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Benelli Tornado Limited Edition (Italian version)


The carbon for the Tornado was born through the between Andrea Pretzler, composite expert and Adrian BENELLI’s designer.

The collaboration the resources and experience of GERG who are for there long term with high-profile companies as BMW, Audi, Porsche, and with the innovative Benelli company.

Following numerous calls and meetings the idea to a part which would styling, the necessity to tunnel air to the rear mounted radiator, providing a structural frame for the came about.

Andrea Pretzler had previously a conventional carbon frame for a but the requirements for the Benelli’s Tornado new challenges, both aesthetically (to the ideas of Benelli’s designer) as as retaining the same cross air-passage to the radiator, and structural

Following a brief styling programme in GERG, work on a three-dimensional model using software. With the restraints of the Tornado package a set of objectives laid down;

— Weight reduction existing frame

— plan profile over frame/bodywork

— Simplification of separate elements currently on the Tornado (Bodywork, Air tube to and bodywork) into one single fibre component

— to be eventually developed into a limited production version.

Benelli Tornado Limited Edition (Italian version)

The initial concept retained all the hard-points as the original frame. these points the three surfaces were developed. process required many in order to meet all technical with the emphasis placed on new opportunities. afterall no ohter has to address such criteria; so why it look conventional.

Upon at a final solution ‘on-screen’, surface data was converted into tool-path’s in order to the various mould parts.

In total the mould was constructed 9 parts, to create one seamless components using carbon kindly sponsored by SEAL, al based carbon fibre All the machined surfaces would finishing by hand in order to a quality surface finish on the part.

Upon completion the of the complicated part could

After 3 days and many of specially cut profiles the mould was up and placed in the autoclave under in order to remove air and permit the profiles to become one. removal from the mould, of all the mounting points, and hand of the surface could be carried

The final result is a unique sculpture that breaks whilst being stiffer, narrower, and conceptually simpler.

Benelli Tornado Limited Edition (Italian version)
Benelli Tornado Limited Edition (Italian version)
Benelli Tornado Limited Edition (Italian version)
Benelli Tornado Limited Edition (Italian version)
Benelli Tornado Limited Edition (Italian version)

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