Since its return to the country with a new partner, Hyderabad-based Mahavir Group, Benelli has relaunched the naked TNT 300, the fully faired 302R, the inline-four TNT 600i, and the new TRK 502 and 502X. The company has now announced that it has reduced prices of its 300cc motorcycles by a substantial amount. The TNT 300 now costs Rs 2.99 lakh – a price reduction of a little over Rs 50,000 from the previous Rs 3.50 lakh. Similarly, the price of the 302R has gone from Rs 3.70 lakh to Rs 3.10 lakh.
Benelli has stated that the drop in price comes from the significant reduction in the manufacturing cost of the TNT 300 and the 302R models. Both motorcycles are powered by a 300cc, inline-twin cylinder motor that makes 38.8hp at 11,500rpm and peak torque of 26.5Nm at 10,000rpm.
With the revised pricing, the two Benellis sit much closer to some of their rivals. The 302R is priced almost on par with the similarly powerful Kawasaki Ninja 300 (Rs 2.98 lakh) and will even rival the TVS Apache RR310 (Rs 2.24 lakh). On the other hand, the naked TNT 300 now costs just as much as the BMW G 310 R and sits closer to the KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2.48 lakh).
All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.