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Benelli Tornado 900 Tre Sportbike NZ Review

Benelli Tornado 900 Tre NZ 2002

Does the green-and-silver … styling and lithe the work of Benelli’s British Adrian Morton, camouflage a long on promise but short on Or has the work of the company’s dedicated RD permitted the Tornado’s go to match its show, so allowing the latest legend of Italian motorcycling to hit the running?

After becoming the person outside Benelli to the Tornado I can answer the question at Production started in mid-April assembly of the first batch of 150 high-end street versions more than $30,000. The version, at half the price, in September.

So does the bike The chance to find this out not at Benelli’s home base on Adriatic coast, but 1,642km on the other side of the Mediterranean. the distance factory tester Galasso and his mate Alessandro clocked up in 24 hours, riding Pesaro to Valencia to watch the round of the World Superbike in Spain.

But having proved the long-distance credentials by holding hard open for miles at in excess of 200kph, the Benelli duo at the Valencia circuit at midday on to find Goddard’s bike a Along the way they had stopped 11 to refuel the 19.5-litre tanks.

and I spent a race day Sunday aboard the latest subjects of his RD both still splattered flies from their long-distance commute to the SBK paddock. hours spent surfing the at high speed aboard the triples provided a taste of a that has the mark of turning out to be one of the rides of the decade. If Benelli can a way of manufacturing the bike in quantity to levels of quality and reliability retaining the unique appeal of the the company’s future in the face of a scooter market is assured.

Benelli has created a motorcycle no other, not even a Triumph, its in-line triple architecture But no Bloor bike ever or felt like the Tornado this is a Latin triple, with brio in Italy as the of passion. This is compared to the but also duller British-built which are more Japanese in without such a strong

Inevitably, you end up comparing the Benelli to the MV Agusta F4, not because it’s voluptuous and sensual from a standpoint, but also because of its level of performance.

The Tornado is the most soulful sounding I ever rode and that, I am is because of the fully homologated ready street legal guise.

It offers the dulcet yet wail at higher revs the 3-1 exhaust’s single silencer, by the meaty but muted roar the three 53mm Dell’Orto bodies in the airbox mounted in the part of the fuel shroud.

The 88 x 49.2 mm 12-valve dohc was set at a fast 2,000 rpm idle on bikes, but the Tornado pulled and strong from that low while singing the song of a triple.

Acceleration down low is the equivalent of a one-litre V-twin, less torque offset by a appetite for revs. This is in of the single gear-driven counterbalancer does its job in eliminating undue

At around 5500rpm, acceleration less meaty while the keeps pulling. When the hits the 7000rpm mark on the tacho, the Benelli takes off with vivid acceleration all the way to the at which Pierluigi Marconi peak power of 138bhp is at the crank.

If it wasn’t for that exhaust note which higher-pitched the harder you rev the bike, swear the Tornado was a 750 four. It had top end performance to a Kawasaki ZX-7R, a better pull from low Compared to the MV Agusta in stock F4S it seems much better low, only losing out at revs, even if there’s no in top end power en route to the soft-action rpm revlimiter.

Riding the Benelli to approaching its maximum potential you to work the sweet-action six-speed harder to keep it revving that seven grand threshold. It’s exactly the as riding a Ducati 748 compared to a more muscular 996 desmoquattro, on in the real world you don’t to change gear half as to keep up road speed. makes the smaller V-twin a satisfying road ride for ducatisti.

In real world road the triple is a delight because of the way it its performance. And the torque bottom end coupled with the progressive to the light-action clutch, makes it a bike to ride on tight, roads with lots of straights followed by hairpin However, when you first a leg over the Benelli you’re not at all you’re going to think

There’s no getting away the fact that the seat is really tall, thanks to the mounted under it and the twin fans in the tail.

This is about okay for a six-footer me, but anyone shorter will it hard to ride. Even I only tiptoe at traffic and it’s easier to hop off the Tornado and it back and forth when a three-point turn. What’s though the triple engine is and compact thanks to the narrow block and offset chain-driven camshaft drive on this version, the bike feels between your legs.

is because of the ducting in the bodywork cool air back to the radiator. this isn’t bad enough to you moving about on the bike in it is noticeable and, coupled the high seat, makes the feel at rest. Designer Morton says he recognises the and has devised a way of lowering the seat on the Biposto two-seater version already working on.

However, this tall stance doesn’t make you as perched on top of the Benelli as you do on a Ducati

Benelli 900 Sei Sport
Benelli 900 Sei Sport

In spite of the width across the the triple seems slim and yet delivers much better to the rider at speed than the desmo V-twin or the four-cylinder MV.

The Tornado bodywork has been restyled compared to the last it appeared in public a year The bodywork provides good at the 242kph I saw on the Madrid-Valencia autopista, the indented screen reducing noise as I tucked down it, resting my chest on the convenient rear section of the fuel shroud.

It was comfortable to ride at speed, much better a lot of other less user-friendly In terms of outright performance you to compare the Benelli to a 750 four than the hyperbike heavies the R1/’Blade/GSX-R1000. But in real world the 898cc triple is more capable of holding its own.

especially true when you to the twisty bits, where like Goddard’s racer, the excelled in the way it stopped, turned and on the exit. With topline suspension and Brembo brake installed on the composite chassis, employ tubular steel spars pegged and glued aluminium castings, and Gianluca proven expertise in charge of them out, this was no

It was unexpected to feel the Tornado so under heavy braking in of the high-up riding position means there’s lots of transfer. Even stopping high speed for a slow and braking hard over a surface didn’t send the snaking about or shaking the in my hands.

Thanks to Spain’s use of Euro-money in building better I couldn’t find a long, sweeper with bumps in it. insists that the Tornado’s high centre of gravity make it unstable round but he admits the MV is better at holding its round a long curve and at the power down when hard over.

The best I can pay the Pesaro package is that I feel it necessary to tighten the damper mounted across the forks’s upper triple I just left it on a pretty setting in order to keep the loosened up and responsive.

The Benelli from side to side well, though you have to harder at making it do so on the more MV.The way you can maintain improbable speeds on the Benelli along a country road is satisfying and surprising how fast you can go thanks to the tight, planted feel.

Goddard’s Benelli racer had an pick-up from the Italian EFI management system fitted to it. was unpleasant, but the British-developed Sagem fitted to the Tornado street — a development of the same used on the Triumph three-cylinder — has mapping which in a less pronounced response.

This is more user-friendly and have you spinning the rear when you get back on the throttle for the exit of a turn. Again, the has a nice engine pick-up low accompanied by that trademark exhaust note translating a more musical pitch as the mount.

The slimmer build of the Tornado bodywork reflects Goddard’s problems with clearance on the prototype racebike, and angular, the fuel tank The gas is actually carried in the rear of the ‘tank’ that extends under the seat above the

I didn’t get the chance to check out the of the Benelli’s ultra-distinctive triple-stack cluster, but Gianluca confirms it a wide spread of light a focused main beam allowed him and Alessandro to maintain a average speed at night.

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