Category: Benelli

Lost in Translation: 1977 Benelli Sei 750 for Sale

Everything sounds beautiful and exotic when spoken in French or Italian, especially if you don’t understand the language. I mean, couldn’t Bidet be a luxury water-fountain manufacturer? And don’t Quattroporte and Benelli Sei just roll...

Succeeding with Excess: 1976 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

Succeeding with Excess: 1976 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

“If some is good, then more is better.” That pretty much sums up the philosophy in effect here. Benelli’s six-cylinder Sei wasn’t really faster than an equivalent four. It didn’t handle any better. And...

A Perfect Storm: 1975 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

A Perfect Storm: 1975 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

Built between 1968 and 1976, the Benelli Tornado 650S could be thought of the “Anti-Triumph.” While the basic pushrod 650cc, parallel-twin specifications suggest a bike superficially similar, it is very different in practice. Apparently,...

Nearly New: 1977 Benelli 500 Quattro for Sale

Nearly New: 1977 Benelli 500 Quattro for Sale

1970’s Benellis like this 500 Quattro fill an interesting niche in the vintage biking scene. Produced during the controversial DeTomaso era, when the Argentinian seemed to own just about every struggling exotic nameplate out...

The British Alternative: 1974 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

The British Alternative: 1974 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

Looking at the basic numbers, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Benelli Tornado 650S was simply a Triumph in sexy, Italian duds. But while the basic configuration matches bikes from the British manufacturers and...

Six Times the Fun: 1978 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

Six Times the Fun: 1978 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

With motorcycles, packaging is especially important: everything adds weight, and weight is the enemy of performance. In a car, an extra few pounds here or there may not mean much. On a bike, that...

1972 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

1972 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

While the name Benelli is now more likely associated with firearms outside the vintage biking scene, the company was founded in 1911 by matriarch Teresa as a way to keep her six sons steadily...

1979 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

1979 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

Benelli’s six-cylinder Sei, in either 750 or 900cc flavor is a very cool machine. Styling is disappointingly conservative and the handling basically average, but you really buy this bike for the glorious engine: it’s flexible,...

1963 Benelli 175 for Sale

1963 Benelli 175 for Sale

Another small-bore sporting machine from the same seller that brought us the Moto Morini Corsarino, same lack of real detail, same nice photos. These lightweight, economical bikes were designed to fill a similar niche...