With the Benelli TNT300s seems to take some amount of business away from Honda and Kawasaki, and it seems that Benelli will try to replicate that with what some insiders call the perfect motorcycle for Adventure bike enthusiasts.
The motorcycle will likely get most of its design features from the successful and popular Benelli Tre-K model range, but it would be powered by a completely newly developed 500cc parallel-twin engine.
According to our contact at Benelli, with the new 500cc adventure bike, Benelli would be capable to offer a more sensible line with the parallel twin as the smallest adventure bike and the inline-four Benelli BN600 GT as second choice and the Benelli Tre 1130 K and Tre 1130 K Amazonas at the top of the Adventure / Touring market. The new motorcycle is intended to be introduced in 2016, Benelli is also working on a more touring orientated TNT300. The new 500cc Benelli Adventure bike, like the Benelli TNT300s and the BN600 GT, is developed and designed in Italy and will be produced at the Benelli factories in China.