Benelli TNT 899 Café Racer




Make Model

Benelli TNT 899 Café Racer




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


899 cc / 54.9 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88 x 49.2 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled


3-into-1, underseat


Electronic injection with 3 throttle bodies 53 mm Ř





Max Power

88 kW / 118 hp @ 9500 rpm 

Max Torque

88 Nm / 9.02 kgf-m / 64.9 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm


6 Speed

Final Drive

Frame Front ASD steel tube trellis, fastened with drawer screws to boxed rear section, aluminium alloy castings.

Front Suspension

Marzocchi 43 mm diameter upside down fork, adjustable

Front Wheel Travel

120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Mono shock absorber with adjustable extension and spring load

Rear Wheel Travel

120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2 x 320 mm Ř discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm Ř disc, 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 -ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/50 -ZR17
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.3 in

Dry Weight

199 kg / 439 lbs

Wet Weight

208 kg / 459 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal
Colour Orange

Benelli's new 2010 model Café Racer 899 has begin making its way into European dealerships, a new middleweight offering from the Italian brand.

Based on the TNT 1130 Café Racer (which is currently offered in Australia) but with a smaller engine, the Benelli Café Racer 899 gets plenty of trick gear from Italy.

First unveiled at EICMA late last year, the CR 899 gets gold Marzocchi front forks and also 320mm front brake discs clamped by Brembo calipers.

The engine is a three-cylinder inline layout, with an 899cc capacity, and features a new cylinder head, ignition mapping, plus pistons and updated camshafts, all of which are designed to deliver more refinement, better power delivery and more precise throttle response.

Peak power is rated at 120hp (88kW) and the bike weighs 199kg dry and to keep costs down Benelli opted for a steel subframe instead of an aluminium one, and the same holds true for the handlebars.

It will rival the likes of the new Ducati Monster 796 and the Triumph Street Triple. The Benelli 899 CR is offered in standard trim with a black colour scheme, or in 899 S trim which adds a carbon fibre front fender and side panel and is offered with an orange colour scheme.