2009 Benelli Cafe Racer Review — Motorcycle USA

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Benelli Cafe Racer 899
Benelli Cafe Racer 899

2009 Benelli Cafe Review

The Benelli TNT Café invokes the rebellious spirit of the counterculture that gave rise to the stripped-down racing motorcycles that speed and handling over the utilitarian styling.

Sitting on the is bound give you splinters. never the most comfortable but sometimes it’s nigh on to reach a conclusion. And I’m faced such a dilemma when the unique styling of Benelli’s TNT Racer.

Is it bulky and bitty? Or sophisticated? I just can’t Perhaps it’s both.

One is quite clear though, streetfighter is a pure joy to ride, you like the looks or not.

get the styling out of the way. It looks over complicated at first There’s a technical and mechanical to the bike, with its stocky, set shoulders and shimmering Mandarin Every where you look, a new or angle catches your from the kinked triple pipes to the tapered rear

It’s all so obviously, painstakingly

So I’d expected the ride to be equally The mere description of the bike, a Racer, conjures images of over a … bike, trying to avoid the windblast and to get comfortable. The Benelli’s as … as a with absolutely no wind But despite these warning a little red devil appeared by my and twisted my right wrist I eventually succumbed to the inevitable.

I triple figures of monstrous until my neck muscles with cramp and my eyes involuntarily in their sockets. And no, I’m not and yes, it was ridiculously huge

A thrilling ride, the TNT Cafe won’t lull you to sleep with such comforts as  practical wind

However, when you’re not like a loon possessed, the Racer is actually a pretty bike. Despite the bars low and outstretched, and the fairly long wheelbase, it feels like a fit.

No lower back and no undue pressure on the wrists. I’m not entirely convinced a day’s through a grey London would be anywhere near as However, I rode for two days in the of France, on toll roads, passes and villages and loved single minute. The 30.7-inch is firm but not wooden, and the riding feels surprisingly natural, like the mirrors.

They from either end of the handlebars and at just seem very, odd. But in no time at all, become part of the experience. The lock is pitiful though.

It the same restrictions that expect from a MotoGP or indeed anything that feet down, three turn shuffles. It’s all the instant you’ve lined up and open the throttle though the engine really is that

The Benelli motor has all the characteristics of a triple; low down grunt a fierce knock out punch and raspy baritones. The 1131cc, lump feels as brutal as the looks, to the extent that even a bit snatchy in the low revs. The can be said of the ‘Adventurous’ Tre K Amazonas, but the power delivery feels inappropriate on that bike, on the Racer it’s less and almost suits the bike’s nature.

Benelli Cafe Racer 899


And if you do need to the beast beneath you, a button designed to reduce the output below 5000 rpm for reasons (it should also fuel consumption when in the same rev range). The press would have you believe similar to Suzuki’s Drive Selector switch on the B-King and Superbikes, but in reality, that’s not the case.

Opt for subdued power on the B-King and the barely feels regal, do the on the Benelli and you’d be hard to notice a difference at all – on the bike I at least. (It is Italian remember.) But why such heady power The claimed 129 hp feels far too impressive to even if the option is there.

It some coaxing to get the belligerent into and out of turns, but once it won’t stray from its path.

The the Benelli Cafe Racer pours over into the The bike weighs a gnats under 440 lbs, so don’t a light brush of the ‘bars to an instant effect in dropping corners. But whilst it takes subtle persuading for the initial tip in, its becomes a distinct advantage it is leant over.

It holds a line like never going to let go and offers a deal of confidence, especially the weighted front end. Of that means chopping requires you to be masterful, but it’s good to remind yourself really the boss.

The Cafe suspension is equally compliant. The upside down Marzocchi are fully adjustable and the rear offers adjustable preload. But I no need to touch the standard settings at all. Even faced with the most downhill, slightly bumpy with a view that belief, my knee slider dug into the ground and the bike move an inch. No bouncing the backside, just a steady, grin-factor lean angle.

And hauling on the strong Brembo the front remains reassuringly too. That’s not to say you can’t the bike, but it’d need a amount of provoking.

I on the other hand, could do some provocation to persuade me off my And after reminiscing about fun fuelled trip, I’m finally to conclude that the TNT Café looks are as handsome as the ride all.

Benelli Cafe Racer 899
Benelli Cafe Racer 899

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