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2005 Benelli 900 TRE

Benelli 900 TRE

The originality of the technical choices, the advanced design and the exclusiveness of every part are only some of the features which have made the Tornado Novecento Tre a reference point in the sector of powerful supersport bikes.

The Tornado Novecento Tre represents the very best of technological know-how transferred to a production bike, the result of experience gained in competitions. This bike has a strong character, rewarding even the most demanding riders with unique thrills, which can be shared with a passenger.

THE LOOK

The Tornado's aggressive line is dynamic and light, partly because without a radiator the front is noticeably tapered. The Tornado is the only production bike with the radiator under the seat, drawing fresh air in through two dynamic ducts with two vertical inlets under the indicators.

This solution not only stops heat from building up at the centre of the vehicle, but also reduces the size of the front of the bike, making it more aerodynamic.

The philosophy behind the Tornado Novecento Tre is that of a bike built around the rider. The many aerodynamic tests carried out allowed the elimination of all turbulence which might tire the rider and disturb his/her driving. In this way, the rider is perfectly integrated, becoming more at one with the bike.

Fabulous colours and graphics enhance the Tornado's lines. The bike is available in exclusive grey/green colours, in the aggressive red version and with elegant grey/black livery.

THE ENGINE

The Tornado Novecento Tre has a powerful 900 cc three-cylinder in-line engine, unique in terms of performance, regular and progressive power output and ultra-compact dimensions.

The bike's distinguishing features include the die case crankcases, aluminium covers and the slipper wet clutch. This has a flexible coupling system which, as well as guaranteeing regular operation, makes the handlebar control more comfortable.

On every self-respecting competition bike. Another feature of the Tornado Novecento Tre is the fully removable six-speed gearbox which, as on all competition bikes, allows rapid gear substitution without taking the engine to bits.

THE CHASSIS

The frame was made by joining the front part, including the steering pivot and the side trellis frame structure made of molybdenum chrome steel to the rear part, made of cast aluminium alloy. The two parts are made integral by strong screws securing the four trellises, which allow an extremely solid join, reinforced by structural gluing, as in the aeronautical industry, to completely exclude micro-movements and vibrations.

The front fork is made by Marzocchi to a Benelli design, with a pressed end and Ergal 55 tubes.

The suspension has adjustable rebound, compression and spring pre-loading, so that the bike can be rapidly adapted to the rider's preferences. The length-adjustable feature also allows the rear suspension to be raised or lowered according to the desired set up.

The Tornado Novecento Tre is the only bike in the world which uses the Extreme Technology rear shock with an Ergal 55 central body. As well as being stronger and lighter than the conventional models, its temperatures remain lower, providing constant performance.

COMPONENTS

Distinctive aspects of the Tornado Novecento Tre are the care lavished on the components and the high quality of the equipment.

The exclusive Brembo wheels chill cast to a Benelli design deserve special mention. They provide the best possible combination of lightness and strength, thanks to the special five-spoke design with involute profile, allowing a light inner core and so a very low rolling inertia.

The Brembo "Serie Oro" (Gold Series) brake system is also prestigious and technologically advanced. The front brake has a 320 mm diameter twin floating disc, with a calliper with four pistons, whilst the rear brake, with a single 240 mm diameter disc, guarantees precision and stability during braking.

The steering damper is also worth noticing. It is fixed but has an oil expansion compensating reservoir. This system guarantees gradual, constant operation at all temperatures.

TOP LEVEL POWER AND SAFETY

Updated, modified and further improved by constant technological development, the Tornado is synonymous with excitement, enthusiasm and sportsmanship. You only have to look at it to appreciate the attention paid to every detail: the unique, unmistakable design, the aerodynamic wrap-around lines and exceptional components.

This bike offers sport performance and unbeatable excitement, but remains safe anywhere it is used, on the road or the track, with just the rider or with a passenger too. Definitely one to watch out for, representing excellence in the motorcycling sector.

Technical data

  • Engine - 4-stroke, 3 cylinders in line, inclined forward 15, equipped with anti-vibration counterbalance shaft
  • Bore x Stroke - 88 x 49.2 mm
  • Displacement - 898 cc
  • Compression ratio - 11:1
  • Cooling system - water cooling with rear mounted radiator, with two electric cooling fans
  • Oil Cooling - heat exchange
  • Distribution - double overhead cam shaft, chain-driven, with 4 valves per cylinder
  • Lubrication - wet sump
  • Max output/rpm - 100 kW at 11.500 rpm
  • Max torque/rpm - 96 Nm at 8.500 rpm
  • Ignition - electronic ignition
  • Clutch - oil bath
  • Gearbox - six gears, fully removable
  • Transmission - primary gears, final chain
  • Frame - mixed design. Front trusses in ASD tubular steel securely fitted with traction screws with aluminium alloy casting rear section. Steering head angle fixed 23,5
  • Suspension - front: Marzocchi "upside down" stanchion fork 43 mm, adjustable in compression and extension with spring pre-load; rear: asymmetric swingarm, composed of cast aluminium and pressed in aluminium alloy, with "Extreme Technology" single shock absorber adjustable in compression, extension and spring pre-load
  • Wheels - Brembo gravity-cast aluminium alloy front 3,5", rear 6,00"
  • Tyres - tubeless, radial, Front 120/70 x 17" - 120/65 x 17", Rear 190/50 x 17" - 180/55 x 17"
  • Brakes: Brembo; front: double floating disk, diameter 320 mm, with 4-piston caliper, rear: with single disk, diameter 240, with twin piston caliper
  • Dimensions: wheelbase 1419 mm, seat height - 810 mm
  • Dry weight: 198 kg