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    Tornado 900 handling

    Haven't ridden mine Benelli Tornado 900 for 12 months since playing around on my RS125 and my work-horse Yamaha XT600, I noticed how strange the front end felt not wanting to tip into the tight corners. I checked the tyre pressures before setting out so I know they are set correctly, appreciate it is a lot heavier then the RS & totally different to the XT but I couldn't help thinking is there something wrong as I was having to work so hard to get it to turn in. Not sure if my memory is playing tricks on me and it has always been like that or do all Tornados handle that way, would welcome some feed back.

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    Mine was good probley not as light as a 125 the benelli was a good handling fast bike but not comfortable and the clocks kept resetting

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    I have a couple of Rotax engined 125 Red Roses and yes the steering and handling are sweet even though they are more cruiser styled and have high bars, which of course helps those aspects.
    I have also a Futura and Mille and both handle well, albeit the 1000 Futura did feel odd at first, unsurprisingly as the tyre pressure was only 15psi, but it is more main road stormer than overtly Sports, like the more powerful Mille.
    The Mille is more chuckable and instantly turns in at speed but has a horrible low speed heaviness which by all accounts is due to the steering damper.
    I just cannot get a small enough tool to undo one end, to remove it!
    I very nearly bought a Tornado a few weeks ago, but on return from a car show had been outbid, they look gorgeous but I have no gripes with Aprilia's dependability. Not sure if that would be the case with a Benelli?

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    I am thinking of sell my Benelli as my collection of bikes is now spilling into the house one of them may have to go so if anyone is looking for a showroom condition green & silver the best colours for a Benelli drop me a line.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultzr View Post
    I am thinking of sell my Benelli as my collection of bikes is now spilling into the house one of them may have to go so if anyone is looking for a showroom condition green & silver the best colours for a Benelli drop me a line.Click image for larger version. 

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    Is this still available?

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    I sold it via piston heads in October

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