1974 Benelli Tornado 650S

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Benelli Tornado 650 S

1974 Benelli Tornado

In the spring of 2000, I noticed a Benelli 650 for sale on eBay The bidding was less than so I entered the fray and came the winner. The seller’s location was in the cities” area on the Iowa-Illinois and the one-way airfare was slightly than shipping the bike So, I decided to fly out and ride it home despite the seller’s warnings vibration.

He picked me up at the airport, my money, and wished me good as I wobbled out of his driveway. Around the I stopped, whipped out my trusty and tightened the 60% of the rear wheel that were not yet broken. Oh

Riding on, the level of vibration was so that it actually made me that seller wasn’t A careful engine inspection several missing and loose mounts, with one completely from the frame. The local supplemented Leatherman with the wrenches and bolts.

With the (mostly) tight in the frame, with one broken mount, became very tolerable and I the four-state journey without In fact, the Benelli had impressed me its stoutness; it never failed to and hardly missed a beat.

Back at headquarters with the up on a lift, I welded the broken and went over things end to end, running up the usual receipt totals. All the rubber was along with the battery. of make-do repairs were to a higher standard, using original parts sourced at Cosmopolitan Motors in Hatboro, PA, was the Benelli importer back in the (how convenient!).

For reliability and longevity, I reshaped the and fit KN air filters to replace the open and re-jetted the carbs to suit. New shocks and quartz lighting The seat was re-foamed and re-covered by

Stainless steel spokes laced to the rear wheel. A O-ring chain was fitted, new sprockets to match. When the alternator rotor failed, a BMW was found to be a direct replacement.

Benelli Tornado 650 S

Was it it? The Benelli is a unique and interesting of the tried-and-true 650cc parallel-twin and the Italian influence in design and contrasts with its British For instance, the crankcases split making oil leaks the exception than the rule. The flywheels are light, so blipping the throttle a racy-rapid response but starting out a bit of clutch work.

The in-unit transmission has a very low 1 st followed by a huge jump in to 2 nd, with fifth gear as of an overdrive. The front brake is unique, being a two-sided featuring four shoes. The mufflers, gas tank, instruments and are all mounted on deep rubber There is an oil-level sight (very uncommon back and the back-up kickstarter is, oddly, horizontally .

But ‘the proof is in the pasta’, and the oversized starter button the motor smartly, giving results. The Lafranconi mufflers lovely music as you move enjoying the taut suspension. is admirable, and stability excellent.

The has been overbuilt in typical fashion, and while it may be a little it is also stout. The seating is natural and comfortable with the bars. At highway speeds, your feet back to the pegs gives a relaxed and good aerodynamic balance, and the will whisk you along, all day Iowa to Philly? Child’s

Ciao baby.


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