DSK Benelli India launch - price announcement
DSK Benelli India launch – price announcement

DSK Benelli have officially launched their motorcycle range in India and today unveiled the prices at which they will be selling these motorcycles. The story of Benelli motorcycles starts in 1911 from a garage that used to just repair motorcycles and cycles. By the 1960’s Benelli had become a formidable force in the two wheeler world. Multiple models across various cubic capacity ranges and even doing exceptionally well in motorsports. The invasion of Japanese motorcycles soon saw them fighting a tough battle and at one point Moto Guzzi and Benelli were owned by the same person and made motorcycles together. Benelli always was ahead in the technology they used on their motorcycles but often fell short in terms of reliability. This lead to a huge downfall by the 1980’s and by 1988 pretty much shut down. In 1989 there was an attempt to revive the motorcycle brand, but that did not last. It was finally only in 2002 the brand finally saw a bounce back into the limelight and currently is owned by the Chinese business conglomerate Qianjiang. Now truth be told, the brand is no longer associated with the technological wizardry it once used to be popular for. Essentially now the bikes are Chinese made and not exactly the Italian stallions. Now, in no way does that mean they are bad. We will reserve our comments till we have ridden and reviewed these motorcycles.

The launch event saw Benelli top men like George Wong  (board member), Dante Gustos (Marketing Director) and of course Mr. Shirish Kulkarni (M.D. DSK Benelli India). DSK Benelli are looking to make India one of its global hubs. Currently all bikes are CKD units and there is a plan to go local soon. Later this year they plan to expand their existing range and we could see the TNT25 making an appearance which could really propel the brand. DSK Benelli is on route to a total of 20 dealerships across India by this year end with 9 of them functional right away. Some of the bikes (800cc) have a slightly lesser power than the international specs due to homologation and emission requirements, difference of about 5 to 10%. ABS will be introduced on all models by next year when it becomes mandatory and will be optional for now. We leave you with prices of the DSK Benelli range along with dealership locations and quick spec for each.

DSK Benelli India price list

  • DSK Benelli TNT 300 – Rs. 2.83 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
  • DSK Benelli TNT 600i – Rs. 5.15 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
  • DSK Benelli TNT 600 GT – Rs. 5.62 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
  • DSK Benelli TNT 899 – Rs. 9.48 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
  • DSK Benelli TNT 1130 – Rs. 11.81 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

DSK Benelli India dealership list

  • DSK Benelli Pune dealership – Factory owned and operated at Wakdewadi – Contact number – +91 70309 55220
  • DSK Benelli Mumbai dealership – Western Express Highway – Contact number- +91 80820 59999
  • DSK Benelli Bangalore dealership – Richmond Circle – Contact number – +91 95910 73333
  • DSK Benelli Chennai dealership – Anna Salai – Contact number – +91 91766 26655
  • DSK Benelli Hyderabad dealership – Jubilee hills – Contact number- +91 9885004004
  • DSK Benelli Delhi dealership – Torq bikes – Contact number – +91 85888 47598
  • DSK Benelli Ahmedabad dealership – SG Road – Contact number – +91 80007 00090
  • DSK Benelli Kolkata dealership – New Town – Contact number- +91 98316 39393
  • DSK Benelli Goa dealership – NH 17 Porvorim – Contact number- +91 94224 43287

DSK Benelli TNT 300

  • Engine – 300 cc parallel twin
  • Power – 37 Ps at 11,500 RPM
  • Torque – 27 Nm at 9,000 RPM
  • Kerb weight – 200 kg

DSK Benelli TNT 600i

  • Engine – 600 cc inline four
  • Power – 82 Ps at 11,500 RPM
  • Torque – 54 Nm at 10,500 RPM
  • Kerb weight – 222 kg

DSK Benelli TNT 600 GT

  • Engine – 600 cc inline four
  • Power – 82 Ps at 11,000 RPM
  • Torque – 55 Nm at 8,000 RPM
  • Kerb weight – 249 kg

DSK Benelli TNT 899

  • Engine – 899 cc inline 3 cylinder
  • Power – 115 Ps at 9,500 RPM
  • Torque – 88 Nm at 8,000 RPM
  • Kerb weight – 218 kg

DSK Benelli TNT 1130

  • Engine – 1131 cc inline 3 cylinder
  • Power – 129 Ps at 8,500 RPM
  • Torque – 110 Nm at 5,250 RPM
  • Kerb weight – 218 kg