2008 Benelli TNT 899 First Ride Review- Benelli TNT 899 Photo Gallery

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Benelli TnT 899
Benelli TnT 899

First Ride: 2008 TNT 899 Tre magnifique.

In the case of the Benelli engine, sometimes smaller is Originally conceived and developed the assistance of Cosworth Engineering, the was to use that firm’s first–generation V–10 Formula One engine as the for a new sportbike powerplant. Take horsepower, divide by 10, multiply by and bang! Unfortunately, the results pitiful, so Benelli wisely out of Superbike racing and stroked the 900 to the 1130.

That was a solidly torquey and engine, but the 899 was still the original. If it could be tamed from its high–revving nature.

Short-… can be very pleasantly flexible. To this, Benelli’s engineers the head, creating a compact chamber and a 12.5:1 compression They redesigned the induction with a new airbox and—more velocity stacks.

The generous throttle bodies are unchanged the 1130. Finally, a mild cam was to tame the nastiness of the original 900 and it into a smooth yet free–revving offering a balanced combination of torque spread and power.

It sounds tame, but the new 899 delivers a 119.6 hp and 65 ft.–lbs. of peak The original TNT (for “Tornado Triple”) was the model that the evolu–tion of the Triple from 900 to and the new TNT marks the re–evolution into the new The engine itself also neater, thanks to new, castings.

The 899 comes in two levels of the basic 899 T and the more sophisticated 899 S. The new share the same Tornado–derived but with a massive steel–tubing replacing the cast aluminum The two versions of the 899 are separated by the type and of the respective suspension components. The T an inverted, preload–adjustable 50mm and three–way–adjustable rear shock.

At the front of the S is a fully adjustable inverted fork.

Benelli TnT 899
Benelli TnT 899

Benelli put a T in black and an S in orange at my disposal and set me The venue was the road from a secluded climb up to the top of a rocky where there is a lovely of the Adriatic Sea and then a dive to the beaches of Riccione and Rimini. road is the natural training of the local motorcyclist community, and the place to test a spirited, … like the new TNT.

The engine makes a good impression. As promised, it is smooth and with all the torque it takes to accelerate out of the tight hairpins up “The Rock.” Once fine–tuned, the chassis proved and agile, surefooted even on a and unkempt road. The 899 S was even thanks to its higher–quality suspen–sion which were easy to

That made the S smoother and respon–sive, a feeling that every mile of that road.

The chassis is very but the engine is the real star of the It pulls strongly from below 4000 rpm, and let loose on the highway showed 140 mph on the Three cheers for ultra–oversquare, engines!

The TNT 899 T is 9890 euros in with the S model 600 more. America has confirmed the TNT will be to the USA as a 2009 model (and at an 899 TreK), but has not yet set pricing.

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