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Posts by Category: Benelli

Benelli March 18, 2010 posted by

2008 Benelli Tornado Tre Carbon 0 Miles

Please welcome Ian with his first post as one of our newest authors to RSBFS. Welcome aboard Ian! -dc

2008 Benelli Tornado Tre Carbon with 0 miles!

Can the snow melt fast enough to head north of the border and load this Benelli Tornado up?  I have to be honest, I've never seen this model of Tornado before.  They are rare to begin with and this is apparently a special carbon version: 1 of 10. You might remember these bikes for being unique because they had the radiator under the tail and had fans at the rear to expel the heat.  They started life as 900's but this is the updated 1,130cc version.  The seller did not go into much detail on the bike  and specs seem to be non existent on the web.  He did list a dry clutch, Marchesini wheels and a Alcantara seat.  It would sure be worth an inquiry to find out some more on this bike and how it differs from the standard Tornado.  Maybe an email to the US distributor would be worthwhile.

Updated and improved, the Tornado 1130 is synonymous with excitement and enthusiasm. You only have to look at it to appreciate the attention paid to every detail: the unique, unmistakable design, the aerodynamic wrap-around lines and exceptional components. This bike offers sport performance and unbeatable excitement.  1130’s frame has been completely revised to meet the new power and torque characteristic of the engine, without losing any elements of the original Tornado project.  The rear radiator is one of the characterizing features of the Tornado. 50% of the weight is distributed to the front chassis of the bike in all riding conditions, the advantage being increased precision when riding and when entering bends. The shock absorber and links have benefited from recent racing experience too. The measurements have been slightly modified to make the frame easier to manage adapting it to the new increased power and torque values.

 

I won't even give an opinion on the price (because frankly I don't know)  but if you are in the market for a bike like this you generally aren't bargain shopping after all.   Check the bidding out on , he's even got the make an offer option and tell the Mrs. you are heading to Canada, eh.

-Ian

Benelli January 22, 2010 posted by

Third of three very rare vintage race bikes for sale on ebay

The last one is probably the most "famous" or well known (and definitely the most desirable and collectible) of the three - a :

A beautiful high end museum restoration by Kent Riches.

Any Italian motorcycle collector worth his weight in salt will know that a Benelli racer is one of the most desirable and sought after machines… A Benelli racer rarely makes it to the open market… They are usually passed around between collectors, friends and museums… Now is your opportunity to add a highly desirable brand to your Italian collection…

This classic racer has had a no-expense spared restoration to make this piece a true museum quality motorcycle.

Flawless paint, accurate decals and badging are just some of the fine detailed work.  Other features are…

Akront shouldered rims

Four leading shoe front drum brake

Marzocchi forks

Marzocchi rear shocks

Dellorto flat slide carbs

Melossi velocity stacks

Sexy Rob North pressure formed exhaust

Fiberglass fairing and bodywork

The motor is fresh and ready to run

Even without being an expert, I know almost any Benelli from the previous era is desirable and collectible.  With this being a 500cc GP racer, I am not surprised with the $18,000 Buy It Now price.  Regardless of if you are into the classics, how can you look at those curvy legs exhaust pipes and not fantasize about the beautiful howl from that engine?

phil

Benelli January 8, 2010 posted by

Update on Bay Area Collection For Sale

Here is an update from Rory on the remaining inventory in the collection -- with pictures!

Update 1.20.10: I got another update from Rory, and he tells me the RC45 and 888 are both sold now.

We've been a bit surprised by the great response through your site and been scrambling a bit to keep up with the inquiries. Invariably, people have been asking for details on bikes that we haven’t pulled out of storage to work on. And, as you already know, a real enthusiast from the East Coast struck a deal for 5 of the bikes, redirecting our focus for a time. A fellow drove up from LA on Christmas Eve to take the Ducati F1, and we have someone coming from Reno today to look at the Honda RC45.

We've at least rolled all the remaining bikes out to take photos and determine general condition and mileage. Anyone can contact us directly for more info.

Here is what is remaining as of January 5th:

’04 Benelli Tornado Tre - This bike has only 2 miles showing on the odometer and looks as though it has never been on the road.

’00 MV F4 - 426 miles The VIN# on this bike ends with 100000. While we can’t be absolutely sure, I spoke with someone at MV USA who believes that this probably the first F4 in the country.

’98 Ducati 916 SPS - 6059 miles. I’ve ridden this one around the block – great bike.

’93 Ducati 888 SPO - 2031 miles. Next on our list to get running.

’06 Yamaha R1 Rossi replica - 17 miles.

’06 Yamaha R1 Special Edition – 0 miles. No photo, but it’s the traditional Yamaha yellow and black paint scheme.

’99 Yamaha R7 OW02 - 3646 km.

’94 Honda RC45 - 3718 miles. Has two 1” diameter paint scuffs on side and rear panels but otherwise good shape. This bike is running now.

’72 Norton 810 Dunstall - 1983 miles. A very nice example and also now running.

Please contact Rory at vtauto@sbcglobal.net for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection. I'm still tempted to get a second mortgage and get a big trailer for most of them!

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