1975 Benelli Quatro

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This 1975 Benelli Quattro 4 might not be as Sexy as the Sei 6, but it does still provide you with four cylinders, Italian style and 100+ mph top speed. Not bad, but yes, 2 cylinders from sexy.

 

From the seller

Benelli Quattro born on August 1974 and sold in Pa. by Ron’s Speed and Custom Cycles on April 14, 1976 as noted on the original Pa. A title. Also noted by Ron’s Cycle sticker on tail section of motorcycle.

One of the early Benelli 4’s to land in the USA with the very rare drum front brake; I have heard maybe 5 total, also the rare early paint and stripe theme.

I received the Benelli about 6 years ago and had the 4 carbs rebuilt by a Guzzi mechanic, new carb rubbers and individual air cleaner pods, the original air box setup is here, good shape and goes with motorcycle. Oil and filter was changed, chain adjusted and lubed, new gel battery installed. The original seat goes with sale and is in nice shape.

I had the 4 exhaust pipes re chromed, they are rust perforation free, and are the original Silentium pipes as noted in the pictures, NOT aftermarket.

The front tire has good tread but checked, the back good tread and I didn’t notice any checking.

 

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The seller did the little things that make sure that this bike presents as well as it does. With the restriction that the EPA has put on business that do chrome work, it might have been a chore to find someone that would re-chrome the pipes. The other high point for me on this bike is the huge front drum brake. Disk may do a better job at stopping you, but the look of a drum brake adds to the Classic Sport look.

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Starts up easily under choke, takes a couple minutes to clear itself then runs smooth and transmission is smooth and shifts well up and down.

All electrical systems charge and are in order, this is a turn key bike and somewhat collectible.

The paint is very nice, also no dings or dents, inside of tank is clean. The wheels have some rust, but not bad, the front and rear fenders the chrome is very nice. The rest of the bike has some faded chrome and minor rust, headlight ears, turn signal stems?

The odometer works and shows 12787 kilometers which is 7945 miles, speedometer and tachometer work well as well as indicator lights. Bike rides and handles well.

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This 1975 Benelli Quattro may be 2 cylinders shy of the sexy six, but the numbers from the factory are nothing to kick out of the garage. 498cc from four cylinders with a 10.2:1 CR, fed by 4 Dell’orto’s are generating 45hp at 9400rpm. This is good enough to move this 462 lb bike to 107mph top speed. Sexy or short of sexy, not bad numbers. BB

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