BENELLI 500

Discussion in 'Australia' started by dunc, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    Might as well throw another bike in that they say will be available this year
    [​IMG]

    benelli
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  2. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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    Some specs for those interested. Looks good but 48 hp and 210 kg's, performance will be "leisurely"

    Cheers, badmnanners.

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  3. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    A 500cc bike that's 210kg ...

    With 17" wheels on front and back ...
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  4. Farmer Roy

    Farmer Roy Been here awhile

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    err

    fashion over form ?

    style over substance ?
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  5. Farmer Roy

    Farmer Roy Been here awhile

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    my 1000cc Buell XB9R was 170 kg . . . .
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  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    :hmmmmmUmmmm... oh goody... yet another euro-beaked GSMulti-TigerStradAdventureXC clone... :fpalm

    paint 'em all stealth anthracite grey, and from 100 meters away - you'd sure as hell be hard pressed to pick 'em from one another in a line up.
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  7. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Read to the end of the line...:fishie
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  8. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    oh what he said
    we posted same time

    does have a optional 19 in the specs
    but seems weird

    got to put stuff up for the peoples to knock straight away or they get bored with themselves with nothin to type
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  9. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Front suspension travel less than 6" , Road bike in adv guise .
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  10. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    bit more here
    http://auto.ndtv.com/reviews/dsk-benelli-trk-502-first-look-review-1275799

    the cost conversion is about 13,000 aud i think it worked out

    as most are nowadays

    maybe just a good get into the adv bike to start with [should be L plate friendly]
    not all people are hard core from the start and want a affordable starter bike to get into it and dont want to spend big

    may never even come to australia
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  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Dont forget short people.
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  12. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    yep short people ride
    forgot them

    im tryin to lower mine to feel better on it


    we all aint tall
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  13. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Inner City Elite

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    but aren't Buells the glass houses of motorcycling?
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  14. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    Only 45 mm of travel on the rear suspension..... :rofl
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  15. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    :dunno
    another one that cant read it all
    [​IMG]
    friggin incredible some here
    45 mm stroke of the shock
    gives 150mm travel on the rear
    same as the front

    Front suspension is high quality, adjustable upside down forks with over 150mm of travel. Rear wheel is a 17-incher, again spoked, and suspended from a swingarm with a monoshock with 150mm travel. An alloy wheel version is also expected, with 17-inch wheels at both ends.

    that was prob a typo
    oh well
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  16. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    It aint no gamechanger ......nxt

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  17. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    tootle off then
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  18. Russ

    Russ Long timer

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    :patch
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  19. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Been here awhile

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    I like it, had a GPZ500 parallel twin years ago and it went like shit off a shovel. Be a fun thing I reckon, and it looks ok to me.
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  20. allan11

    allan11 Long timer

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    13000 isn't a cheap starter bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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