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STICK TO THE (Benelli Tre-K Amazonas)

to be something you’re not is bound to end in Faking it ’till you make it is all and good, but if you really lack special ingredient that you from the real-deal, it’ll eventually.

And in Benelli’s case, it take much to highlight the Tre-K Amazonas falls of being a true adventure

It all starts with packaging. a reason BMW’s R1200GS look as … as Benelli’s Amazonas. It’s built to a few knocks, a proper downpour and serious mileage.

The beautiful on the other hand, makes as much sense off road as Jimmy Choos on a hiking

I’m being harsh and, in there is a long list of between this ‘more Amazonas and the standard Tre-K (as as being more expensive). It has Excel rims instead of Brembos and the front wheel is 19 as opposed to the standard 17. The rear Tourance tyre is narrower and knobbly and the suspension is fully with longer travel for demanding sections.

It has wave discs of the same as the standard bike, the seat 60mm taller and it comes with hand protectors. Add in the Lamborghini yellow paint the matching yellow stripe on the and you’ve got yourself one off-road

Unfortunately, these changes to dragging a mattress behind a and calling it a motor-home. I ventured off the track and attempted to climb a rock strewn hill. Not off-roading I know, but a mini all the same. Standing on the rubberized the soles of my boots not only continuously, but the surface area wasn’t big enough for me to feel

And no, my feet aren’t that For a bike with off-road this small but significant proved a real hindrance.

On the bike is capable, but not without its The suspension is fairly stiff and that gives a sporty, focused feel, I suspect if you things, the bike could wallowing. I rode for hours, the heart of Belgium to Cap Du Blanc Nez on the coast, meaning countless due to the bike’s intense thirst.

But a heavy clutch and somewhat vibrations, stopping so frequently was a welcome opportunity to shake feeling back into my

Whilst the Amazonas looks slim against its adventure rivals, be it KTM’s 990 or BMW’s GS, it fails to be as successful.

The manually windscreen is angular and petite but really effective for prolonged when raised to the highest The upright riding position is enough, but think twice packing a pillion. A Kylie-sized will barely perch on the of a rear saddle, and anyone of substantial proportions had better a cab and meet you there.

Which probably be the best plan as the fuel injection on this was disappointingly snatchy and carrying a could result in a few paint-chipped

KTM’s 990 Adventure also from a similar snatchy but it seems confined to low speeds. The lurches with the tiniest movement whatever your Sometimes it feels like an on-off button as opposed to a throttle.

Being extra smooth helps matters, but for riding off I’d really rather not have a that staggers about a Friday night reveller.

The triple kicks out 106bhp at rpm but there is an option to alter the delivery. Pressing a button on the is supposed to reduce the power in the but after measuring the bike on a the difference was actually only 0.5 bhp – at revs. So that’ll be why I rode in, button out, for miles, and to notice a difference!

The engine is in other areas though. It like a swarm of angry bees colliding mid air and feels as aggressive.

Benelli Tre 1130 K Amazonas

The raw, almost two-… makes the ride involving and but the pay off is the vibrations that numb fingers and irritate your

The Amazonas looks so stylish, but immediately obvious that it stand up against its better in any kind of off-road test. You cross deserts on one of these, but again, how many GS owners taken their bikes anything remotely desert-like?

the Amazonas can find a market on like the Triumph Tiger its sports bike heritage and its rarity will bring it kudos. Adventure sport is a market, so you can see why Benelli thought would be a good idea – I wish it had stuck to what good at.

FACTS AT A GLANCE Model: Tre-K Amazonas, £8,199.

Three-cylinder, liquid cooled of 1130cc, producing 106bhp at and 71 ft lb at 7,000rpm.

Top speed: 130mph.

chain drive through gearbox.

Dry weight: 205kg.

height: 810mm.

Fuel 23.5 litres.


Benelli Tre 1130 K Amazonas
Benelli Tre 1130 K Amazonas
Benelli Tre 1130 K Amazonas
Benelli Tre 1130 K Amazonas

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