Tagged: Sei

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...

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...

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,...

1976 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

1976 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

I’m a huge fan of the Benelli Sei, warts and all: there just had to be a more elegant way to communicate vital information than that instrument panel… [see: below]  And, while I’d prefer...

1978 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

1978 Benelli 750 Sei for Sale

Six-cylinder bikes are not designed with practicality in mind: they’re expensive to engineer and manufacture, present significant packaging issues whether inline or vee engines, are often very thirsty, and difficult to maintain.  But as...

1977 Benelli 750 Sei For Sale

1977 Benelli 750 Sei For Sale

I have a soft spot for quirky Italian exotica: the weirder the better.  I mean, I’d love a bright yellow Ducati 750 Sport, but I can’t really imagine spending $35,000 to buy one, even...

Six Italians, Bennelli 900 Sei

Six Italians, Bennelli 900 Sei

1983 Bennelli 900 Sei for sale You may have guessed the Sei is six in Italian. While there have been six cylinders in a motorcycle before (Honda RC166), Bennelli was the first production 6 cylinder...