Now the interesting news is that Benelli which made it's debut recently is going to launch their 150cc motorcycle which they call TNT 15 in India. Benelli launched their series of motorcycle but they missed the 150cc class, which they launch soon. TNT 15 is a good looking motorcycle, its headlamp resembles to the one we have seen on KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390. The TNT 15 is a muscular naked motorcycle accompanied by 148cc air cooled single cylinder engine with 2-valve which produces estimated 16 Ps of power, now that is some interesting amount of power, though it is 1 Ps lesser than the recently launched 150cc motorcycle from Bajaj 'Pulsar AS150' but rest all 150cc produces lesser power than TNT 15. The bike is equipped with tubeless 90/90-17 profile tyre on front and 110/90-17 at rear, with disc brakes available on front wheels only.
Seems we are going to see an ingesting fight in the 150cc segment. With the launch of TNT 15, the naked Gixxer and FZ-S V2 will get a serious rival, though we can't say the same about Pulsar 150 and Apache 160 as they both don't want to change their designs but get refreshed. Although Pulsar 150 and Apache 160 are being sold in good numbers but the near future is going to be tough. We all know that Pulsar 150NS is coming soon and will continue selling along with older Pulsar 150. So let's see how TNT 15 makes its presence in this cruel 150cc segment with the presence of naked Gixxer, FZ-S V2 and the upcoming Pulsar 150NS. If Benelli is successful in pricing this 150cc beast competitively (between 85k-95k) and offers a good after sales service, this is going to be a hit.
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