Benelli Tornado 302-R pestered, launch in May 2017

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Benelli will soon launch a fully-faired version of the TNT 300, the Tornado 302R. In a new video released by Kuba Motor, a Turkish motorbike manufacturer that develops low-cost motorbikes for Turkey, the Benelli Tornado 302 is showcased, where the bike’s capabilities are depicted on track and public roads. You can watch the video herein to hear what the motor and exhaust sound like. The Benelli Tornado 302R is powered by a 300-cc, liquid-cooled vertical twin double overhead camshaft motor that makes 36 hp of power at 10,000 rpm and 27.4 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm which is mated to a six speed transmission. The bike sits on a trellis (or trestle) frame and the full fairing has the signature Benelli styling with dual head-lamps upfront. Alike to the TNT-300, the Benelli Tornado 302 carries a mix of red, white and grey paint scheme with the 302R livery on the fairing.

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The suspension setup comprises of 41mm inverted forks at the front, a monoshock at the rear, while braking duties are performed by dual 240 mm disc brakes upfront and a 240 mm disc at the rear. Metzeler tyres sized at 100/70 section for the front and a 150/70 section for the rear are also a part of the standard package with 17-inch alloy wheels. The Benelli Tornado 302R comes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), according to the firm’s official German website and this is probable to be a part of the package when launched in India. In addition, all motorbikes displacing 125-cc are required to have ABS as standard fitment from 2017, as per the Government regulations.