Tagged: Six Cylinder

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...

Sexy Six: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

Sexy Six: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

In an era when a 750 was still considered a “big” bike, Honda’s six-cylinder, 1047cc CBX was very much a monument to excess. It was complex, expensive, wasn’t especially fast, and was too heavy...

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 Appeal: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

Six Appeal: 1979 Honda CBX for Sale

One of my favorite double-take bikes, the Honda CBX can appear at first glance to be simply just another 1970’s motorcycle. But even out of the corner of your eye, something looks off. A...

Executive Express: 1982 Honda CBX for Sale

Executive Express: 1982 Honda CBX for Sale

I’ve written a number of times about Honda’s mighty CBX, with its straight-six and cascading wall of exhaust pipes. They’re glorious monuments to excess: relatively heavy, with too many cylinders, too many exhaust pipes,...

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 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

1979 Honda CBX Turbo for Sale?!

Honda’s CBX was always about excess, a bike designed to impress, to demonstrate Honda’s engineering excellence. It wasn’t about speed on the track, or back-road carving, or even touring. It was all about 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,...