The Benelli Sei 900 — Classic Italian Motorcycles — Motorcycle Classics

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Benelli 900 Sei

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Top speed: 120mph

Weight  549lb (249kg)

Wheelbase: (1,422mm)

Width:  25.75in

1/4 mile, sec/mph:  13.3/99.8


Price then  $5,406

Benelli 900 Sei
Benelli 900 Sei

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The Benelli Sei 900 got its start as the Benelli Sei 750 is Italian for “six”), which was unveiled in the fall of 1972 and was the production 6-cylinder motorcycle in the Delays and setbacks put the launch off 1974, and the new model carried an of $3,995. That’s roughly in today’s money, but Italian and cycles weren’t — and still — purchased for their bargain tag.

While the design of the engine on the Sei 750 closely mimicked Honda’s its two extra pots set it apart everything else. The inline-six 747cc and was fed by three 29mm carbs, as the obstacle of synchronizing six pushed the designers to this friendly arrangement. A 5-speed sent the 75hp to the rear via a single drive chain.

A 6-into-6 exhaust was unique, and the emanating from the chrome was something else. A tubular frame carried the load, and a half-tank of fuel the Benelli Sei the scales at just over 500

Styling was subdued once you got the exhaust, with a saddle was fairly thin and square to some of the more sumptuous on the Japanese units. A pair of brakes up front and a drum at the did a decent job of slowing the Sei. reviews complained of poor and switchgear, although some was to be expected on an Italian bike.

After a few years of middling the Sei 750 was upgraded for 1979 to 906cc and the was pared back to a 6-into-2 The Benelli Sei 900 gained little than five ponies the Sei 750. A unique duplex chain was added, wire were replaced with Campagnolo rims and a rear brake replaced the former unit.

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The Benelli Sei 900 gained a sidestand, along a safety feature requiring the be in the “up” position before the would engage. The 1983 sold for $5,400, and compared to the year 1982 Kawasaki which listed at $6,260, it have seemed like a for a 6-cylinder motorcycle. Built and in small numbers, it stayed in until 1987. MC

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