting some

The TnT runs with a meaty 50mm Marzocchi upside-down as found on the Tre1130K. The Extreme shock provides adjustments for damping as well as spring Spinning at both ends are grippy Sportmax Qualifier in 190/70 and 120/70 sizes, on 5-spoke cast-aluminum 17-inch wheels.

Though the big diameter fork no accommodation for tuning, it’s enough to offer good for a price-minded component. The Extreme shock, on the other hand, is a story.

For a bike with a wet weight of 473 pounds we wouldn’t expected such a weak rate. To have to crank the dual-locking rings for at least 80% of the threads on the long shock says a lot for just how soft the is, especially considering the 150-pound who rode the bike.

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Our resident test mule, Kaming Sir Ko, sorted the shock’s preload and damping adjustment enough to the best compromise between a ride and passable chassis Accelerate hard enough out of corners, or while on really pavement, though, and the rear wiggled and squirmed for us.

A pair of 4-pot Brembo calipers clamp down on floating discs. With calipers becoming common on performance-oriented and exotic bikes, we the TnT’s binders missing the feedback and easily modulated that we’re accustomed to on sporting bikes. Our spoiled attitude and sense of entitlement all it took to make the TnT�s calipers perform adequately was extra squeeze on the lever.

’bout that big stonkin’ Would you be interested in a mill pulls like a mule just off idle ’til south of redline? Thought so.

The engine is so grunty it feels as it never stops accelerating the rev limiter cuts in around 9K That kind of power for a bike that needn’t be too often. The catch here is the abrupt throttle response.

The Man at MO’s helm, Kevin D. to the fueling response as digital, EFI systems from about years ago.

When the throttle response with so steam available immediately the engine room, you might the bike can be difficult to ride in tight turns where the is transitioning rapidly between

We often found ourselves a jerky hit of power at low speeds, and with cautious initial input. Another way around the snatchy fueling at low rpm is simply to run one higher than normal, the copious torque to pull the gear.

Of the Ben�s jerky low-rpm response Kevin remarked: wouldn’t be the bike to ride if you two-upping a passenger while signed Valentino Rossi as they’d surely be knocking like the steel balls in a Cradle.�

Benelli Cafe Racer
Benelli Cafe Racer
Benelli Cafe Racer
Benelli Cafe Racer

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