Monday, August 13, 2007

Now available: The Benelli Tre-K 1130 Amazon

The Benelli Tre-K 1130 Amazon. A bit heavy, but proper off-road stuff...

The dual-purpose Benelli Tre-K 1130 Amazon, which we first spoke of back in January this year, has finally gone on sale. With 19-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) wheels, Metzeler Endurance rubber, and multi-adjustable suspension at both ends – Sachs monoshock at the back and USD Marzocchi forks at the front – the Amazon seems suitably equipped to handle rough terrain.

The engine is a well-tested 1130cc, three-cylinder, 120 horsepower unit which also does duty on various other Benelli bikes and is supposed to be very reliable. We think the bike looks good, though at about US$18,000 the price seems to be a bit steep. Still, the BMW R1200GS finally has an Italian rival!

More details and pics soon. Or visit the official Benelli website here.

Also see:
The Duel: Yamaha WRF450 vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi!
New bikes from MV Agusta in 2008...
Honda V4 revival in 2008-09?
Stylish new 125s from Derbi...
Memorable: The Moto Guzzi V8
Wunderlich WR2: A more focused BMW HP2
Coming soon: The KTM RC4 690

External links:
Cycle World: 2007 Benelli Tre-K first ride
The best way to keep your Benelli clean... ;-D

No comments:



2WD AC Schnitzer AJS Akrapovic all-wheel-drive Alpinestars AMG Aprilia Ariel Audi Avinton Bajaj Barry Sheene Benelli Bianchi Bimota BMW Bosch Brammo Brembo Britten BSA Buell Bultaco Cagiva Campagna Can-Am Carver Casey Stoner Caterham Chinese bikes Classics Concept Bike Confederate CRandS Custom-built Dainese Derbi Diesel Ducati Eddie Lawson EICMA 2008 EICMA 2009 EICMA 2012 EICMA 2013 EICMA 2014 EICMA 2015 EICMA 2016 Electric Ferrari Fischer flying machines Freddie Spencer Giacomo Agostini Gilera Harley-Davidson Helmets Henderson Hero Motocorp Hesketh Honda Horex Husqvarna Hybrid Hyosung Ilmor Indian Intermot 2012 Intermot 2014 Intermot 2016 Interviews Isle of Man TT Jawa Jay Leno Jeremy Burgess Kawasaki Kevin Schwantz KTM Lamborghini Lambretta Laverda Lazareth Lotus Mahindra Malaguti Markus Hofmann McLaren Mercedes-Benz Mick Doohan Midual Millepercento Mission Motors Mondial Morbidelli Morgan Moriwaki Moto Guzzi Moto Morini Moto2 Moto3 MotoCzysz MotoGP MotoGP-2007 MotoGP-2008 MotoGP-2009 MotoGP-2010 Motorcycle Design Motus MTT MV Agusta MZ News Nissan Norton NSU Peraves Petronas Peugeot Photography Piaggio Porsche Quad Renard Renault Riding Impressions Roehr Ronax Ronin Rotary Royal Enfield Scooters Segway Shootouts Short Films Skills Specials stunt riding Supercharged Suter Suzuki Toyota Travel trike Triumph Turbo TVS Two-stroke Ural V10 V12 V4 V6 V8 Valentino Rossi Velocette Vespa Victory Vincent Volkswagen Voxan Vyrus Wakan Wayne Gardner Wayne Rainey Wunderlich Yamaha Yoshimura Zagato