The 200 - 250cc street motorcycle segment is dominated by the KTM Duke 200. Ever since its launch, the Austrian brand has wiped out competition and has made way for new ones as well. One such rival is the upcoming Benelli TNT25, which will be the company's most affordable offering in India.
The Benelli TNT25 will compete against models such as the KTM Duke 200, which we will see in the comparison here, and with the Bajaj Pulsar NS200.
Let's take a look at how the Benelli TNT25 fairs against the the KTM Duke 200 in terms of pricing, design, engine specification, mileage, and features.
Benelli TNT 25: Rs. 1.90 lakh on-road (Delhi)
KTM Duke 200: Rs. 1.51 lakh on-road (Delhi)
Note: All Prices ~ on-road (Delhi)
The Benelli TNT25 is very similar looking to its older sibling, the TNT300, apart from the side mounted exhaust that the TNT25 features. The Motorcycle is made to be ridden on the street and hence the lack of full body fairing. The Benelli features sharp lines, minimalistic body work, and a tiny bikini fairing up front.
The KTM's design has remained unchanged since its launch, but it is still one of the best looking motorcycles in the country today. The KTM has almost no unwanted bodywork, and has an exhaust tucked under its belly.
The Benelli TNT25 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 28bhp and 21.6Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and returns a fuel efficiency of approximately 35km/l.
The KTM on the other hand is powered by a 200cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine that produces 25bhp and 19Nm of torque. The KTM Duke 200 comes with a 6-speed gearbox as well, and returns 35km/l. Both motorcycles are very similarly matched in terms of power output and efficiency.
On the features front, the Benelli TNT25 comes with a 17-litre fuel tank, upside down front forks, monoshock rear suspension, alloy wheels, disc brakes for the front and rear, and 150 section rear and 110 section front tyres.
The KTM Duke 200 is also similarly equipped with upside down front forks, monoshock rear suspension, alloy wheels, 110 front and 150 section rear tyres, dual discs, fully digital instrument cluster, and a 11-litre fuel tank.
The Benelli TNT 25 is a very worthy contender in this category, offering everything a rider would want - power, design, styling, and decent efficiency. It is a worthy buy as soon as it is launched. Where the KTM takes the edge is with its weight and styling. The Benelli weighs 159kgs while the KTM weighs just 136kgs. Also, the pricing is another crucial factor. A drawback with the KTM is its 11-litre fuel tank, which needs frequent refilling while the Benelli's 17-litre fuel tank will offer more range per fill.