The Tornado 300 is Benelli’s new easy, compact and dynamic fully-faired bike, capable of delivering amazing thrills. A sports bike designed for maximum fun on the road, designed to appeal to those who want to enter the world of fully-faired bikes for the first time and built to intercept the trends of the global motorbike market.
Powered by a 300 cc, four-stroke, parallel twin-cylinder engine with double overhead camshaft timing and eight valves, an evolution of the in-line two-cylinder already featured in the 302S and 302R, it offers a power output of 35 hp (26 kW) at 11,000 rpm and torque of 27 Nm (2,75 kgm) at 9,000 rpm. It has wet-sump lubrication, wet clutch, and a six-speed gearbox with final chain drive.
The Tornado 300 has a classic steel tube trellis frame able to guarantee maximum agility and handling on the road. The suspensions feature an upside-down fork with 41mm diameter legs at the front end and adjustable rebound damping and 120mm travel. At the rear there is a swinging arm with spring preload adjustable central monoshock, with a 147mm travel.
The 17" aluminium alloy rims mount a 110/70 tyre on the front and 150/60 at the rear. Also worthy of note is the generous tank capacity for a motorcycle of this kind, holding 14 litres of fuel. The brakes are equipped with a 260-millimetre diameter semi-floating double disc, with four-piston calliper on the front wheel, while at the rear there is a 240-millimetre diameter disc with a single-piston floating calliper. The bike is equipped with ABS.
The full-led headlamp unit on the Tornado 300 is able to offer maximum visibility in all conditions. The instrumentation features a 5-inch TFT colour display with remote control on the handlebars, which has Bluetooth for mobile phone connection enabling it to show incoming calls and notifications. In addition, by downloading an application to your mobile phone and connecting via wi-fi, you can turn the dashboard of your motorbike into a navigator. Also present is the TPMS function for tyre pressure monitoring. Moreover, this small sports bike is also equipped with a USB socket.
The Tornado 300 will be available at all Benelli dealers in the first months of 2024.
The price is yet to be determined.