Benelliforum has obtained some information from a confidential reliable source about the latest developments in the world of Benelli.
On monday the 15th of September Benelli held an importer seminar at Merloni House in Milan. Merloni addressed a very angry group of importers, at the meeting Merloni apologized for all the problems that Benelli has with the Tornado.
Sources reveal that Merloni admitted Benelli were to blame for these problems.
This confirms that Benelli released a product to the public before it had been fully tested. Had Benelli sent bikes to the U.S this year it would have caused them mamoth problems.
According to sources Benelli do not intend to enter the U.S market until 2004.
Three hundred and fifty Tornado's are in the warehouse that have to be repaired. Production has now stopped and will not resume until November.
Benelli plan to commence production of the Tornado RS three hundred and fifty are to be built and the price is estimated to be 20,000 Euro,s