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.