REVIEW: BENELLI TNT CAFE RACER

The design idea used for the development of the Café Racer was that of creating a TNT inspired by the racing bikes of the past, but with a series of unique, sophisticated details to make it modern and effective.

The result is a motorcycle with an extraordinary personality – a bike which simultaneously offers riding comfort and extreme performance thanks to its exceptional components: a higher and more protective windscreen for greater aerodynamic protection, lower clip-on handlebars in aluminium alloy, single seat bellypan and tailpiece to experience the thrills of riding a true racer alone, eccentric foot board adjustment system, carbon parts and seat support.

As with the design, the colour was also inspired by the past for an exceptional aesthetic impact and to make the Café Racer even more exclusive in the world gamma of the Streetfighters.


An important innovation in the motor: as in all of the TNT model year 2005 versions, The Café Racer offers the possibility of modifying motor functions by simply pressing a lighted button on the dash support. The engine control unit can be switched between free power and controlled power for better control of the motorcycle in poor traction conditions. This also guarantees a decrease in fuel consumption of 10-20% depending on driving style and on the road.

The free power configuration makes it possible to fully enjoy the torque features and motor power, while the controlled power configuration makes it possible to enjoy using the bike easily in the city, even on asphalt with poor traction, either alone or with a passenger, without stress.

 

The exclusive technical aspects are also seen in the exceptional cycle: this version sports a powerful 50 mm fork completely adjustable in compression, extension and spring preload, with a hardened surface to improve the sliding qualities which contribute to making the road holding solid and precise.
The back shock absorber body is in Ergal – light and unique in the world panorama; it is completely adjustable in extension and spring preload to offer a good level of performance constancy and to make riding safe in all asphalt conditions.

The attention given to the quest for lightness and performance is confirmed by the use of Marchesini rims in forged and machined aluminium alloy and the Brembo braking system which mounts a 4 piston radial calliper and a 320 mm diameter double disk at the front.


The TNT Café Racer is the result of a perfect blend of stylistic solutions and exclusive, sophisticated technique which come together to fully satisfy the performance levels which today’s motorcycle riders demand.

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

General information
Model: Benelli TnT Cafe Racer
Year: 2006
Category: Naked bike
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1130.00 ccm (68.95 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line three
Stroke: 4
Power: 135.44 HP (98.9 kW)) @ 9250 RPM
Torque: 117.00 Nm (11.9 kgf-m or 86.3 ft.lbs) @ 6750 RPM
Compression: 11.5:1
Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 62.0 mm (3.5 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Electronic injection with 1 injector per cylinder
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Single coil inductive discharge electronic ignition
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type
final drive:
Chain
Clutch: Wet clutch
Physical measures
Dry weight: 196.0 kg (432.1 pounds)
Seat height: 780 mm (30.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,419 mm (55.9 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Mixed solution. Front: ASD steel tube trellis, fastened with screws to boxed rear section, aluminium alloy castings Subframe: aluminium die-case Adjustable foot-rest
Front suspension: Marzocchi ´upside down´ fork diameter 50 mm, adjustable in compression and extension with spring pre-load
Rear suspension: ASD steel tube trellis swingarm with Extreme Technology single shock absorber with adjustable extension and spring pre-load
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/50-17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 240 mm (9.4 inches)
Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio: 0.6910 HP/kg

 

 

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