Still, with such a smooth-shifting gearbox you don’t need to use the clutch for upshifts as you accelerate out of corners. Benelli’s R&D; team did a good job of calming the TNT’s handling; not all naked bikes are as inherently well behaved as this one. Even without a steering damper and with all those wheelies, stability is excellent. While less convenient for urban streetfighting due to limited steering lock and that stiff clutch, this really is a great bike for twisty roads, where that combination of meaty torque and deft steering lets you hustle the bike between hairpins faster than almost anything else on the road. Factory suspension settings are close to perfect, but the same can’t be said for the brakes, which grab dangerously hard until properly warmed-up.