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1971 Benelli Tornado 650

AN ITALIAN STALLION

WITH A STRONG AND SPORTY CHARACTER.

The Tornado was launched in 1970 on the American market. Its “sixties style” line-up makes the bike as born old for that period, but today gives it lot of charm.

The frame is a masterpiece of the Italian tradition design: precise and steady, bend after bend.

The solid and elastic parallel-twin engine makes the bike sporty and really amazing to ride.

Vibrations are not absorbed at all; it is more comfortable if you ride it on smooth speed.

Indeed, these features are rather typical of the parallel-twin of that time and make riding very exciting.

The gearbox is a 5-speed with control on the right, as on all Italian and English models of the period.

The first gear is up and riding requires concentration, especially during the first kilometers. If you are used to have the gear pedal on the left, you might hesitate a bit...

The clutch lever on the handlebar requires a certain force to be operated.

The large front drum brake makes braking more than acceptable, but can not be modulated as you wish; the rear drum is very effective.

However the very effective engine-breaking of the twin cylindrical limits the use of brakes.

Tornado bike is the right choice for an experienced rider with a certain physical strenght.

The great rider Renzo Pasolini and the famous actor Steve McQueen were two of the test pilots of this legendary Benelli Tornado 650.

Enjoy your ride!

YEAR: 1971
CAPACITY: 643 cc
GEAR BOX: 5 SPEED
GEAR LEVER on the RIGHT
FIRST UP
STARTING: KICK STARTER
SEAT HEIGHT: 790 mm / 31.1 in
WEIGHT: 185 kg / 408 lbs
FRONT BRAKES: DRUM
REAR BRAKES: DRUM
SEAT: COUPLE

The fleet

A fleet of fully restored motorcycles from the Seventies is available to you. Select the one you like best and contact us.
When you hop on the saddle, its personality will win you over.

All available bikes are original models from the golden era of motorcycling, ready to face curve after curve on the roads of the land of engines.

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