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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Here are the released priced for the new 2006 models from the official UK Importer (KJM)

Tornado 1130 - £9,999

TRE-K - £7,999

TNT Cafe Racer - £8,999
TNT Sport - £9,499
TNT Titanium - £13,499
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Man that's a lot of money.

I am letting go of my '05 green/silver Tre. California title. Brand spanking new (about 800 miles on it.) Updated clutch, euro style turn signals, and I'll even throw in 5 factory oil filters :rollin

Please note, you are on your own once your check is cleared. :p Please PM me if interested. Or email me at [email protected]

Toby
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Hi Johnny,

I'm affraid that a price for the Standard TNT was not listed.
If one becomes available I'l let you guy's know.

Hi Toby,

Why are you letting the TRE go? :(
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Hey Laurence,

There's nothing wrong with the Tornado itself. I just don't think it's the right bike for me at this time. I think it'd be better for me to own something that I wouldn't be afraid to ride hard with on the track.

Hope things are going well for you.

Toby
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Sorry to hear you're letting the Tre go, Toby. I've got 2500+ miles on mine already, riding the sh*t out of it and loving it! I was hoping to ride down your way on it sometime so we could go for a ride together - how many times will folks see TWO Tres out at the same time? :eek But the weather has been crap lately, I'm hoping it improves soon...
mark
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
shhhh... between you and me Mark (and everyone else on this forum...) My Tre is not a must sell. My feeling is neutral on keeping the Tre... it could stay or it could go... and that's what's bothering me.

... was having a talk with a trusted riding buddy of mine about riding... seems like we still got a little more way to go before we hop on an exotic, all things considered (for us anyway) the Japanese bikes do provide a bit more in the riding sensation department. It's not to say that I don't covet those Italian beauties and their innovative design (i.e.: the Bimota's chassis or the Tre's yellow fans.) I mean, in the recent years all we see in motogp have been Yamaha, Honda, and Suzuki... (and I am very excited to see Ducati and Kawasaki doing well.)

Well... thanks for reading my long-winded spill here... I love the fact that everyone here is so passionate about their TNTs and TREs. But I can't honestly say that about my relationship with my TRE. Sigh. Have a ride on the new R6, or the GSX-R 750. Or even a slightly different genre, the YZF450. Personally, those rides make me a lot happier... thus my contemlation in keeping my TRE. Again, please, this is just my personal opinion... I understand there are very talented riders here that's making very good use of their Benellies.

Mark, when you come down to LA (I must apologize, although I love the SF bay area, it'd be very difficult for me to come up any time soon cuz I've got two wee ones) and I still have my Tre (most likely I would) we will DEFINITELY go for a ride!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Can see your point tobychi. Clocked up nearly 5000 miles on mine now and ragged the pants out of the poor thing for a good part of it but there is always a little thought in the back of your mind as to whether its 'gonna go'. Also and this is probably a very disputable bit. I love exotic/different sports bikes. I love everything that goes with them and the benelli is quite extreme. But I've found that it really only shines on nice warm (grippy) days through the lanes etc where's alot of Jap stuff can be more everyday friendly. Also there are many people out there that do want fast straight line bikes where the benelli just isent quite cut up for it (a good rider aboard a well setup ZX6R will not loose site of you from standstill til flatout). Obviously alot of people could say I missing the point but I'm not, I love my bike to pieces and everything that goes with it but you do need to be either a little keen or dedicated in every way I personally think. saying that I cant see many Jap bikes giving you the confidence, handling or smile on your face that the benelli gives - again my opinion.

Either ways goodluck, enjoy the weather too. My father in law works in SF riding a '05 blade and said theres some great roads around there.

Dean
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Hey Dean, I see your point. I had a chance to ride my frined's ZX6R a while back... man it's one of the smoothest engine!!! Regarding my 2nd thoughts with riding the exotics, I suppose it's really because I don't have deep enough wallet.

Did you say you do some dirt riding in another thread? I went riding MX today (it's superbowl/american footbal sunday here in the US and nearly no one was at the track!!) Had a couple of crashes, broke my knee brace... scratched up the front fender & tore up the grip. But it wouldn't cost me nearly as much as the expense at a road race track day. I had a blast. It's pretty amazing how sometimes you can run into some top MX or road racers at the track on practice days... the Hayden boys, Grant Langston... I hope to run into Bubba one day!
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I know, I know... more and more I'm making myself estranged to this fine Benelli community. I'll shut up now and put more seat time on my Tornado!!!! BTW, just order a new set of Dunlop for it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Tyre Choice

Why did you go for the Dunlops Toby?
Did you not fancy trying something Else? (Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestones, etc.)
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Re: Tyre Choice

Hey Laurence,
I've tried a few (DOT)... Pirelli & Metzeler on my 600cc and 250. Bridgestone on 600 and 750 (much earlier in the days, not recently...) Recently rode with Michelin on my 600, and I've spent quite a bit of track time with Michelins on my 250s. I suppose they are work well... and very well indeed for street use. But I just like Dunlop better because of its profile and the feedback I get, it's a personal preference. As for dirt, Dunlop all the way! I don't have much experience with slicks...

My Tornado's suspension setup is dialed in pretty well now. I thought I should stick with the Dunlops just for now. And, whoever buys my Tre now will get this fresh set of Dunlops :D In a few hours it'll be worn nicely from side to side though :rollin

Hope all is well with you. Any new toys?
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
New Toys!

No new toys I'm affraid Toby but I've got a few parts on order for my 'old' Benelli.

Some of the rubber bits had perrished (fuel lines, breather hoses , etc) but I found a guy in Germany that can supply most of the original parts for the SEI and the bits I ordered should arrive this week, so hopefully I'l get it back or the road again quite soon.

All the best.
 
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