Italian bike, Chinese bosses — The Benelli TNT 600 Bikes Republic

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Italian bike, Chinese – The Benelli TNT 600

From manufacturing to making race-winning motorcycles, the of the Benelli brand’s story are in ways similar to the ones you in the makings of a gripping soap If anything, it is one that is truly in nature. Today, a Chinese called the Qianjiang Group (QJ owns the brand, but Benelli still retains that Italian flair, and this is with its latest offering, the 600 ….

Before we get into the 600, here is a brief of Benelli. One of Italy’s oldest brand names, Benelli was in 1911 and produced its first in 1919. After the … of her owner and widow Teresa invested all her savings into the business, putting all six of her sons to in it at a very early age.

A wise choice at the time, hard work was about to some golden moments.

youngest son, Tonino, the bikes that his family riding a Benelli 175 to win the Italian in 1927, 1928, 1930, and Solidifying its status as a true motorcycle maker, 250cc motorcycles went on to dominate its at the infamous Isle of Man TT races in 1950, and 1969. The Benelli also triumphed in the 250cc class, winning the championship in 1950 and 1969.

However, many other two-wheeled the Benelli fame and fortune waned and waxed itself time. During the 1970s and Benelli positioned itself as a motorcycle brand; even sophisticated models that had engine before reaching its day renaissance in 2003 with the Tre 900 supersports. After that, the remained somewhat dormant the QJ Group acquired it back in

It is without a doubt that the of making motorcycles is in fact a one. A quick look the business world’s ‘top 50’ of brand names and you will at least several car brands, but no brands. These lists that making a line of pastries, or even producing products could rake in profits.

However, our theory to why still press on the business is as long as there are passionate enthusiasts owning, operating, or at bike brands, then outfits will continue its at making a name for itself in a and niche field.

Which us to the Tornado 600 we picked up not too long The Benelli brand’s latest comes in the form of a … and it features a liquid-cooled 600cc four. The engine is equipped double overhead camshaft, an fuel injection system four 38mm throttle and four valves per cylinder.

The mill also features a lubrication, and is connected to a six-speed primed with a wet clutch

It is not the most powerful in its class, only 82hp and 52Nm of However, the engine makes up for well enough with its smoothness in its operation. It does a lot of revs to hit its peak torque, and feel more engaging at the RPM range.

Benelli TnT Sport

For us, it was simply another to just keep the throttle open at all times, making the 600 a little more interesting to say the

Minus the signature Benelli headlamp cover design, one easily mistaken the Tornado 600 for an Shiver as they both surprisingly similar. The Tornado 600 is good looking, especially this test bike’s red finish over the exposed trellis frame that an aluminium swing arm. being under Chinese the amount of admiring eyes we got it around town proved to us it still retains that zest and charm with its

At the front, the Tornado 600 utilises a of inverted 50mm telescopic paired with a single absorber sitting offset in the with preload adjustability. they compliantly do their the front forks could use improvement as it felt very and average in our hands. The same can be about its brakes as they had the to judder quite often.

The Tornado is equipped using a of 320mm twin floating with radial calipers at the whilst its rear is primed a 240mm single disc a dual piston caliper. faults aside, we found the Tornado 600’s chassis does perform well for both urban daily and the occasional out-of-town trips. to say, it does not disappoint.

For it is difficult to predict whether the 600 would aid Benelli with its of rising back to the top of the motorcycle We say this because firstly, the has not been launched in our market yet, but the firm tells us this will happen soon”. Secondly, the Tornado estimated starting price RM32,000 to RM34,000 puts its in the territory of the Kawasaki ER-6 and XJ6 – the two top favourites in the highly competitive performance bikes category.

One thing is for certain though, the aforementioned Japanese rivals, the brand has a strong history it up. Furthermore, we cannot think of any Italian brand of the same category that bears an price tag the Tornado 600 potentially Italian style and a unique priced affordability?

A promising indeed.

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