2007 Benelli Tre 1130 K First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2007 Benelli Tre 1130 K Ride

MCUSA is once entering a foreign exchange of sorts with our buddies at the UK’s

Motor Cycle    Seems that a Vulcan 900 test across the pond is as as a Benelli test over so we pulled an international swap. As for plans for America, we’ll you that story in the near

The three-cylinder Benelli Tre 1130 K our cohorts overseas at Motor News so much that judged it as Benelli’s finest.


It’s not the fastest or the but the new Tre-K is without doubt the Benelli yet.

The Tre-K is take on the do-anything, go-anywhere bike. With its comfy position, punchy triple-cylinder and fine handling chassis, the is as at home trundling along the down to the south of France as it is down the mountain roads you get there.

But, Benelli’s surely not?

Since the of Benelli in 2002, the Italian makers have been known for their performance the clinically insane TnT super and the Tornado, which they in World Superbike. So, with focused, single-minded machines in stable, why is this jack-of-all-trades the best Benelli yet?

up until now Benelli has struggled. The 900cc Tornado never ran when it was first released, and it lacked the power to keep up its rivals when they sorted it. The TnT had all sorts of quality issues making this a motorcycle too. But now, with cash from its new owners and with new management in they’ve finally produced a that does exactly it’s been designed to do.

It doesn’t just do everything it does it brilliantly.

The great about the Tre-K is just so how it is to get on with. Sometimes Italian are described as ‘quirky’ or ‘full of when you have to make for them not working properly, but the is thankfully the opposite as feels a well-sorted Japanese machine.

The Tre K has a three-way manually adjustable Neeves was also impressed the placement of the high, wide that complement the natural position.

The riding position is natural. High, wide are placed just where you them to be, the sculptured seat is and the low-set footpegs give legs the sort of stretched-out that budget airline would kill for. The 21-litre (5.5 gal) tank tapers in at the bottom so are only a few inches apart riding, giving you a good of control.

A three-way manually screen helps direct the windblast on motorway cruises. luggage and a sat-nav system also be available.

Although the upside Marzocchi forks and Technology rear shock fully adjustable) scream they are of course set supple for everyday riding but still good enough damping to prevent the Tre-K from like Zebedee ( a character in the BBC program The Magic Roundabout ) a drinking problem. Twin Brembo calipers offer up of feel and decent stopping for the bike’s claimed dry weight of 452 Around town, a generous lock makes three-point easy.

How easy the Tre-K is to ride was beautifully when we rode it on the stretch of road as a tuned, TnT ‘special’ a few hours before. The predictable user-friendly nature of the and big wide bars made it to deal with the constant, switchbacks on the coast road Riccione and Pesaro, just the road from Benelli’s If you were able to race on both of these bikes, the ironically, would win hands

Like the Multistrada, BMW R1200GS and Ulysses, the Tre-K comes dual-purpose tires, in this Dunlop D270s. Although do give good grip and up quickly, they can be provoked to let go It’s doubtful you’re to take the Benelli off-road exhaust running beneath the and tire-hugging front mudguard prevent any serious mud-plugging so you’re best off just some road sports

The Tre-K’s structure is made up of steel tubes of the frame and joined by an aluminum casting. A inverted fork is set at a moderately 25-degree rake angle 4.29 inches of trail.

Okay, so the Tre-K is plush, and comfortable, and on a tight, twisty, road is easier to chuck than a sportsbike. But you could say this about any of Benelli’s on their day. What the Tre-K really stand out is its three-cylinder engine; it turns could be perceived as a pretty motorcycle on paper into a 3-D, cinema surround Technicolor experience.

When you to be pottering around town or through traffic, the Tre-K’s purrs along and is nice and Throttle response is smooth and plenty of grunt at low revs to the gearbox obsolete if you just sticking it in sixth all day and cruise

When you want to get a move on, the motor rewards not just a guttural growl through its and a howl through the underseat when you twist the throttle, it the Tre-K get a serious shift on, The engine’s character is similar to of the new 1100 Multistrada in terms of how it its low- and mid-range power, torque peaking at 6,250 rpm 85 lb-ft of claimed twist.

But the mute-sounding Ducati disappointingly way short of delivering any top-end to speak of, the Tre-K carries on and harder, stronger and louder. And the an alleged 123 horsepower at 9,000 is 10 times more exciting.

delivery is not brutal, though, and one of the pleasures of riding a bike this — you don’t to have your arms off under acceleration at every The Tre-K is fast ‘n’ not vicious ‘n’ scary a super …. What you get is a progressive spread of power and a soul-stirring Italian soundtrack tickover all the way to the 9,500-rpm redline doesn’t leave you wanting

Gearing in the higher ratios are so the engine purrs on the motorway.

The switchbacks on the coast road Riccione and Pesaro, just the road from Benelli’s provided Neeves solid grounds where he discovered how the Tre-K is to ride.

What you get the Benelli is a practical, user-friendly brought to life by a huge of Italian charm, speed and

The £8349 Tre-K is the natural to Ducati’s new £7750 Multistrada the new £7049 Triumph Tiger, the BMW R1200GS and the £8195 Buell That’s not cheap, but you do get a lot of machine for money, not to mention the added factor.

Not only is the Tre-K styled, quality components are throughout, from its Brembo and brake calipers to the Marzocchi and Extreme Technology rear braided-steel brake hoses, sculptured bodywork and tubular chassis.

Now, it’s to say that for some owners with a Benelli over the few years could’ve been with disappointment. Some have been unreliable, and hold of spares difficult. little wonder, really, the factory has been going financial problems resulting in its for a whole eight months year.

But all the signs are that things now changed for the better. With the new money and a new management structure, the firm seems to be back on They are addressing the spares are working hard to consolidate a UK network, and most importantly their bikes more by sourcing better quality and mechanical components.

They’re now engines in house to keep an eye on rather than buy them from an outside supplier.

more sporting motorcycles, the doesn’t punish its rider tooling about in town.

so confident of the Tre-K’s dependability one of their South American is doing a 9,000-mile trek Brazil next month to its reliability. The thought of breaking in one of Rio’s dangerous Favela doesn’t bear thinking so he’d better hope the old keeps on running.


ironic that the Tre-K is the bike to roll out of Benelli’s gates. I’m sure had rather it been one of their bikes, since Benelli and are inextricably linked, but I guess a question of timing. Benelli seems to have sorted out.

This is the first new to come from the resurgent and it’s very good.

The wonderful-sounding Tre-K can be practical and when you need it to be, but will let its hair down and boogie you’re in the mood too. nicely put together, looks the and is a deal more exciting its rivals.

Benelli Tre 1130 K

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 1130cc (88 x 12-valve, DOHC, inline Fuel injection. Six gears.

(claimed): 123 hp @ 9000 rpm

Torque 85 lb-ft @ 6250 rpm

Chassis: steel trellis/cast aluminium mix 50mm Marzocchi inverted fully adjustable. Extreme shock, fully adjustable.


Trail: 109mm inches)

Wheelbase: 1514mm inches)

Weight (claimed, 452 lbs

Fuel capacity: 5.55 gal

height: 31.9 inches

Brembo, 2 x 320mm front with four-piston radially calipers. 240mm rear with twin-piston caliper.

120/70 x 17 front; 180/55 x 17

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