Benelli TNT R160 | First Ride

Dynamite!

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Alex Photo

Tech Spec

Evolution
A top-end overhaul reverted the TNT R160’s 1131cc engine to its original, uninhibited state.
Rivals
Aprilia V4R Tuono, Ducati Streetfighter, MV Agusta Brutale, Triumph Speed Triple
Tech Spec

Price Approx. $20,000
Engine type l-c inline-triple
Valve train DOHC, 12v
Displacement 1131cc
Bore x stroke 88.0 x 63.0mm
Compression 12.5:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Dry, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 158.0 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Claimed torque 88.5 lb.-ft. @ 8400 rpm
Frame Steel trellis with aluminum swingarm pivot plates
Front suspension Marzocchi 50mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power
Rear tire 190/50ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power
Rake/trail 24.5º/4.0 in.
Seat height 31.9 in.
Wheelbase 56.8 in.
Fuel capacity 4.2 gal.
Claimed curb weight 474 lbs.
Colors White/red, red/gray
Available na
Warranty na
Contact Benelli SpA
Villa Berloni, Strada della Fornace
Vecchia s.n., 61100 Pesaro, Italy
www.benelliamerica.net
Verdict 4 out of 5 stars

Fierce, fast and fun—shame there's no U.S. importer!

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