2016 Benelli TnT25 (2)

Making its way to Malaysia is the 2016 Benelli TnT25, a 250 cc naked single that follows the mold of Benelli’s bigger motorcycles. Malaysian distributor Benelli Keeway Motorcycles (BKM) has brought in the TnT25 to claim its stake in the burgeoning 250 cc scene.

The single-cylinder engine puts out 25.2 hp at 9,000 rpm, and torque is 21.5 Nm at 7,500 rpm – perfectly respectable numbers for an engine this size. A six-speed gearbox drives a chain for the final drive.

Launched in Italy, India, Thailand, and Indonesia in November last year, the 2016 TnT25 is intended for the rider stepping up to a proper 250 cc motorcycle from the kapchai and scooter class, or a rider wanting a basic, but stylish bike for everyday use.

“The introduction of this model is to provide yet another choice to the end-users. Apart from that, BKM hopes with this model, it would be able to strengthen its market position and if it turns out to have a huge impact, than it will be a bonus to us,” BKM’s senior manager of business development Wan Najib Wan Daud said.

The 2016 Benelli TnT25 is priced at RM12,990 before GST. It comes in two colours, green and red, and will be available in motorcycle shops by the end of January. The TnT25 comes with a one year or 10,000 km warranty, and owners registering their TnT25 on BKM’s website will enjoy an additional three-month warranty.