Last June, we reported about a new middleweight naked motorcycle from Benelli that was launched in China based on the QJ SRK 600. However, the QJ SRK 600 was exclusively sold in the Chinese market. QJ of course is the motorcycle brand operating under the Zhejiang Qianjiang Motorcycle Group who now also controls the Benelli motorcycle brand. At that same time, Benelli introduced the TNT600i with a platform that was based on the QJ SRK 600. Benelli’s TNT600i is considered as the bigger sibling of the TNT135, and now, it has just landed in the Philippines.
The TNT600i is powered by an inline-4 cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine capable of producing 80 hp at 11,000 RPM, and 55 Nm of torque at 8,500 RPM. It has a fuel tank capacity of 15-liters sitting on top of its trellis frame. Damping duties are provided by upside-down forks in the font and a preload adjustable mono-shock system in the rear.
It is also equipped with twin 320 mm discs upfront and a 260 mm disc for the rear. The Benelli TNT600i rides on 17-inch wheels with 120 mm tires in front and 180 mm tires in the rear by Pirelli. It has a pretty decent seat height of 800 mm, which should make most average height riders be able to plant their feet on the ground, and it has a wet weight of 223 kg which is still manageable especially for an inline-four big bike.
It comes also equipped with full-LED lighting for both the front and rear, and a full-color TFT display for the dash giving you all the necessary information including speed, tachometer, fuel, and gear indicator.
While the TNT600i is being offered in three different tiers of spec range, here in the Philippines, it is currently being offered in one variant and is priced at P438,000 which is not so much of a reach considering its powertrain and features you get. Benelli is still a relatively new brand here in the Philippines but it’s already widely known in Europe as among the premier Italian motorcycle brands like Laverda, Moto Guzzi, and MV Agusta, that all have such a rich history. Now, Benelli Philippines is offering some very attractive introductory low-down payment and monthly installment schemes to make it even easier for everyone to own the TNT600i.