Benelli TNT 899 Sport

 

 

 

Make Model

Benelli Tre-K 899

Year

2008 - 09

Engine

Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

898 cc / 54.8 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88 x 49.2 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump

Induction

Electronic injection with 3 throttle bodies 53 mm Ø
Exhaust With catalytic converter and oxygen sensor

Ignition 

Digital - inductive type via electronic engine management
Electric Electric

Max Power

78 kW / 105 hp @ 10000 rpm

Max Torque

74.5 Nm / 7.65 kgf-m 55 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame

Decomposable, front steel trestle, rear aluminium alloy casting

Rake

24°

Trail

95 mm / 3.7 in

Front Suspension

50 mm Ø Marzocchi non-adjustable forks
Front Wheel Travel 150 mm / 5.9 in

Rear Suspension

Sachs monoshock, adjustable for preload and damplng

Rear Wheel Travel 144 mm / 5.7 in

Front Brakes

2 x 320 mm Ø discs, 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm Ø disc, 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70-17

Rear Tyre

180/55-17
Dimensions Length: 2183 mm / 84.9 in
Width:     850 mm / 33.5 in
Height:  1320 mm / 52.0 in
Wheelbase 1515 mm / 60.0 in
Seat Height 840 mm / 33.0 in

Dry Weight

215 kg / 474 lbs
Wet Weight 240 kg / 529 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.7 Litres / 5.5 US gal

Fuel Reserve

4 L / 1.1 US gal
Top Speed 255 km/h / 140 mph
Colours Silver/green, Black, White/black
Review Visordown

At a first glance you immediately know that this is no Japanese machine and doesn’t even intend to get close to that image considered by many simple and uninspiring. What the two Benelli models try doing is individualizing themselves in the world of stylish, aggressive and powerful three-cylinder powered machines. Relying on their fuel-injected 899cc liquid-cooled, three-cylinder, four-stroke, twelve-valves, DOHC engines and on the versatile chassis to conquer the aimed market segment, both the normal and the “s” versions of the Benelli Tornado Naked Tre 899 will have to fight the finesse, heritage and immediate attraction that come with the name Triumph.

This takes us to the bike’s strongest and most challenging competitor. It is quite difficult to set the Tornado against either the Speed Triple 1050 or the Street Triple 675 because Benelli’s 899ccs position it just between the two as an option for potential customers who search for a middle way.

But it is well worth taking in consideration the fact that the Triumph Street Triple, a naked motorcycle powered by the famous 675cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder engine being fed through a multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection develops an incredible 107bhp compared with Benelli’s 114bhp. I reckon that the extra displacement doesn’t pay off in the case of the subjects of today’s review, but their efforts couldn’t have been unappreciated as the results are quite remarkable.

Clearly setting it apart from the recently-appeared competitor are the British bike’s compactness, style and proved road abilities, while the Tornados would have to prove that through the test drive opinions and the number of salves.

Until getting a feel of the bike, we can just admire its personality and aggressive character exposed through its radical design. We never underestimated the Italian’s talent when it comes to taking a white sheet of paper and turning it into an entire generation of bikes, but this is one demonstration of power. In fact two, I could say as there are clear design differences between the Tornados Naked Tre 899 and the Tornado Naked Tre 899s. The first is a roadster featuring an angry looking headlight, wide and yet small side fairings painted in the colors of the gas tank. Their purpose is to uncover to our eyes the source of entertaining, I mean the three-cylinder engine and the exhaust’s way under the seat.

Having a massive 17 Litres
gas tank, the Tornado clearly indicates the fact that it was built for sport-touring, only that it misses a wind-protective front fairing and windshield which is a thing pretty much expected from Italian bikes as nakedness is the key to their entire success.

 

The seat looks well accommodating and at 780mm above ground, it is perfect for the average sized rider and if you were expecting for it to have a suddenly ending rear end, well it has it and it doesn’t. There is enough room for the passenger’s but there, but it looks like the rear end of a fully-faired previous-generation Japanese bike.

Wheels on both models feature 17” in diameter and the difference between the simple and the s model is the fact that this last comes painted in an aggressive orange paint scheme it is more compact and implicit better handling.
 

At a first glance you immediately know that this is no Japanese machine and doesn’t even intend to get close to that image considered by many simple and uninspiring. What the two Benelli models try doing is individualizing themselves in the world of stylish, aggressive and powerful three-cylinder powered machines. Relying on their fuel-injected 899cc liquid-cooled, three-cylinder, four-stroke, twelve-valves, DOHC engines and on the versatile chassis to conquer the aimed market segment, both the normal and the “s” versions of the Benelli Tornado Naked Tre 899 will have to fight the finesse, heritage and immediate attraction that come with the name Triumph.

This takes us to the bike’s strongest and most challenging competitor. It is quite difficult to set the Tornado against either the Speed Triple 1050 or the Street Triple 675 because Benelli’s 899ccs position it just between the two as an option for potential customers who search for a middle way.

But it is well worth taking in consideration the fact that the Triumph Street Triple, a naked motorcycle powered by the famous 675cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder engine being fed through a multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection develops an incredible 107bhp compared with Benelli’s 114bhp. I reckon that the extra displacement doesn’t pay off in the case of the subjects of today’s review, but their efforts couldn’t have been unappreciated as the results are quite remarkable.

Clearly setting it apart from the recently-appeared competitor are the British bike’s compactness, style and proved road abilities, while the Tornados would have to prove that through the test drive opinions and the number of salves.

Until getting a feel of the bike, we can just admire its personality and aggressive character exposed through its radical design. We never underestimated the Italian’s talent when it comes to taking a white sheet of paper and turning it into an entire generation of bikes, but this is one demonstration of power. In fact two, I could say as there are clear design differences between the Tornados Naked Tre 899 and the Tornado Naked Tre 899s. The first is a roadster featuring an angry looking headlight, wide and yet small side fairings painted in the colors of the gas tank. Their purpose is to uncover to our eyes the source of entertaining, I mean the three-cylinder engine and the exhaust’s way under the seat.

Having a massive 17 Litres  gas tank, the Tornado clearly indicates the fact that it was built for sport-touring, only that it misses a wind-protective front fairing and windshield which is a thing pretty much expected from Italian bikes as nakedness is the key to their entire success.

The seat looks well accommodating and at 780mm above ground, it is perfect for the average sized rider and if you were expecting for it to have a suddenly ending rear end, well it has it and it doesn’t. There is enough room for the passenger’s but there, but it looks like the rear end of a fully-faired previous-generation Japanese bike.

Wheels on both models feature 17” in diameter and the difference between the simple and the s model is the fact that this last comes painted in an aggressive orange paint scheme it is more compact and implicit better handling.

I would be a jerk to say that for a shotgun builder, Benelli has really pulled it through with the Tornado models so that is why I simply prefer saying that if accompanied by a well planned marketing strategy, we could witness the incredible growth of this company partly due to the bikes we’ve took a look over today.

Source Top Speed