Benelli TNT 1130 Cafe Racer Review
The Benelli TNT 1130 Cafe Racer is a powerful naked bike from Benelli that is precisely engineered to display high performance and is equipped with some advanced features that make it outstanding within its segment. The 'Cafe Racer' tag is quite justifying with its low riding stance and an aggressive speedster look.
Power has met style to display the impressive and daring sense of engineering with impressive motorcycle named as Benelli TNT 1130 Cafe Racer from the distinguished Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Benelli. The two-wheeler is a premium naked bike that is sculpted to boast high performance along with some enchanting looks. The bike came with a modified face and precisely, one of the three special series of the original Benelli TNT model launched in May 2004. The special series naked roadster was launched in 2005 to target the special segment of the market, craving for a capable bike that could excel both in looks and performance.
The Benelli TNT 1130 Cafe Racer inevitably has come up as one of the finest looking streetfighters across the planet. The naked roadster is designed to display a fully functional body with a sporty and daring look. The front appearance of the bike is accentuated by the sharp twin headlamp section that is crowned by a small visor. The sharp frame additions employed to bike’s styling further incorporates aero-dynamicity. The name “Cafe Racer” imprinted on the tank shrouds makes the bike easily identifiable. While the sharp and elongated indicator lights added on the shrouds add to the functionality. The front steel trellis frame extends itself to the rear aluminium frame and exposes itself beautifully as machine’s tough skeleton. Like most of the beasts, this one has also got a super sporty step-up seat that provides an optimum comfort to the rider and pillion. The powerful round exhaust sandwiched in between the twin split tail lamps and the wide rear tyre of the bike yields an athletic touch to the bike. The body dimensions of the bike read – 2100 mm x 1050 mm x 790 mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 1419 mm.
Engine, Economy and Performance:
The power-mill that pours life down the veins of the bike is the 1130cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder in-line engine that gulps down concentrated fuel energy to pump 101 kW at 9250 rpm and a maximum torque of 117 Nm at 6750 rpm. This engine is fitted with anti-vibration countershaft that maintains a comfortable jerk-free drive and is liquid cooled with lateral double radiator served by two electro-fans. This engine mates a 6-speed extractable gearbox that promises slippery smooth gear transitions and efficient power transfer to the wheels. With this, the acceleration values of the bike are competitive and exhilarating.
The bike has a regular weight distribution, and the centre of gravity of the bike is well adjusted to feature a lower and more centre oriented position. This yields the sporty streetfighter a balanced handling, which is made more dependable with the wide tyres of the bike that have a desirable grip and the dimensions to read – 120/70 x 17” for the front and 190/50 x 17” for the rear tyres. The bike sports an upright sitting position and a purely sporty handling.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous:
The bike is equipped with a Brembo disc brakes consisting of front twin floating discs, with 4 piston callipers of 320 mm diameter and the rear brakes consisting of a single disc with twin piston callipers. With this, the bike's body is supported by the dependable suspension system consisting of front Marzocchi 50 mm diameter “upside down” fork and a rear suspension consisting of ASD steel tube trellis swingarm with Extreme Technology single shock absorber integrated with adjustable rebound and spring pre-load.
The Benelli TNT 1130 Cafe Racer with its impressive styling, pumped-up performance characteristics and desirable handling has come up as a capable streetfighter.