Benelli 1130 Cafe Racer: Naked In New York — Motorcyclist Magazine Page 2

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Benelli Cafe Racer

… and the City Bikes | in New York

Pausing at Supermoto we picked up shop owner Joe Tortora, Monster owner Behun and two even more … bikes: a metallic-gold TNT Caf Racer and an azure-blue Bimota DB6 While the Caf Racer is stunning, the makes grown men drool Carrie on … and the City did Manolo Blahnik pumps (or we did when she wore them, for matter).

As we filled up with unleaded, an attendant marveled at the exquisite tubular swingarm and welds, which look something from a New York art exhibit. Meanwhile, the Benelli’s bodywork, triangular exhausts and side-mounted radiators appear to been transported back the future. For all its freshness and revolutionary however, the Caf Racer’s low clip-ons and stubby-tail stance (and 432-pound dry weight) reveal a DNA to genuine caf racers from the

It rides even better it looks, Tortora promised, so off we in search of roads capable of his theory. Unfortunately, clear are harder to find on Long than cheap real As we rolled along tree-lined streets, the ambient heat the riders to fan themselves desperately at too-long stoplight. To their not a single motorcycle overheated, at times I was about to.

The Bimota, despite being the expensive of the bunch, never how hot it was running because its instruments up and refused to provide so much as rank and serial number.

In the traffic grew worse. time we spotted a break in the a phalanx of SUVs cut across our If this kept up much I was gonna have to strip out of my and brave one of these Buttafuoco for a cold one. The stop-and-go did, however, give us a to appreciate each bike’s and in-town manners. Three of the sport massive Brembo front brake calipers, are more than enough for any rider’s needs.

The Benelli makes do with Brembos, which still solid speed-cutting prowess. In conditions, the $16,000 TNT Caf Racer is brilliant and brutal. Its clutch, and suspension work well at low though the 3-into-1 underseat threatens to deliver an order of and sour roasted plums to the at every opportunity. The 1130cc is mechanically noisy but offers charge under 4000 rpm powering from gap to gap in traffic is a

The Benelli also won the award for Stared At, hands-down.

The Bimota is no in the wow department, either, as the wasp-waisted shares the same minuscule and quick-revving, great-at-low-speed 1100 DS as the Ducati Hypermotard. It’s so and balanced, it feels like a giant dirtbike or a high-end noted former motocross Sean. The only problem is afraid to drop a bike costs more than cars.

At $29,400, the Delirio is far from But when the roads finally, opened up, I was hyped by its throbbing engine, as playful and eager as a retriever pup that’s spent all day up in an apartment. You could rock an worse comb-over than The and this ride would get you a hook-up in NYC.

When we Long Island’s most sportbike backroad-a long, stretch of sweepers-the Bimota so light and nimble, I couldn’t cornering foot-down like a racer. But then the cost of little blue devil back into my conscious and I I’d be more comfortable on a bit more pedestrian.

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