- Road Presence
- Dual Disc Up Front Work Great
- Certain Parts Feel Cheap
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Benelli Tornado 302R Overview
On the first look of Benelli Tornado 302R, you get a feeling that it resembles Bajaj Pulsar 220 or a more faired version of the 220. But look closely and your doubts will all be trashed. Based on the TNT300, the Tornado 302R is a full-faired motorcycle with the same engine as the TNT. The Tornado comes in dual-tone colours: White Rosso, Red Nero and Shilver Verde. The TNT just had a 300 cc motor but the sound produced was a gift to the ears and same is the case with the 302R.
Benelli Tornado 302R Engine & Transmission
The Tornado comes with the same engine as the TNT, that is, a 300 cc, In-line 2-cylinder (parallel twin), 4-stroke, water-cooled, 4 valves per cylinder with a Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) that produces 38.26 bhp of power at 11,500 rpm and 26.5 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm mated to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. The fairing on the bike is at in the front and becomes slim towards the rear of the bike, which gives it less drag.
Benelli Tornado 302R Mileage
Since the time the Tornado has entered the market, it is getting a great response from the customers. The mileage is a good 2 0kmpl with a fuel tank capacity of 14 L. The top speed sits at a good 170 kmph. Among its competitors like Yamaha YZF-R3, Kawasaki Ninja 300, etc., Tornado is the only one to get ABS as an option. The feel becomes sportier with the digital speedometer and analogue tachometer. The efficient braking system adds on to better stopping. Also, this bike is the only one in the segment to get dual discs up front.
Benelli Tornado 302R Performance and Handling
It takes around 8.34 seconds for the Tornado to reach a speed of 100 kmph and as mentioned before, the top speed of 170 kmph means that the bike can easily cruise at a speed of 110-120 kmph. The price tag of Rs. 3.48 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi) makes the bike a more-than-value-for-money product. The added weight due to the faring might be a little pinch while turning and cornering. The brakes at the front are 260 mm Double Floating Discs with 4 Pistons Calliper and for the rear, you get a 240 mm Single Disc with Floating Calliper Single Piston. This is an interesting product in the Indian market and considering the price, the product on offer is worth grabbing as fast as possible.