Benelli TNT 600i LE Shows Up, Wonder If It Makes It in Worldwide Markets

Chinese-owned manufacturer Benelli revealed the Benelli TNT 600i LE, a limited edition semi-naked machine so far destined for the Indian market. Benelli has teamed up with local manufacturer DSK and has sold well so far, with their line-up consisting of bikes with displacements ranging between 300 and 1131cc.
Benelli TNT 600i LE in gold trim 4 photos
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The middleweight semi-naked 600i machine is one of the most popular choices, and Benelli thought of creating a Limited Edition version that would stand from the crowd. The Benelli TNT 600i LE takes a step on the wild side and introduces a bold color choice that is certain to turn a lot of heads, at least in India.

The LE version of the Benelli TNT 600i shows off a gold-colored livery, but this was obviously not enough. The hand controls are also in gold anodized aluminium, for an even stronger bling-factor. Frankly, we sort of expected to see the rims sharing the same finish, but it just wasn't meant to be.

We are not sure how the Benelli enthusiasts will receive this machine, but as gold is very popular color in the Indian culture, we guess that these bikes will be a hit. So far, we only know that 60 such TNT 600i LE machines will be available in India, with no info as to whether Benelli plans to sell them in other market, as well.

Though not exactly cheap, the Benelli TNT 600i LE is affordable compared to other machines

The Benelli TNT 600i LE will become available in dealerships from early October, and will come with a slightly higher price than the regular version that can be had in Rosso, Bianco or Nero (red, white or black) trims.

In India, the bike will retail for around $8,560 (€7,660), and this makes it a rather hefty expense for the riders in that specific market. Still, compared to what other imported middleweight motorcycles retail for, the Benelli TNT 600i or even it Limited Edition version seem like a more affordable choice for a premium machine.

On the tech side, the Benelli TNT 600i LE was not changed. It packs almost 84 horsies and 54.6 Nm (40.2 lb-ft) of torque, a 4-cylinder in-line engine with 16 valves and DOHC architecture, mated to a 6-speed, wet clutch transmission. The trellis frame rolls on an upside-down fork and a rear monoshock, with dual hydraulic front brakes and a single rear one and alloy wheels.

Truth be told, the Benelli TNT 600i is a looker, especially in its white and red trim, and we'd definitely like to see more of it in international markets.
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