In an attempt to lure in more customers, Benelli India has announced price cuts of up to Rs 60,000 on its 300cc models – TNT 300 and 302R. This reduction in the price has been made possible by attaining a decline in the manufacturing costs of both the models.

DSK Benelli TNT 300
Benelli TNT 300 – perhaps the best-sounding 300cc naked bike in the country.

Speaking about the same, Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Benelli India said, “We strongly believe in the value proposition of our products and customer sentiments towards the brand Benelli. We have witnessed a significant reduction in the manufacturing cost of the TNT 300 and 302R models and this has helped us to pass on the benefit to the biking enthusiasts in India.”

The naked TNT 300 gets a price cut of Rs 51,000 and is now available at Rs 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) whereas the faired 302R is priced at Rs 3.10 lakh after getting a reduction of Rs 60,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

DSK Benelli 302R Tornado
Benelli 302R.

Powering both these entry-level Benellis is a 300cc twin-cylinder water-cooled engine with DOHC setup that produces 38.26bhp at 11.5k revs and the peak torque of 26.5Nm kicks in at 10k revs.

One of the best features of these bikes is how well their acoustics are tuned. Benelli always makes sure that its products sound orgasmic, consider the TNT 600i for example. Most people tend to buy it just because of the way it sounds. And these 300cc bikes are no exception. Anyway, moving forward, they are also equipped with dual-channel ABS which is welcomed with open arms.

DSK Benelli 302R cockpit
Benelli 302R cockpit.

The TNT 300 and 302R are Benelli’s top-selling models but even they aren’t spotted on the roads that often. Perhaps, this price cut would help Benelli to get some better sales numbers.

Were you considering to buy any one of these bikes? If yes, then now is the time. And if no, then would you consider buying one now?


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