The 2024 launch of Benelli’s Tornado Naked Twin 500 has created a buzz, promising an impressive biking experience with its powerful 500cc liquid-cooled engine generating 47.6 bhp and 46 Nm torque. Recently unveiled at the Milan Auto Show in Italy, this stylish ride boasts dual-color options, a muscular front design, and an elegant exhaust coupled with designer headlights.
While details about its Indian launch remain undisclosed, anticipation runs high for its global release followed by a potential introduction in India. The Tornado Naked Twin 500 flaunts boomerang-shaped DRLs with projector LEDs, alloy wheels paired with disc brakes, and a substantial fuel tank ideal for extended journeys.
Expected to rival bikes like the KTM 990 Duke, this street bike offers safety features such as an anti-lock braking system, 17-inch wheels, and a TFT console. With its swift acceleration capabilities and disc brakes on both front and rear tires, this bike aims to deliver a thrilling ride while ensuring safety on the road.
In comparison, the currently available Benelli TRK 502, housing a 500cc engine, delivers a mileage of 25 kmpl with a 6-speed manual transmission. Weighing 228 kg and equipped with a 20-liter fuel tank, the TRK 502 offers a comfortable riding experience with its 800 mm seat height, catering even to riders of shorter stature. Priced at Rs 5.84 lakh (ex-showroom) and available in one variant with four color options, the TRK 502 boasts a power output of 46.9 bhp and 46 Nm torque, making it a compelling choice for riders seeking a powerful and reliable bike with disc brakes for enhanced safety.