Faster and Faster: Shootout: BMW F800R vs Benelli TNT 899S

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Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer

Shootout: BMW F800R vs Benelli TNT

BMW F800R takes on the Benelli TNT

If ever there were two that completely represent the of the countries they come – and probably the men that build – it’s the BMW F800R and Benelli TNT The first is all straightforward no-frills and stern demeanour, while the one is all lush curves, dramatic and Latin passion. But how do the two stack up in the world? Toff magazine a shootout between the two and here are excerpts:

It’s like comparing a pit with a sheep – one is a bit extreme, the merely good-natured. The Benelli, its shining metallic orange and aggressive stance, is typically In comparison, the BMW is barely noticeable and audible – almost like a

Indeed, the BMW does not deign to down to other bikes’ of juvenility – it remains reserved and intellectual – it isn’t for the sausage crowd. The F800R’s 89bhp twin feels lively and revving hard, but when the are wrenched open, the 120bhp TNT pulls away from the BMW much effort. The BMW feels powerful and more softly though its chassis works well and feels better the Benelli on bad roads.

The F800R has the ergonomics of a proper and you may be a bit disappointed if you expected the bike to be comfortable. It is more relaxed the fiery Benelli though, and the real irritant was the heated which are easy to switch on by and which then end up roasting fingers.

Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer

With its upright seating and wide handlebars, The TNT 899S’ are somewhat similar to the F800R’s. Its engine sounds rough as a grinder when idling, but on the move, it smoothens out completely and fast and hard till it the limiter. The gearbox is also all though not as smooth as the BMW’s

The Benelli’s brakes, too, more pressure at the lever and really as easy to modulate as the stoppers.

Pit bull vs sheep? Yes, but the two are also strikingly similar in ways. Maybe it’s we put our prejudices – regarding what and Italian bikes stand for – to

For the original article, visit the magazine website here

Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer
Benelli TnT 899 Century Racer


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