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Benelli Tornado Novocento Limited Edition

Benelli 650 Tornado



The Tornado 900 has Benelli back into the big but this Tornado is not the first to to wear that memorable Let us journey back through to the days when everything was ok in the and the first Tornado appeared.

the release of the latest Benelli Tornado limited edition, interest has been created, but magnificent piece of Italian wasn’t the first Benelli One must return to the heady of 1968, to witness the birth of the 650

Virtualy at the same time as its racing triumphs, the company into the big bike market. that big bikes in the ’60s 650 parallel twins (unlike when that is the size of the rockhopper), that is the direction Benelli followed.

As with the parallel twins, around the time, the Tornado didn’t try to the British competition (and who really blame them). a few of the Tornado’s engine components shared with the MotoBi single race engines, and the Tornado still used valves operated by pushrods and in other ways, the engine was far modern.

Benelli Tornado Novocento Limited Edition

To get away from the standard feature of engine oil leaks, the were horizontally split, and for strength, the crankshaft incorperated roller bearings. Also, the British examples, Signor (the Tornado engine preferred oversquare engine of 84 x 58mm.

This was an obvious in your at the long … gives torque furphy as the Tornado with mild camshafts and ports, still pulled a train from as little as rpm. However, despite the …, the engine was still to rev, and equipped with a pair of Dell’Orto 29mm the engine was able to unleash 57 horses at 7400rpm. As the MotoBi regularly went to 11,500rpm, were no problems with the valve train at the more revs.

The Tornado’s running gear was the fare of the day, incorperating the cradle, single backbone steel frame, Marzocchi and shocks. 18 inch alloy wheels kept the machine along, and the 230mm double shoe Grimeca front was utilised to pull the beast up, things got out of hand. Also, the was equipped with a Bosch system, rubber mounted to it from vibration.

At 210 kilograms the Tornado was no supermodel, but with 1420mm between the wheels, its was up there with the best of and one didn’t feel like were riding a vibrating anchor, thanks to the short engine, and could cruise at 130 with out self destructing or causing the rider to become friends with the local

But alas, being desigined at the end of the parellel twin reign, and the of the Honda 750 four, we can now see that chose the wrong road for the but thanks to the efforts of Peter god the latest Tornado is once making its presence felt.

Benelli Tornado Novocento Limited Edition

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