2008 Benelli Tre1130K Review —

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Benelli Tornado Limited Edition

Another, slightly different of the Tre K, the Amazonas, is also available.

The Amazonas toes the line of bike with its spoke (19-inch front and 17-inch narrow off-roadie tires front, 150/70 rear), and front brake rotors. The Tre K we tested spins Brembo cast-aluminum wheels (with traditional rotors) rolling on tread D616 rubber Dunlop (120/70 front, rear). Otherwise, the bikes are copies of one another.

And perhaps isn�t too strong a word in Benelli�s current U.S.

All seven models on offer Benelli share the same steel-tube trellis style mated to a stout aluminum that serves as an engine and swingarm pivot point. An but swoopy cast-aluminum piece up the subframe; the swingarm, like the frame, is a steel-tube trellis unit sporting large rather conspicuous!) eccentric chain adjusters. Although the chassis design hasn�t in at least five years, still easy to appreciate how minimalist and artful the thing is.

and share alike continues in the department. All models use the same powerplant: a 1,130cc (88 x 62mm) fuel-injected (Dellorto 50mm 4-valve-per-cylinder, DOHC, cassette-type in-line Triple.

The fully faired Tornado sportbike we tested last is the fire-breather of the bunch, boasting a 161 hp and 91.5 ft-lbs, while the Tre K run a milder state of tune, 123 hp and 85 ft-lbs. Other models somewhere in between the Tre K and Tornado�s figures.

Dyno time for the Tre � of our good pal Carry Andrew of � resulted in a rear-wheel figure of hp at 9,000 rpm (redline is 9,500). But important to all us folks in the work-a-day is the hearty peak torque of ft-lbs at a lowly 4,700-ish Furthermore, the big Triple pumps out 90% ft-lbs) of peak torque at a tick over 3,000 and maintains around that percentage for roughly 4,000 rpm peak.

Put a hitch on that we�re pullin� the family

Though the Tre is a fairly straightforward it does have a little up its sleeve. On the lower-left portion of the panel is a push button Power Control. This is answer to the growing popularity of traction control.

Not unlike the behind Suzuki�s S-DMS, Control is claimed to cut power the rev range by approximately 20% and subsequently fuel economy by 10-20%. The here is that you might to limit some of that torque in less-than-ideal situations, rain or low-traction surfaces. dyno runs with Control activated showed to a 10% rather than a 20% power

A bit gimmicky? Maybe, but dyno aside, clutch-assisted 1st gear didn�t happen as easily as full power was available. So it Power Control is doin�

Firing up the 1,130cc Triple in a forceful, racy exhaust Exhaust gases traveling in the system must first through an ECU-controlled �butterfly� valve in the collector before the under-seat canister that�s by a trick-looking LED split taillight. For an �boost of performance,� the exhaust opens fully at 3,800rpm, as do a of �flaps� in the airbox, for a freer and flowing engine, according to

But none of that matters ya git �er warmed up!

Our Tre K test unit was cold-blooded most days but a couple miles of surface pace it was up to operating temp. response was crisp, and power in a predictable manner. The engine notable vibration in lower or when under load but in top-gear cruising speeds it out considerably. Still, at the end of a ride I had tingly hands and feets.

Some rubber mounts in the and pegs would do much to the vibes.

Also, there�s a amount of valve train when at idle or blipping the The first time I heard the I presumed a dry clutch was in operation. the clutch runs in an oil bath, and a effort is needed to squeeze the lever.

These nit picks there�s lots o� grunt out of that Triple, especially off the bottom.

Springy bits of a monstrous 50mm Marzocchi fork and a Sachs shock lists the OEM shock from Tech Damping Solutions). The provides for rebound damping and an easily accessed hand takes care of preload. the fork has no adjustments, but there�s 6 inches of travel front and

The Tre K offers a smooth freeway soaking up most bumps, yet seemed wallowy or overly Only the most aggressive dancing or exceptionally rough and pavement could upset the enough to create a little now and then. The wide, tapered bars provide good leverage, allowing a rider to the Tre through the tight stuff briskly.

Benelli Tornado Limited Edition

The gravel-road-ready D616 tire never suffered for lack of but don�t expect the front end to be heaps of feel like a sportbike might.

Braking is the of a pair of 4-piston Brembo pinching 320mm floating a 2-piston Brembo caliper a 240mm rear disc. not superbike-spec racing brake power and feel were to haul the 486 lbs claimed wet-weight in from speed. But we wouldn�t any less from one of the best makers in the business.

My average-size male frame was quite on the Benelli, its rider triangle as ideal as I�ve experienced on any bike.

Reach to the bars is and the narrow-waisted seat-tank junction in part, to the shape of the seat and instills confidence when footing from the 30.9-inch Speaking of the saddle, though it painfully thin, its firm density was surprisingly comfortable. distance is roomy but daddy-long-legs might find the fit tighter I did.

The footpegs could be wider, or at longer, and their rubber-covered was a skosh slippery at times.

The windscreen is a little smaller I�d prefer but it is manually adjustable to positions over a range of an inch or so. Twist a small one at each side at the base of the and slip it into place. The or most forward, setting to create a little too much so I usually kept it in the lowest for best results. Really, the whole windscreen could be to reduce buffeting felt at position.

The mirrors, like the of the bike, have appealing but their best features are the integrated turn signals. they offer an okay if not view, and are easily adjusted.

The cluster is robust with Some of the LCD panel�s numbers are a bit on the side, and toggling through the odo, lap timer, etc, is but intuitive, especially since the start button doubles as the toggle/reset switch. I often myself inadvertently starting the lap when all I really wanted to do was out the tripmeter.

But the centrally located white-faced is easy to see at a glance, as is the large digital speed readout.

if the Tre K had an engine made from sharp cheddar, rendering the useless as a form of transport, still draw a crowd. The saving grace is its eye-catching Sure, power and torque are but the Tre K certainly has competitors (Triumph�s 1050) capable of at least engine performance as well as prowess.

But anyone willing to down $14,799 (largely the of low-volume annual production) for the likely isn�t buying bike for sheer performance.


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