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    Benelli Tornado 1970-1975

    In 1968 Benelli presented the 650 Tornado. A two-cylinder parallel pushrod twin. In keeping with the Italian approach, it then took a few more years before the machines came up for sale. At the beginning of the 650s, the two-cylinder pushrod concept was actually already outdated and buried. The Tornado had to compete with the brands and machines that when the XNUMX finally went on sale… had actually already toppled over. Read more

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    Motobi, a result of brother disputes

    Listening to 'die Mamma' is good. Every Italian man knows that. On the advice of Señora Benelli, the six Benelli brothers started their family business in Pesaro in 1911. Engineers Giuseppe and Giovanni were the technicians; the others took care of the money, trade and production. Read more

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    The Benelli 500-4. Better stolen than badly conceived

    Before Benelli became a Chinese company ... No. That is bland. Since a lot of Harley, BMW and Triumph stuff also come from Asia, grumbling about China is no longer a thing. And that Asians are such seasoned counterfeiters? Well, the Laverda 750 twins are anabolic Honda CB72-77s and the Benelli 500 cc four-cylinder is a Read more

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    Benelli self-built racers. DIY Haute Couture

    Recently in Hengelo (Ov) the King's Self-build election was again held at MotoPort Hengelo. There were 40 participants this year. And not all of them were over 50. The basis of the self-build machines, that was almost always a 'classic'. And this year the quality of the self-builds was again higher than that one Read more

  • The Benelli 650 Tornado. In the AMK March issue
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    The Benelli 650 Tornado. In the AMK March issue

    The Benelli 650 Tornado, maybe not in your collection yet, but in the March issue of Auto Motor Klassiek† Already a fossil at its presentation. Beautiful, very thoughtfully designed and, entirely in accordance with Italian tradition, only for sale years after its introduction. And that was the blow to him. Because the era of the 650 cc Read more

  • A Benelli Tornado and other fossils
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    Benelli Tornado

    A Benelli Tornado and other fossils We were standing by a Benelli Tornado 650. (1971-1975) That must have been one of the last fast, air-cooled pushrod twins. He was a bit dated when he was introduced. But when the Italians got some sort of production going years later? Then the Tornado was about the same Read more

  • Verkeerd afgelopen: a Toronado 650
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    Verkeerd afgelopen: a Benelli Tornado 650

    Verkeerd afgelopen? Very verkeerd afgelopen with this Benelli Tornado! In addition, this in Easy Rider style mutilated Benelli Tornado is the shocking proof that not everything the Italians make is beautiful by definition. In fact: that Italians can also nail beautiful things. But you can't argue with taste. The Read more