Benelli TNT R160




Make Model

Benelli TNT R160




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


1130 cc / 69 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88 x 62 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump


Electronic injection with 1 injector per cylinder
Exhaust With catalytic converter and oxygen sensor
Spark Plug NGK CR9E


Electronic injection 
Electric Electric

Max Power

116 kW /157,8 hp @ 10200 rpm

Max Torque

120 Nm / 12.2 kgm / 88.5 lb-ft @ 8400 rpm
Clutch Wet clutch with hydraulic command


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain drive, ratio 16:37
Primary Drive 44/79
Gear Ratio 1st 14/39 / 2nd 18/35 / 3rd 21/32 / 4th 23/30 / 5th 24/28 / 6th 26/27

Decomposable, front steel trestle, rear aluminium alloy casting

Front Suspension

50 mm Ø Upside-down fork, with hydraulic rebound / compression and spring preload adjustments
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Steel tube trestle swingarm, rear dumper with hydraulic adjustment (rebound, high and low speed compression) and spring preload assembled with progressive link

Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2 x 320mm Ø discs, 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240mm Ø disc, 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Length: 2000 mm / 78.7 in

Width:      790 mm / 31.1 in
Height:   1050 mm / 41.3 in

Wheelbase 1419 mm / 55.9 in
Seat Height 830 mm  / 32.7 in
Ground Clearance 135 mm / 5.3 in

Dry Weight

205 kg  / 452 lbs
Wet Weight 215 kg / 474 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal

The 2010 R160 is the pinnacle of Benelli’s naked motorcycle line, boasting not only the most power in the TnT class, but it’s also laden with tons of tasty carbon bits. Benelli has coaxed 155hp (up from 137hp) out its 1130cc triple, which puts the R160 right in-line with the Ducati Streetfighter power-wise, but R160 is still a little bit heavy, with a dry weight of 458lbs, and a curb weight of 474lbs. The design of the Benelli is its biggest attraction, and of course there’s also the unique three-cylinder motor. Maintaining the same TnT lines, the R160 gets a healthy dose of carbon fiber,

The Benelli model is powered by the same 1130cc engine of the current TNT but features extras including a dry-slipper clutch, 50mm fully adjustable Marzocchi forks and Brembo monobloc calipers.

At the heart of the R160 is a three-cylinder engine developing 155hp at 10,200 rpm and 120Nm of torque at 8,400 rpm.

Unique to the R160 is the chassis that consists of a main section of a steel trestle completed by aluminum cast structure in the area of the swing arm pivot.

Aluminum-alloy wheels offer a five-spoke design, while the exhaust pipes follow precisely the forms of the engine before merging at the bottom and climb back towards the tail, located between the rear fender and the thin taillight unit.

As for the tires, the one at the front is in the usual measure 120/70, while at the rear you can choose between the 190/50 or the two additional measures, 180/55 and 200/50, the latter particularly suitable for use on the track.

Customers can choose between two colors, the white with red frame and red with frame mat gray titanium.

“Overall performance: it is the slogan that summarizes the essence of the more sporty Benelli model, a model without compromising on power and efficiency of driving, on public road and on track freedom. Born on the Roadster Cup Race, the R160 is a hymn to the performance, thanks to a three-cylinder engine in its most refined, and chassis that is enriched with adjustable suspensions: giving you a pleasure to get best lap time or enjoy the most beautiful mountain roads,” Benelli brags.