Benelli dealers have confirmed that customers cannot get their older TNT 600i superbikes equipped with the recent ABS addition. DSK Motowheels has silently introduced the TNT 600i equipped with a dual channel ABS system and the bikes will be available at dealerships from the end of this week. The bike has been priced at a premium of Rs. 30,000 over the older non-ABS variant. The price hike is justified as it brings in better braking performance.
Dealers say that the ABS kit is not available as a spare part to be retrofitted on older bikes. Also, to do so, apart from the ABS module, you would have to change the brake discs, brake lines, etc. which is a costly affair and could also interfere with the warranty. Not to forget that fixing the ABS module would not be possible at workshop level. Even alterations to supply power to the ABS module would be required.
The bike has been launched at a price tag of Rs. 7,05,500 (on-road Thane). The bike costs Rs. 6.53 lakh (on-road Pune).
Benelli TNT 600i is powered by a first-in-segment 600cc, in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 85.07 BHP of maximum power at 11,500rpm, while peak torque of 54.6 Nm is generated at 10,500rpm.