Benelli owner spends Rs 5 lakhs to make his bike look like Ducati Panigale
His bike after modification, has cost him in the region of Rs 8.5 lakhs.
Even as the underpinnings remain truly a Benelli TNT300 with same frame and suspension, all other body parts have been taken off a Ducati Panigale 899 transforming the Benelli TNT300 into an even more highly priced Ducati Panigale 899.
Ducati Panigale 899 is priced around INR 13 lakhs in Africa and the Benelli TNT 300 carries a price tag of INR 3.05 lakhs. This gaping price difference means that there are very few enthusiasts can afford the Ducati Panigale 899.
But what if someone is a diehard fan of the Panigale, but does not have the budget? Well, the answer is in the image you see. Modification specialists in Vietnam have made sure that this diehard fan of Ducati is not left unimpressed with their latest mod-job. They have successfully transformed a Benelli 300 into a Ducati Panigale, as far as looks are concerned.
This replica is purely aesthetic with mechanics remaining unchanged. Benelli TNT 300 gets a makeover with fairing, headlamps, tank and all other body parts borrowed from the Ducati Panigale 899. Each part perfectly blends into the design creating a whole new image for the Benelli TNT 300 and thus creating a Ducati Panigale 899 replica.
While looking identical to Ducati Panigale 899, the engine stays unchanged and it continues to draw power from its 300cc, twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine offering 38 bhp power at 11,500 rpm and 26.5 Nm torque at 10,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.
Engine seen on the Ducati Panigale 899 is significantly more powerful than that powering the Benelli TNT 300. This 899cc, twin cylinder, V Twin engine commands peak power of 146 bhp at 10,750 rpm and peak torque of 99 Nm at 9,000 rpm.