Benelli TNT899 And TNT1130 Century Racer
Benelli TNT899 TNT 1130 Century Racer: the Century BIKE!
120 hp, more sporting attitude, upgrade the chassis, the most popular of the three cylinders of Pesaro again renewed in depth, with a version dedicated to the centenary. And for those who want more even more power is required in the 1130 Century Racer from 129 hp His name is Century Racer and is green colour is the emblem of the Benelli racing bikes that have made racing history with drivers such as Renzo Pasolini.
Also a brand that stands on the tank is the glorious sixties, underlining once again the continuity and the unique charm of an Italian story that gave fans a century of great emotion and motorcycles. TNT 899 likes for excellent power but never puts the rider in trouble (120 hp at 9,500 rpm), to adjust the torque throughout the rev range, with a peak of well 88 Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine is the compact three-cylinder, with distribution in double overhead cam and four valves per cylinder head, the power is in electronic fuel injection with three throttle bodies 53 mm DIA, the mapping has been revised and improved to obtain more smooth running and stretching experience for force and extension.
The sports transmission, precise and perfectly spaced for maximum performance on road and track, is a 6-speed, multi-disc clutch in oil bath. Like its modern design and original volumes balanced between front and rear, shape and details unique such as the compact tail and the winding around the exhaust manifolds, special finishes, such as the seat in Alcantara, a further touch of “Italian fashion” for a single model.
Optional features designed by Benelli Design staff could not miss the rear tail, for those who want to donate to his bike racing impression even stronger. The maniacal attention to detail is apparent even in bright yellow colour from the cylinder head valve cover and rear shock absorber spring, because the Benelli passion is in the details. But the Century Racer has not only aims to celebrate the centenary, but to offer a new driving experience.
For this reason the changes introduced by the technicians of Pesaro are various: you start with a thorough review of allowances of efficient frame complemented by a cast aluminium alloy, clear goal: more sporty, more fun! The component has not escaped the renewal here, then, the new Marzocchi Up-Side down front forks with big stems 50 mm DIA, guaranteeing maximum stability and efficiency throughout the excursion of 120 mm front suspension. completed with Brembo radial calipers and Braking wave discs of 320 mm DIA ( 240 mm at the rear). TNT 899 Century Racer is already available from the dealer network Benelli.
The 1130 version is proposed in the Century Racer, made on request for the most demanding enthusiasts in the same colour and elegant celebration that characterizes the pattern of lower displacement.
Change of course details for maximum power and torque, respectively, passing to 129 hp (88 kW) at 8500 rpm and 110 Nm (11.2 kgm) at 5250 rpm.
All work on the frame and the mapping of the eclectic and generous three-cylinder in-line have been extended to 1130, which can also count on another distinctive feature: mount, in fact, the same Front Fork as 899 version, but is fully adjustable: spring preload, hydraulic compression and rebound, and the black anodized finish is in line with the colour of the entire front end, moreover a fully adjustable ZF Sachs shock absorber is equipped, to make more effective the suspension and allow it to ground all 129 hp of the three in line.
The 1130 Century Racer is waiting for the fans of the brand and all the Benelli motorcycle dealer network.
Claudio Consonni Technical Press Director Benelli QJ srl
Editor’s Note. apologies for the dodgy grammar but it’s a direct copy of what was sent out. I could have published the Italian version which would have had better grammar but made even less sense to us.
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