Benelli BN 302: The Italian Beauty

BN 302 is also known as TNT 300 in some Asia Pacific region

For the past 100 years, Benelli is here in this automotive world with various groundbreaking, magnificent models. All their offerings are well renowned for their styling and performance. Above all, they are Italian and that has made them to be one of the most demanding motorcycle in the World. BN 302 is an entry level street fighter from Benelli, which bears the real heart of an Italian. It is one such bike which satisfies all kinds of riders, from beginners to the experienced ones.



Design


Benelli has incorporated a stylish and at the same time an aggressive touring weapon within a small two wheeler. It bears all the essence of a true Benelli, even from its very first look. Like its naked Sibling BN 600 I, the aggressive headlamp steels the first glance. The small visor covering the instrument panel is stylish. Being a small bike, it doesn't lacks any premium feel. From head to tail, bike looks meatier and bolder. In many angles it looks like a miniature version of 600-i. Like its unique styling, build quality is another one big factor make this bike more desirable. They are exceptionally good at their quality standards, and BN 302 is finest example for that. The usage of high quality parts made this bike bit expensive from other alternatives in this segment.

Benelli Bn 302 Green

Engine


BN 302 is powered by 300cc, liquid-cooled, vertical, twin-cylinder engine. The engine shares many design features from the 600cc engine of BN 600. It churns out 28 kW of maximum power @ 10000 rpm and a peak torque of 27.4 Nm @ 9000 rpm. It uses race spec NGK CR8E spark plugs for maximum output. Engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox, which transmits the power to the rear wheels using a chain drive. BN 302 has a under body exhaust system with catalytic converter and oxygen sensors with Euro 3 certification.

Chassis


Steel Trellis frame constitute the main chassis of this bike made from steel tubes. In some variants, this frame work is red painted to give an aggressive, sturdy looks. The suspension system of this bike consists of rear swing arm with lateral shock absorber at the rear with a travel of 46 mm and USD forks are used at the front with a travel of 135 mm. The rear suspension consists of hydraulic brake and spring pre-load adjustment for further advancement. Disc brakes at both the end enhances the braking force of BN 302. Double floating 260 mm disc with 4 piston caliper at the front and 240 mm disc with double piston caliper at the rear provides a good stopping force for the bike.

Benelli Bn 302 White

Features

To increase the comfort level, a narrow waist-plush saddle with a wide handlebar is used. It will make long distance commuting more comfortable. Seats are made of fine stitching and a touch of leathery feel. Apart from this, radiator cowl, rear LED light, semi-digital instrument console, beefy Pirelli tyres and some simple graphics works make this motorcycle even beautiful.

Conclusion

This particular two-wheeler satisfies the touring as well as real track day experience for the petrol heads. This entry level naked street bike is worth the money. The riding experience of this bike is truly amazing. The BN 302 rewards its rider with Benelli suspension, exceptional clutch control, growling four valve DOHC inline two cylinder engine and comfortable ergonomic layout for a superb ride and confidence-inspiring handling. In short it can be described as Stylish,Fun and Fast Italian Beauty.
Last updated on 04-01-2017. Published on 04-01-2017. Written by .
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