At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Benelli finally gave the public a glimpse at its new TnT 899 Cafe Racer, after teasing us with spy photos of the bike out testing. While this was our first opportunity to see the bike in person, it was also the first time that Benelli released the 2010 Benelli TnT 899 Cafe Racer’s technical specifications. With 120hp at the crank, the baby TnT packs some power, and it will need it if it wants to haul around the 454lbs (wet) motorcycle it’s attached to. Pictures and more after the jump.
Like the TnT 1130 Cafe Racer, the 899 features a in-line three-cylinder motor, with four valves per cylinder in DOHC arrangement. Compression will come to 12.5:1, which brings the bikes final power output to 120hp with 64.9lb•ft of torque. The Benelli TnT 899 Cafe Racer will carry 4.23 gallons of fuel, which will bring its curb weight up from 438lbs (199kg) to 454lbs (206kg).
The fit and finish is what you’d expect from Benelli, with the dash and radiator guards not exactly oozing the Italian styling the rest of the bike boasts. You’re either going to love the Cafe Racer look, which is a basic summation of the Benelli TnT in general. We happen to like the original lines more, but hey…that’s us. No word on price or delivery times in the US.
Photos: © 2009 Asphalt & Rubber