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My friend owns a 2007 Benelli TNT1130 Streetfighter. I told him if I could keep it for a week I would perform some maintenance & detail it for him.

It's a hoot to ride & I'm taking it to a local bike night tonight. The dealer network is very small and very few have been imported. It is 1130 CC 3-cylinder, about 128 HP and weighs around 450 pounds..
 

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I remember reading about those, and I have heard they are not low maintenance. It sure is pretty sweet lookin though, and the right colors too! Does your friend know you are taking it to the local bike night, LMAO!?
 

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I remember reading about those, and I have heard they are not low maintenance. It sure is pretty sweet lookin though, and the right colors too! Does your friend know you are taking it to the local bike night, LMAO!?
he knows i will treat it with respect. i do not beat on other peoples stuff. i put about 40 miles on it. it has a lot of low down grunt, it pulls strong. i liked everything about the bike. i also did about 50 miles on my zed the same day.
this Benelli only has about 2,000 miles on it. so long term quality might be a problem. the riding position is real nice. it has more wind blast on the FWY than my Z1000. the brembo brakes are very good. the suspension is a little stiff for my taste. it has that DUC type sound to it.
 

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My friend owns a 2007 Benelli TNT1130 Streetfighter. I told him if I could keep it for a week I would perform some maintenance & detail it for him.

It's a hoot to ride & I'm taking it to a local bike night tonight. The dealer network is very small and very few have been imported. It is 1130 CC 3-cylinder, about 128 HP and weighs around 450 pounds..

I am SOOOOO JEALOUS!!! I wanted to buy one of those things back in 2007 - but the price, coupled with the maintenance schedule and reliability issues prevented me from doing so. Considering I put on about 12K a year, Im glad I didnt do it!! But man, what a gorgeous ride!!

Youre stoked!
 

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if you want the only bike like it forever this is the bike. it is for sure not your primary ride. my Zed is more refined, but if you want a bad *** naked, street fighter this is the ticket. this bike should be in the dictionary as what a street fighter is all about. if you like the speed triple you will love this bike. it retailed for 17,900 back in 2007. my friend had a 2 year old HD night train and they traded him . no cash exchanged hands. the britt mags give it a bad rap, all i know is this bike is major FUN.
 

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Interesting bike. It has even more the the Transformer look than our bikes. Being Italian explains the high cost and high maintenance. It also might help explain why the British pressed trashed it. It's not British.
 

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Interesting bike. It has even more the the Transformer look than our bikes. Being Italian explains the high cost and high maintenance. It also might help explain why the British pressed trashed it. It's not British.
i love britt mags. fAST BIKE, PERFORMANCE BIKE etc. they sure can twist things to fit their needs. they have no problem doing a 600 cc sport bike shoot out and their Datona is a 675 cc engine. i understand they are proud of their home grown bikes.
 

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i love britt mags. fAST BIKE, PERFORMANCE BIKE etc. they sure can twist things to fit their needs. they have no problem doing a 600 cc sport bike shoot out and their Datona is a 675 cc engine. i understand they are proud of their home grown bikes.
No doubt. Like the latest British test of naked bikes. For some reason it was impossible to find a stock Triumph triple. :rolleyes: But they conveniently managed to find a modified ringer with slip on's and assorted other bits that had likely been remapped and tuned within an inch of it's life.

That's a 'fair' road test to them.
 

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man thats a sweet bike. i love it.
 

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No doubt. Like the latest British test of naked bikes. For some reason it was impossible to find a stock Triumph triple. :rolleyes: But they conveniently managed to find a modified ringer with slip on's and assorted other bits that had likely been remapped and tuned within an inch of it's life.

That's a 'fair' road test to them.
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I can't believe someone got to straight trade a Night Train for that bike! I can't believe a Night Train would even hold that much value seeing as they probably came out around that same price. Ridiculous that H-D bikes hold that much value.
 

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my guess is their is a huge building someplace full of repoed HDs , they sold so many ZERO down before the bust. if they were on the market the bottem would fall out on resale HD value.
what hurts the BENELLI value is you cannot get a loan to buy one. the org price on the benelli and the night train were 17,000 . the HD could sell for around 9-10 thou. the benelli is maybe worth 7,000. very few people want a very limited production bike. i have put maybe 300 miles on the benelli , the handling is great and i think it is a little faster than the speed triple. it is a fun bike to ride .that 3 cyl sound sweet. all the parts are top shelf.
 

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I had a Benelli Amazonas 1130 for about 6 months. I bought it from a guy in LA and rode it home to Mississippi. Paid $8,000, felt good getting $6,500 when I sold it, and it took me 3 months to find a buyer. It was a damn sexy bike and fast, but not super reliable and a real ***** to find parts for. I broke the peg on the shift lever, only found one dealer that could quote a price (about $100), and no idea how long it'd take. I wound up fabbing a new one myself. Leter on the clutch cable broke (still waiting on a call-back from 3 dealers after 9 months). I found one in Italy on Ebay for that.

I'm a lot happier on my 2011 Ninja 1000.







 
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