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Old 10-27-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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Benelli?

anyone have any thoughts on these bikes? im having a hard time finding out any info as far as stats and pricing goes. just wondeirng if you guys know anyone with any experience with them.

http://www.benelli.com.au/
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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Looks like they're all using the same 1130cc motors - I wonder if it's their design or if it was purchased from Kawasaki or some other manufacturer.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:20 AM   #3
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Benelli has been around for a while. Not sure if any are even coming to the US though. I've read about them in the Euro mags off and on.
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do a google search for benelli forums, there aren't a lot of those running around stateside, so info will be fairly scarce. cool bikes though.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:44 AM   #5
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Benelli is a new italian maker that recently came back to compete if the motorcycles bussines. They started making bikes again this year- I think- therefore, you will not find many people who own one.
I have seen one of their models and it kind of looks like a augusta brutalle and retails for about 17k... not cheap. they have an exotic an minimalist look like all other italian makers. I read a review of one of their bikes in motorcyclist mag, do a search to find out more.
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nice.. looks like a cross between a Buell and a yamaha V-max...
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Benelli has been in the motorcycle business since 1911

http://www.benelliclubgb.net/benelli-history.htm

I like this one.

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Looks like they're all using the same 1130cc motors - I wonder if it's their design or if it was purchased from Kawasaki or some other manufacturer.
How many Japanesse manufacturers make a 1130cc triple?
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They've been around for a long time, as noted by Gigolo. They were a small company building bikes more on the exotic end of the spectrum. They almost folded and recently got bought by a Chinese company that intends to keep the Italian heritage (Designers/Engineers/Etc will still be with the Italians).

At least, I THINK that's what I read. There was a big article on it in Motorcyclist or Cycle World magazine a year ago.
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I'm almost sure that someone told me that there was a dealer on the northside that had a or some Benelli's. They had one of their new radical looking naked bikes and it was around $20,000.
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They consistently finished mid to rear of the pack in World Superbike a few years back.
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They've been around for a long time, as noted by Gigolo. They were a small company building bikes more on the exotic end of the spectrum. They almost folded and recently got bought by a Chinese company that intends to keep the Italian heritage (Designers/Engineers/Etc will still be with the Italians).

At least, I THINK that's what I read. There was a big article on it in Motorcyclist or Cycle World magazine a year ago.
Yeah, read the same article and thats what I got out of it.
Hopefully they'll do what they say.
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Here is a TnT we saw at Deal's Gap...

Benelli?
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They consistently finished mid to rear of the pack in World Superbike a few years back.
To some street riders, that's not an issue, nor would it be the issue if they select a Benelli, or any exotic for that matter.
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To some street riders, that's not an issue, nor would it be the issue if they select a Benelli, or any exotic for that matter.

Obscure brand name and big price tag does not an exotic make.


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Here is a TnT we saw at Deal's Gap...

Benelli?
duude that thing saweeeeeet
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Obscure brand name and big price tag does not an exotic make.
You are correct,

But an obscure brand name, low production numbers, a big price tag, and a "Made in Italy" stamp to go along with the nice eye candy makes it very exotic.
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I love the retentive types who only park their "exotic" bikes with a pad under the kickstand (see pic). Who does this?
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I love the retentive types who only park their "exotic" bikes with a pad under the kickstand (see pic). Who does this?
Didn't you get the memo?

Road debry on the exposed faces of any contact surface (i.e. kickstands) is a deciding factor in the resale value of all Italian production machines.

There was an entire article about it in last months issue of Cavallino.

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