1989 Benelli Sei 900 Sport

SOLD FOR: $15,515

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this Benelli Sei are available here for your perusal.

The first production motorcycle to utilize six cylinders, the Benelli 750 Sei was the result of Alejandro De Tomaso (of sports car company fame), who had just purchased Benelli and wanted them to build a flagship.

When the Sei was introduced (as a 750), it was the first production motorcycle featuring a six cylinder engine. By ’78, the Sei got a bump up to 900 and a redesign that included many parts from Moto Guzzi (De Tomaso owned both companies at the time). You had to pay to play – MSRP was $5,406 in ’83 – so less than 2,000 were sold (apparently some sources say less than 80 made it to the US).

The 905cc engine produced 80 horsepower, good enough to push the 484 pound (dry) bike up to a top speed of approximately 120 miles per hour.

1989 was the last year of production, by which point less than 2,000 examples had been built. The final run was called the “Sport” and it featured red/white livery, a bikini fairing, and a square headlight.

The six-cylinder engine was quite the novelty, though 30+ years later we now find the dual final drive chain to be much more unique!

This example (VIN: B0*11700) is one of over thirty motorcycles that we are auctioning off from the Alan Wilzig collection over the next couple of weeks. Alan acquired it in 2006 from Bryan Bossier of Sinless Cycles.

During his ownership, Alan has kept it exclusively on display and has not ridden it. The odometer shows 2,202 kilometers (1,368 miles).

Based on a sticker on the front fender, we believe this was originally sold by Jack Lilley, a dealership in Shepperton, England.

In preparation for the listing, we had Daniel verify that it runs on starter fluid (please see the video up top), installed mirrors, and gave it a detail. He notes that the brake lights do not work, the brakes are soft, and the petcock is stuck. He recommends a full fluid flush, petcock rebuild/replace, fuel lines, carb clean/sync, spark plugs, oil/filter change, and new tires.

Modifications:
This Sei appears to be completely stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Phantom tires that have aged out.

The sale includes the owner’s manual.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Benelli is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Sei stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1989

Make

Benelli

Model

Sei

Mileage

1,368

VIN

B011700

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: JB

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $15,515 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
JB February 22, 2022 12:49 pm $11,210 Auto
classic sales February 22, 2022 12:49 pm $11,110
JB February 20, 2022 5:58 pm $10,600
sdrcp February 20, 2022 5:58 pm $10,500 Auto
sdrcp February 18, 2022 6:57 pm $10,100
Lucca February 18, 2022 6:57 pm $10,000 Auto
Lucca February 16, 2022 9:34 am $9,650 Auto
JB February 16, 2022 9:34 am $9,550
Lucca February 16, 2022 7:53 am $9,450
sdrcp February 16, 2022 7:53 am $9,350 Auto
sdrcp February 16, 2022 7:51 am $9,100 Auto
Lucca February 16, 2022 7:51 am $9,000
sdrcp February 16, 2022 7:51 am $8,100 Auto
Lucca February 16, 2022 7:51 am $8,000
sdrcp February 16, 2022 7:51 am $7,100 Auto
Lucca February 16, 2022 7:51 am $7,000
sdrcp February 16, 2022 7:51 am $6,100 Auto
Lucca February 16, 2022 7:51 am $6,000
sdrcp February 15, 2022 4:33 pm $5,506
Hoylemoto February 15, 2022 4:33 pm $5,406 Auto
Hoylemoto February 15, 2022 2:25 pm $1,000
Auction started February 15, 2022 7:05 am
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