Kawasaki India launched the BS6 version of the Z900 superbike in the Indian market a few days back. The company has replaced the Z800 with this new powerful Z900. The bike gets a new engine and new chassis while shedding a lot of weight. The Benelli TNT 600i, on the other hand, was showcased at the EICMA 2019. The India-spec model has been launched in China this year. The bike will be launched in the Indian market in October this year. We have compared the two superbikes Kawasaki Z900 and Benelli TNT 600i to find out what each offers in terms of price, features, dimensions, engine specification, and color options.
BS6 Kawasaki Z900 vs Benelli TNT 600i: Price in India
The new Kawasaki Z900 has been launched at a price tag of Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike is Rs 29000 pricier than its BS4 counterpart. While the India-spec Benelli TNT 600i has been launched at Rs 5.06 lakh (ex-showroom) in China.
BS6 Kawasaki Z900 vs Benelli TNT 600i: Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the BS6 Benelli TNT 600i is longer and taller than Kawasaki Z900. The former is 2160 mm long and 1180 mm tall while the latter is 2070 mm long and 1080 mm tall. As for the width, Kawasaki Z900 is wider than the BS6 Benelli TNT 600i. The wheelbase and ground clearance of the Kawasaki Z900 are 1455 mm and 145 mm respectively while Benelli TNT 600i has a wheelbase of 1480 mm along with a ground clearance of 150 mm
BS6 Kawasaki Z900 vs Benelli TNT 600i: Features
The BS6 Kawasaki Z900 gets an LED headlamp upfront and an LED tail-light at the rear. The bike gets a new 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. Furthermore, the bike can also be paired with the smartphone via the brand’s ‘Rideology’ feature.
On the other hand, the BS6 Benelli 600i features an LED headlamp along with LED DRLs at the front along with an LED tail-light at the rear end. Instead of ‘TNT’ branding, there are ‘600’ decals on the fuel tank extensions. The tweaked rear cowl gives the bike a sporty look. It also gets a full-digital TFT color display. Apart from this, the bike features split seats, split rear grab rail, dual under-seat exhausts, single-piece handlebar, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Also, the bike does not get smartphone connectivity.
The Kawasaki Z900 comes with four riding modes namely Road, Rain, Manual, and Sport. There is no confirmation whether the Benelli TNT 600i gets any riding mode or not. Both the motorcycles come equipped with an engine kill switch.
The BS6 Kawasaki Z900 sits on a trellis high tensile steel frame while the BS6 Benelli TNT 600i sits on a steel trellis chassis. The suspension duties in the case of Kawasaki Z900 are taken care of by Inverted Fork With Rebound Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability upfront and Horizontal Back-link With Rebound Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability at the rear. As for the brakes, the bike gets a 300 mm dual disc at the front and a 250 mm disc at the rear. Talking about the BS6 Benelli TNT 600i, the suspension duties are taken care of by Inverted Front Telescopic Forks and Hydraulic Monoshock Absorber at the rear. The bike gets 320 mm Hydraulic Dual Disc brakes upfront with ABS and 260 mm Hydraulic Single Disc brake at the rear along with ABS.
BS6 Kawasaki Z900 vs Benelli TNT 600i: Engine Specifications
Kawasaki Z900 is powered by a 948cc engine while the Benelli TNT 600i draws its power from a 600cc engine. The main difference is in the power and torque figures of both the bikes. Kawasaki Z900 generates 123 bhp power at 9500 rpm and 98.6 Nm torque at 7700 rpm while the Benelli TNT 600i bells out 84 bhp power at 11500 rpm and 54.6 Nm torque at 10500 rpm. Both the bikes get a 6-speed transmission option. As for the mileage, Kawasaki Z900 gives a mileage of 15 kmpl (ARAI certified). The Benelli TNT 600i, on the other hand, gives an ARAI certified mileage of 19 kmpl.
BS6 Kawasaki Z900 vs Benelli TNT 600i: Color Options
Kawasaki Z900 is offered in two color options namely Metallic Graphite Grey and Candy Lime Green. While the Benelli TNT 600i gets a dual-tone finish, It is available in two color options namely White/Black and Green/Black