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    1130 tre

    well thought i would post my 1130 up on here, all upgrades done and she has given me fault free riding for a few years, yes they need extra loving to keep them up together but wouldnt sell her,its my 3rd benelli and the best one imo, they have a bad name for reliability but buy from a forum member with proof of upgrades and she will make you smile, triples equals massive fun


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    Wow, gorgeous bike man!


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    Very cool..
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    Looks beautiful, what's the deal with the tank colour?
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    In the US these are as rare as hen's teeth. Super cool bikes. Values here are higher than elsewhere due to that rarity. I have read until recently some UK dealerships still had leftover 900 Tornados (2005 models!) that had huge discounts, about half off original MSRP.

    With the dollar strong, someone should buy a few of these used in the UK and import them to the US.
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    I had a 900 rs a few years back love it but not the most reliable bike clocks reset the trip mileage every other time you started it like a tuono with a bad battery and not the best for long distance comfort but one of the best looking bikes and the sound out of this world but a benneli tech at the bike show said about the 1130 who'd buy a bike with electrics designed by the Italians and built by the China stick with the 900 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by haga lout View Post
    I had a 900 rs a few years back love it but not the most reliable bike clocks reset the trip mileage every other time you started it like a tuono with a bad battery and not the best for long distance comfort but one of the best looking bikes and the sound out of this world but a benneli tech at the bike show said about the 1130 who'd buy a bike with electrics designed by the Italians and built by the China stick with the 900 lol
    the 1130`s were built up to 2008 in pesaro so def not Chinese built, with all the faults ironed out running new upgraded clocks, no problems with the electrics or bike so far, there are a few 900tre still new (2005 new! ) for sale in uk around the 5500 mark, and a couple of le left new

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    I had hopes when QJ bought them that you would see improved and cheaper versions, that perhaps their strategy was to enter the US market not as an obviously Chinese brand, but instead use a storied Euro brand that had a bit of cachet. Build major sub-assemblies in China and then do final assembly in Italy.

    Hasn't worked out that way at all, now the triples are so long in the tooth that completely new models would have to be designed. The new "Benelli" models are smaller bikes primarily for emerging markets like India and China.

    Really a shame.

    BTW, this is the only one (Tornado, TnT, or TreK) I can find online for sale in the US at the moment.
    http://www.turn2motorcycles.com/Vehi...rnado-TRE.aspx

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    Pip,

    First off, nice bike. I like the later Benellis, and yours looks to be a clean one and well sorted.

    Now off the topic, your avatar is an H2 with... 4 or 5 cylinders! I've read that you could take the triples and simply add cylinders to them, but never actually have I seen one. Is this a photoshop thing, or have you done it? If so, would love to hear more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAndrewG View Post
    Pip,

    First off, nice bike. I like the later Benellis, and yours looks to be a clean one and well sorted.

    Now off the topic, your avatar is an H2 with... 4 or 5 cylinders! I've read that you could take the triples and simply add cylinders to them, but never actually have I seen one. Is this a photoshop thing, or have you done it? If so, would love to hear more!

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    she is a h1 883cc five cylinder built by my mate allen , this was his last five he built and was his personal bike until i managed to acquire, she is my favourite bike and a keeper, he still builds h2 fours to order


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    Well I'll be damned! It's for real!

    Man that thing is ridiculous, in a good way of course. Looks to be wider than a CBX!

    How are the crank throws oriented? I don't even know how the crank is arranged on a stock three cylinder bike. Does it vibrate a lot, or not bad?

    Nice workmanship, look at those pipes. Kudos to you and to your buddy. That was well done.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post them. You made my day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAndrewG View Post
    Well I'll be damned! It's for real!

    Man that thing is ridiculous, in a good way of course. Looks to be wider than a CBX!

    How are the crank throws oriented? I don't even know how the crank is arranged on a stock three cylinder bike. Does it vibrate a lot, or not bad?

    Nice workmanship, look at those pipes. Kudos to you and to your buddy. That was well done.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post them. You made my day!

    John

    Triples are usually done 120deg apart.
    Unless you are Laverda. They made 180 crank triples in the 70's.
    Yes, the outsides up together and the middle down.

    The Yamaha FZ09 is called a "crossplane" triple.
    WTF does that mean? I asked Yamaha guys at the IMEX show and they couldn't answer me. I presumed "crossplane" and "triple" meant 180deg but the FZ09 is a 120 like most normal triples are.
    My experience with triples is that they are insanely fun.
    No, I have NOT ridden any H1's or H2's. Those bikes go beyond fun.

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    Here's my old 1130 Tre and my current 900 Tre with my DD. like pip says,look after em right,they're no more unreliable than other bikes. I'll never sell the 900
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    Oh, and I sold the 1130 to someone else on this forum!

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