Benelli Cafe Racer & Sport TNTs Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Benelli Cafe Racer Sport TNTs | Review

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How brilliantly for legendary Italian manufacturer resuscitated from the brink of just a few years ago, to back onto the scene an all-new machine bearing the appropriate TNT nomenclature. It is a bold born from a company since its inception in 1911, has a tale of exalted success and near ruin.

It all began humbly, 95 years ago, widow Teresa Benelli the family savings into the “Benelli Garage” to ensure employment for her six sons. After decades of enjoying the fruits of and commercial success, Benelli—like so revered icons of Italian manufacture—was pounded by the mighty of the Japanese in the ’70s and ’80s, the ensuing years with and plagued by an ever-weakening pulse. Benelli quietly rolled up its and went into hibernation, the refusing to officially call it despite ceasing motorcycle (Click image to enlarge)

the following years, the rumor became rampant with of Benelli’s reemergence as a bona purchasable brand stateside. of the exclusive Italian marque teased with the appearance of a green-and-silver Tornado ridden by Goddard in World Superbike The racing effort subsequently after a few seasons, but had whetted the of the devout, who took it as proof Benelli was in fact alive, and planning a comeback. At long after much corporate and the essential acquisition of a new fiscal Benelli will finally be landfall in America. (Click to enlarge)

A lusty example of Benelli’s rebirth and propitious evolution is the entry into the high-performance category with an offering of Italian flair and bravado. The TNT and TNT Café Racer, with wedged contours, striking flows, contrasting blends of and wild color schemes, more the offspring of a distant tryst than simply an import. (Click image to

The TNTs are not merely beautiful of motorcycle art. They after all, in the Benelli and therefore imbued with pedigree. Sitting astride the rider cannot help but be by how form complements function.

The retro chic Café pays homage to the mid-century racers of Britain, with its and bar-end mirrors, while the model has a more traditional with the rider sitting upright. The machines share seats and footpeg positioning. In configuration, the TNT is extremely comfortable excellent ergonomics well to either a short or a tall

A narrow profile and low seat make the motorcycle feel and light, and belie its claimed dry of 438 pounds.

Helmet: AGV TiTech

MotoGP 1-piece Kangaroo Compression suit

Gloves: GP Plus

Boots: Sidi Corsa. (Click image to

As a machine sans bodywork, the TNT exposes the sophistication and muscle of its triple cylinder powerplant to the eye of the This new-generation fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine produces a 135 horsepower at 9250 rpm and an eye-watering 86 ft lbs of at 6750 rpm. Laterally twin radiators are assisted by electric fans, all concealed minimalist wedge-shaped cowlings.

With such dramatic available, the TNT is sensibly fitted a dashboard-mounted “Power Control” that switches to a milder injection map. This the edge off outright performance and out the power delivery for low traction

The exhaust system is a work of The three header pipes the exhaust ports at oblique and come together underneath the into a single, massive that stealthily snakes up the wedged tail section and the rear running lights. The sound that issues that exhaust is a glorious of menacing growls at the lower of the tachometer, juxtaposed against the wizardry of technology when redline.

The Benelli TNT utilizes a frame design. A steel trellis forward section is and bolted to a boxed aluminum-cast mid then augmented with an sub-frame tailpiece. A twin large diameter trellis with large eccentric adjusters maintains the design of the chassis.

Helmet: Shoei RF1000

Benelli Cafe Racer 899

Kushitani Mega Spark

Gloves: Joe Rocket Speedmaster

Sidi Vertigo Corsa. image to enlarge)

Building quickly, the Benelli can be ridden by short-shifting and utilizing the triple’s torque, or  by continuing to roll on the well past where the sounds as if it is peaking, even the redline is still in the distance. A at the tachometer reveals plenty of before maximum, with the spot coming between and 9,000 rpm. When is enough road to hold the in that range, the TNT remains despite the unleashing of all those there is no unsettling flex of the while the suspension keeps the firmly planted and on track.

The Racer and Sport models equipped with your of two front ends: 43mm inverted forks with Brembo brakes, or hefty Marzocchi units and radial-mounted In either configuration, both exuded confident manners in to handling with graceful, turn-in, rock solid in corners, and smooth, controlled when getting back on the exiting turns. The rider can deep into corners the bike wanting to stand up or even the slightest hint of or anxiety. (Click image to

The 6-speed transmission is tight and shifts are perfectly syncopated to the snap of the TNT’s triple as well as the smooth action and feel of the clutch. A precise of power, response, handling, and makes the TNT such a pleasure to

Attention to detail is prevalent in aspect of the Benellis. Beautiful aluminum linkages and levers, intricate engine castings by aircraft quality fasteners, define these as connoisseur’s The addition of top-of-the-line components, as Marchesini rims and Brembo systems,  contributes to make the TNT an functional machine with a presence.

The intricate design flow and aesthetics, married to an equally powerplant and superlative handling, the TNTs a formidable reentry the American market for Benelli.

It has said that 20 percent of all the art created originated in Italy. In a that has produced Stradivari, and Verdi, it seems only that the Benelli TNT should be there. I believe Mama would have been

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