Benelli TNT 899 Sport

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Benelli TNT 899 Sport
Manufacturer
Production 2010 - 2012
Class Naked
Engine
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Top Speed 235 km/h / 146 mph
Horsepower 131.02 HP (97.7 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 65.65 ft/lbs (89.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed, manual

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 50mm Marzocchi upside-down fork
Rear: adjustable mono-shock
Brakes Front: dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear: single 240mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 -ZR17
Rear Tire 190/50 -ZR17
Seat Height 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Weight 199.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Benelli TNT 899 Sport was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Naked motorcycle produced by Benelli between 2010 and 2012. Max torque was 65.65 ft/lbs (89.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 131.02 HP (97.7 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 899.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 -ZR17 front tire and a 190/50 -ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers in the front and a single 240mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 50mm Marzocchi upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a adjustable mono-shock.

2010 Benelli TNT 899 Sport[edit]

The 2010 MY Benelli TNT 899 Sport is one of the most powerful 900cc-class production motorcycles available for purchase. It sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 899cc, transverse three cylinder powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, that can reach a maximum power output of 131 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque.

Also, it comes standard with race-derived features such as a 50mm Marzocchi upside-down fork, an adjustable mono-shock in the rear, a braking system with dual 320mm discs in the front, ABS, an under-belly, under-seat exhaust system, a digital instrumentation panel and wide handlebars.


2012 Benelli TNT 899 Sport[edit]

2012 Benelli TNT 899 Sport

The 2012 MY Benelli TNT 899 Sport boasts standard features such as a 50mm Marzocchi upside-down fork, an adjustable mono-shock in the rear, a braking system with dual 320mm discs in the front, ABS, an under-belly, under-seat exhaust system, a digital instrumentation panel and wide handlebars.

In the tech/engine department, it comes with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 899cc, in-line three cylinder powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 131 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque.


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Overview[edit]

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 Liters

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.


Specifications[edit]

Make Model Benelli TNT 899 Sport
Year 2010
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 899 cc / 54.9 cu in
Bore X Stroke 88 x 49.2 mm
Compression 12.5:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Exhaust 3-into-1, underseat
Induction Electronic injection with 3 throttle bodies 53 mm Ø
Ignition Electronic
Starting Electric
Max Power 88 kW / 131 hp @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque 90 Nm / 9.2 kgf-m / 66.4 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Front ASD steel tube trellis, fastened with drawer screws to boxed rear section, aluminum alloy castings.
Front Suspension Marzocchi 50 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 Ø discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 240 mm Ø disc, 2 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 -ZR17
Rear Tire 190/50 -ZR17
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.3 in
Wet Weight 208 kg / 459 lbs
Fuel Capacity 16 Liters / 4.2 US gal
Fuel Consumption 5.3 L/100 km / 18.4 km/l / 43.3 US mpg
Standing ¼ Mile 11.5 sec
Top Speed 235 km/h / 146 mph
Colour Orange, White, Black

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