Italian-owned Benelli has released this video of their new Tornado 250, but they are expected to release a range of new models at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan starting Tuesday (November 17, 2015).
This official video of the Benelli Tornado naked TnT25 says it is “exclusive for Americas, Asia and Africa regions”. Australia is likely to be bundled in with the Asian market.
From the video, we know it will have a 250cc single-cylinder engine with 25 horsepower, a five-speed gearbox (hard to tell if it’s a 6 or 5 in the video), 240mm single petal brake discs, LED taillight, 800mm seat, 1370mm wheelbase and tyres 110/70 and 150/60 on 17-inch wheels.
We can also see that the instruments look fairly comprehensive for a small-capacity bike with an analogue tachometer and big LCD screen with lots of information.
The TnT25 will have a lot of competition in the sub-500 category at the Milan show with Ducati expected to unveil its 400cc version of the Scrambler, BMW’s G310 and possibly Yamaha’s naked R3.
But wait, there’s more coming from Benelli.
Italy’s longest-surviving motorcycle manufacturer will release a whole new line-up of Chinese-made models in Milan.
We believe they will be dropping the triple-cylinder engines in favour of singles, twins and fours.
Stay tuned next week for more exciting news from EICMA.