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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by BubbaZanetti, Mar 7, 2008.
Not even close.
is in the eyes of the beholder
That rt is but ugly with the funny top case and seat
Dang man, you don't give up do you? I ain't never seen someone get this kinda mileage out of two cents...
You know what should be embarrassing, finding out you've misspelled embarrassing, and legendary in the same post.
Here is a pic of what I consider to be the best looking motorcycle in the entire world right now....
Yes, it's mine. No, I am not embarrassed. I am kinda hoping you just ed a little though...
Early Beemers - Bauhaus frames are beautiful.
But I loves me a RS. I hope to own another, one day
Sorry! not even close.
Four rear view mirrors?
I just found out that a local auction will be offering up a Benelli Tornado, later this month. I always thought this was a pretty cool looking, and interesting, bike:
One of the local Triumph dealers had one sitting out back for a long time. I have no idea why. I always like this feature:
I think that because they're so rare, most guys are afraid of them. I've been told that there are only 10 in Canada. But having one of these fascinating bikes would be great, as part of a small collection.
From what I understand Benelli(motorcycle division) was bought by a Chinese investment group many years ago. They stuggled to sell the bikes they imported and so they sat on showroom floors. Also, the dealers were few and far between. The Chinese refused to allow Benelli to build new models for the US until the previous models were sold. The problem was no one wanted to pay what they were asking for 2-3 year old new bikes. I knew a sales rep who told me there was a warehouse in Miami full of these bikes that they weren't allowed to sell for less than the Chinese wanted. They were going to be shipped off to another country to be sold.
Pricewise, I think they were trying to compete with Ducati and Aprilia. The problem was those two brands had built a solid reputation and could command those types of prices whereas a relatively unproven Benelli could not.
I rode his loaner Benilli triple sportbike and was unimpressed. I think it was an 1100 or so and ,coming off my CBR929, it felt very lazy.
All that being said, I would be hesitant to own anything the Chinese have their hands in.
To me, it is the most beautiful. It is a balanced look....not too small of a tail section. One you can actually store some crap in too.
Very Interesting. Last summer there was a widely advertized auction house here in Langley, which sold off 8 new Benelli's in various levels of completeness. Some clearly had been used as parts bikes by the Vancouver dealer. He sold virtually none of his stock and went broke,,his prices were crazy expensive, like $30,000 for the Tornado you've shown. There had to be 1500 people in this little auction ground,,,,one guy bought the works,,for what I thought were silly high prices considering the parts supply is worse than 0%. I wonder if this is perhaps the same guy taking these machines to where there's alot of money hanging around, Calgary?
Loved my 1996 Triumph Tiger 900.
Interesting story. I thought the bike might belong to a local dealer that had one a while back. I saw it at Bragg Creek, and it was being ridden by a girl who worked for the dealer, and IIRC she said they only had one. It may have been Bow Cycle, but I'm not sure now.
I think it will be a tough sell, here.
And now that MVs are available in Canada, the Italian exotic market sector must be very tight.
Honda naild it with this designe. Relased in 97(pre sold late in 96) and stil looks sharp to this day. Its a timless beuty.
Whole lotta nice pics of some nice bikes on here.
This one's still MY favorite tho:
Close to getting my old Monster pictured below back. For those who like seeing more engine: