That's it! After reading the below post (back in stable), I will NOT be buying the new Tre 1130 K I have been looking at. If these bikes have many issue's, and if Benelli is not going to honor claims! Then the hell with them. See you all latter.
That may have been a good decision.
problem with this forum, is that it doesnt seem to report on the non failing assets. only the bad one's, but you may just get home in 1 piece, or just get home on a jap bike.
so all hands up who's thinks their bike is "F*CKING AWESOME" !
After the problems I've had and having ironed them out and having spent a couple of days on the IOM this weekend in all kinds of weather (most of it in the same hour !) I can honestly say my Tornado did me proud ! From glorious sunshine, thick pee soup fog to Pissing down rain ! I am well proud of my Nelli !
So it's a shame you feel that way about a Benelli, but it's a passion thing !
and I guess we don't hear enough good tales of Benelli's on here mainly the woes, but lets face it, thats what this forum is for, to help each other, have a laugh and praise our Passion ! :clap:
Its a love thing and for me its part and parcel of owning something exotic .
Your LE is going to break down Richard !!!! , i know because all bikes i've not bought recently have had mechanical issues thereafter so its fate (either that or all the voodoo dolls/bikes i've been making and then stabbing sharp needles in ) :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: .
thease bikes are great great and more great yes there`s been a few issues but all the bike companies have them i am quiet sure the warranty issue will improve and anyone getting 1 in the uk the dealers and importers do a great job, the importers are allways trying to improve all the raised issues to so we get satisfaction .Before i was laid up i used my bikes well usual milage 400 + miles per week all year .there have only been 2 bikes that have been able to allways put a big smile on my chops they are my buell and the trek whenever i was out .
There are countless stories on here that tells the same story over and over again about these bikes and how much of a smile that they put on the owners faces.
I became quite famous on here with my breakdown stories and warranty issues but what did I do after I crashed mine and wrote it off? I went and bought another:rolling: I coulda went back to owning a rice burner and there are some stunning pieces of kit out there to be had, but nothing has ever come close to owning a Benelli. You'd get a two years manufacturers warranty with a new bike so I can't see what the problem is myself.
Bad news travels a lot faster than good news and perhaps that is what has happened on this forum but you shouldn't let that put you off owning one.
Yep... sadly its only when these threads are started that the good stories come out. Maybe we should all post a thread every day that we love our bikes :rolling: Like Al, I had some issues with my first Tre (though nothing like as bad!) which involved several 200 mile round trips to Bennetts. Did it put me off? Did it hell. I have now got the LE and I love her so much it hurts :rolling: Hmm did I really just say that?? Help!
Your LE is going to break down Richard !!!! , i know because all bikes i've not bought recently have had mechanical issues thereafter so its fate (either that or all the voodoo dolls/bikes i've been making and then stabbing sharp needles in ) :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: .[/QUOTE]
RE Richards Comment : to break down it first must be started lol
Thats precisely why i should of bought that LE and not yourself as its wasted , If you have a bike like that you should want to show it off not just sit it in your house as a trophy , I suppose you'd better watch out that Bulgarian Cleaner doesnt knock it with the hoover :rolling: :rolling: .
Al's story sums up living with a Benelli - they have their issues (well some do and some dont !!)
My tornado - just approaching 10k mls and never had an issue that left me stranded - yes I have had a couple of problems with it, but nothing so major that it didnt get me home.
Find a good dealer and they will repay your trust in them by doing all they can (within reason) to get you sorted ASAP.
Would I have another - Deffo YES - however if a bike was my main mode of transport then I would have something else as a main workhorse - as well as a Benelli