2008 Benelli TNT 1130
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– 2008 Benelli TNT 1130
2008 Benelli TNT 1130
Original features, unique and exclusive design: Distinctive marks for the most enjoyable, fun and satisfyng naked-streetfighter bike
A blasting power supply with an impressive frame handling and agility that makes the TnT the easiest and simplest bike to ride
This is the definition of Trinitrotoluene, better known in its abbreviated form as TNT: a powerful but stable explosive that is insensitive to friction and jarring and needs a detonator to set it off.
Benelli admitted at the time it presented the new TNT – Naked/Cafe Racer that it aimed to combine the dynamic qualities of the Tornado 900 Tre supersports bike and the new three-cylinder 1130 cc engine developed by the firm. The result was to be the most explosive and powerful bike, but also the most enjoyable and exciting on the market.
But the bike also had to be a logical continuation of the Tornado range. It had to retain the latter’s unique character and style, an unmistakable Benelli trade mark.
The TNT’s first dynamic tests allow us to say right now that we have certainly achieved this.
The natural heir to the ’70s CafÃ© Racer, designed to burn up the road between traffic lights rather than travel long distances or cruise at high speeds, our Naked bike needed an engine that had lots of torque even at low speeds and was very flexible.
That’s what we were aiming for when we started developing the new engine.
By increasing the stroke of our sports engine, we were looking for good torque at low speeds but we also increased the power. Today we can safely say that we have created our first “Long Stroke” sports engine.
DEFINITION OF THE BENELLI TNT PROJECT
Four basic characteristics were identified at the moment of project definition.
1. Appeal and exclusivity of design to heighten owner pride.
2. Torque: the best in its category at low RPM to ensure superb out-of-the-bend performance and smooth handling on easier roads.
3. Making the TNT agile, to exploit the engine and the chassis’s superb potential on mixed-road routes and under any circumstances.
4. Excellent high speed stability for good motorcycle control on the motorway, allowing maintenance of high average speeds, albeit at the expense of aerodynamic comfort.
US SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Benelli TNT 1130
Price $15,499 MSRP
Colors Green, Red, and Yellow
Engine Type Liquid cooled in line triple, valve arrangement dohc 12 valve
Bore x Stroke 88 x 62 mm
Compression Ratio 11.2 : 1
Transmission 6 speed cassette type
Final Drive 525 x-ring chain, engine sprocket Z-16, chain sprocket Z-36.
Chassis Weight dry 438 lbs, weight wet 473 lbs
Rake 24.5 degrees, trail 4.13 inches
Wheel Base 55.87 inches
Seat Height 30.70 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gallons
Front 320mm dual floating disc with 4 piston Brembo calipers.
Rear 240mm fixed disc with 2 piston Brembo caliper.
Front 50mm inverted Marzocchi forks, w/ 4.72 inches travel
Rear Extreme Technology single shock with adjustable rebound damping and
adjustable spring pre-load w/ 4.72 inches travel
Torque 86 ft/lbs@6,750rpm. Quarter mile, 10.92 sec., 0-60mph 3.31 sec.,
0-100mph 6.01 sec.,0-120mph 10.92 sec
Fuel Mileage 32.56 mpg city / 33.7 highway.
Canada SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Benelli TNT 1130
MSRP: $0,000 CDN
Not Available in Canada
UK SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Benelli TNT 1130
MSRP: £8949 RRP + OTR
Engine 4 stroke, 3 cylinders in line, tilted forwards 15°, fitted with anti-vibration countershaft
Bore X Stroke 88 x 62 mm
Engine Displacement 1130 cc
Cooling System Liquid,with lateral double radiator, served by two electrofans
Oil Cooling System Radiator
Distribution Chain driven double head cam shaft with 4 valves per cylinder
Lubrication Wet sump
Max Power/rpm 101 kW at 9250 rpm
Max Torque/rpm 117 Nm at 6750 rpm
Caburation Electronic injection with 1 injector per cylinder
Ignition Single coil inductive discharge electronic ignition
Clutch Wet clutch
Gearbox 6-speed extractable
Transmission Straight toothed primary gear, chain driven secondary
Frame Mixed solution. Front: ASD steel tube trellis,
fastened to boxed rear section, aluminium alloy castings Subframe: aluminium die-cast
Suspension Front: Marzocchi 50 mm diameter “upside down” fork Rear: ASD steel tube trellis swingarm with
Extreme Technology single shock absorber with
adjustable rebound and spring pre-load
Wheels In gravity moulded aluminium alloy
front 3.5”, rear 6.00”
Tyres Tubeless, radial;
Front 120/70 x 17” – 120/65 x 17”;
Rear 190/50 x 17” – 200/50 x 17” – 180/55 x 17”
Front: twin floating disk, 320 mm diameter, with
4 piston caliper;
Rear: single disk, with twin piston caliper
Wheelbase 1419 mm
Dimension 2100 x 1050 x 790 mm (L x H x W)
Seat Height 780 mm
Dry Weight 199 kg
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