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Old 11-24-2011, 01:01 AM   #31
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:02 AM   #32
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Yeah, but who's gonna start the Benelli 250cc thread?

I like the looks of that one, and it makes me suspect they'll have a true dual-sport bike out within a few years.

Edit: 1.8 gallon tank? Really???
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:10 AM   #33
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:17 AM   #34
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It is baffling how such a superb machine gets such little attention

I guess Benelli's prior reputation is partly to blame but forgive and forget I say.

I've ridden a lot of bikes, mostly in the last 6 years, and I have to say that this thing really does have an X factor that makes it thorougly unique and totally absorbing to ride.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #35
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I got to demo a TnT a few years ago--there was a dealer just down the street from my old place in Phoenix.

Some brave souls got together and decided that a Moto Guzzi/Bimota/Benelli dealership in central Phoenix sounded like a sound business plan. RIP, Ton Up.

Anyway, back to the bike. It was an absolute HOOT to ride. And those brakes...One finger stopping ability.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:31 AM   #36
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It is baffling how such a superb machine gets such little attention

I guess Benelli's prior reputation is partly to blame but forgive and forget I say.

I've ridden a lot of bikes, mostly in the last 6 years, and I have to say that this thing really does have an X factor that makes it thorougly unique and totally absorbing to ride.

I admire your determination to try to defend and open the Benelli brand to anyone who you run across. I'm sure you realize that certain bikes are not for everyone, at least I hope you know this. The current Benellis have a simply terrible record of reliability, build quality and in every head test anyone has ever done, they simply don't rate high enough to even be middle of the pack. And with regard to their visual appearance, lets just say that this is always a personal taste issue, and cannot be measured in any scale. Lets just say that, excepting the supersports Tornado, the bikes are very polarizing amongst the riding population, most thinking they look like they were used in the latest transformer movie. This latest Tre K thing could easily be thrown in that catagory. Sorry.

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:06 AM   #37
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You could say that about just about anything with "contemporary" styling.

I really like the Amazonas. I have come close to buying one several times, but all the before mentioned down sides conspired to nix it. Maybe some day when I have more time to ride I'll get one (and a shipping container of spare parts).
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:39 AM   #38
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Agree about subjective styling but once ridden, forever smitten

Looks can grow on you but without character it is meaniless, for me anyway.
I've ridden a few good looking bikes that are fairly bland to ride - Honda VFR is a good example.

I'm sure a rash of problems can easily swing an opinion but so far (touch wood) mine has been faultless and absolutely stimulating everytime I get to ride it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:55 PM   #39
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I just hope that the company can come up with enough money to fix the issues and therefore time to get some good press. They need to keep some of the quirks and character but rectify the reliability as well as the fit and finsh issues so common with boutique items. Triumph did it by ironing out the issues and cost cutting archetecture. Moto Guzzi is doing it by ironing out the issues and appealing to heritage buyers, so others can do it too...different is OK but too different is not, especially when there are other unresolved issues left undealt with. I wish Benelli nothing but success...they deserve to be profitable if they just get the time to get it right...and then spend the money on substance over flash.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:02 AM   #40
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Having owned two benellis and being intimately falmiliar with them mechanically......I can tell you the porported reliability issues are not that bad. there was a simple lock washer situation with a starter/ alternator gear and some earlier alternator drive gear clearance issues....easy fixes. there are some coil failures after time and there are poor set-up/map issues specifically in setting the TPS.

The reliability issues are completely overblown and perpetrated by people who don't know what they're talking about and/or don't know what they're doing.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:20 AM   #41
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I like it but... No Dealers, No thanks.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #42
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I like it but... No Dealers, No thanks.
We have dealers here, and it's still No Thanks.
And even the former local dealer would say No Thanks after his caught fire
while riding.

He had issues with his TNT from day 1.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #43
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more nonsense....it caught fire? i see nothing about it that would make it any more prone to catch fire than any other fuel injected motorcycle

if anyone wants to learn about benellis, go to the benelli forum
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:02 AM   #44
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Here ya go,,,2008 model, still no takers: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...732962980.html
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:08 AM   #45
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The $15K asking price might have something to do with that...
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