After a slight delay, Benelli has released its 2011 TNT R160 streetfighter.
First unveiled at the 2010 EICMA Show, the 2011 Benelli TNT R160 is powered by an 1131cc three-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed transmission with a dry slipper clutch. Benelli claims 155.6 hp at 10,200 rpm and 88.5 ft-lb. at 8400rpm.
The chassis consists of a steel trestle and an aluminum cast structure at the swingarm pivot. The suspension system is comprised of a 50mm upside-down Marzocchi fork and a ZF Sachs rear shock. With a full 4.2 gallon tank (1 gallon reserve), the Benelli TNT R160 claims a weight of 474 pounds.
The five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels are equipped with twin 320mm discs and four-piston Brembo calipers up front and a 240mm dual-piston Brembo caliper at the rear.
Benelli will offer two color versions: white with a red frame or red with a matte grey titanium frame. The Benelli TNT R160 is now available in Italian dealerships. U.S. pricing and availability was not announced however.