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

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