Video: 2017 Benelli Tornado 302R in full-on launch action.

Here’s a new video for the upcoming Benelli Tornado 30R2 released by the factory.


In it, the bike gets the usual light-stick treatment (there’s some cut-aways to a half-dressed woman, not entirely sure why) and then there’s some pretty decent track action on the bike that’s about to go on sale.




The Tornado 302R is pretty much a faired sibling to the TNT 300 apart from the higher-spec rear shock that now gets pre-load adjustment. The 41mm forks and chassis parts are the same as the TNT300 and twin cylinder, liquid-cooled motor stays the same at 36bhp and 25Nm of torque.


The bike gets 17 inch wheels with a 100/70 section Metzler on the front and 150/60 on the back. The brakes are twin-piston calipers on a pair of 260mm discs at the front and a single 240mm disc on the rear (an ABS system would also be on offer).


So that’s all good but the one thing we can’t get out of our heads is how much the overall look of the bike is old Honda CBR600 mixed in with new CBR250RR (the exhausts, for example). How about you?


Tony Carter

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