No Reserve – 2003 Benelli Tornado Tre 900

SOLD FOR: $8,400

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 27, 2023

Winner: a***c

Winning Bid: $7,850
Buyer Fee: $550
Total: $8,400

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Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Benelli was one of the many companies that struggled to survive the onslaught of Japanese competition, starting all the way back in the 60s. Over the years, the company was bought and sold several times until it was finally was absorbed by Moto Guzzi in 1988. After the turn of the century, the Italian marque made a return with its first new model in decades — the Tornado Tre 900 superbike.

Though there were some reliability issues, this bike brought Benelli back to the world (it’s still around, currently owned by a Chinese corporation). One of the more interesting technological features were the two fans located beneath the brake light.

And the fans weren’t just a unique styling touch; they were the result of a deliberate decision to move the radiator under the seat instead of the usual position up front. In doing so, this allowed Benelli to make the front end narrower and make the steering geometry sharper. Another interesting touch was the use of aircraft-spec glue in conjunction with screws to secure the four trellises of the frame together.

The base Tornado Tre was equipped with excellent components such as 50mm Marzocchi USD forks, Extreme Tech monoshock, Brembo brakes, and an Arrow exhaust.

This example is VIN: ZBNTB00004P101218. It came to Iconic as an import; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 8,634 miles.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, the oil and oil filter, the coolant, and the brake fluid. We also repaired the wiring harness as the immobilizer was non-functional, repaired the brake light, repaired the plate light wiring, re-wrapped the entire harness, and reinstalled the lefthand mirror.

Angel did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2021
Tire Life – Front: 90%; Rear: 95%
Tire Pressure – Front: 32 PSI; Rear:
34PSI
Brake Life – Front: 85%; Rear: 95%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: New
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Cooling Fans: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Parking Light: Ok
Fuel Indicator Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: New
OCV: 13.07; Charing: 14.26V @4K RPM

Notes Test Ride: 2nd test ride ok.
*On first Test Ride, Bike died twice when coming off throttle; cleared code, re-test rode

Modifications:
Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:
[PLACEHOLDER]

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300F tires with date codes of 3021 and 2621.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:






Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Benelli is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any Tornado Tre 900 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2003

Make

Benelli

Model

Tornado Tre

Mileage

8,634

VIN

ZBNTB00004P101218

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 49

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: a***c

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
a***c September 27, 2023 12:06 pm PDT $7,850
b*******3 September 27, 2023 12:05 pm PDT $7,750
a***c September 27, 2023 12:05 pm PDT $7,700 Auto
a***c September 27, 2023 12:04 pm PDT $7,650 Auto
b*******3 September 27, 2023 12:04 pm PDT $7,550
a***c September 27, 2023 12:03 pm PDT $7,450 Auto
c****e September 27, 2023 12:03 pm PDT $7,350
a***c September 27, 2023 12:03 pm PDT $7,250 Auto
b*******3 September 27, 2023 12:03 pm PDT $7,150
a***c September 27, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $7,050 Auto
h*******o September 27, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $6,950
a***c September 27, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $6,850 Auto
b*******3 September 27, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $6,750
a***c September 27, 2023 11:59 am PDT $6,650 Auto
a*******2 September 27, 2023 11:59 am PDT $6,550
a***c September 27, 2023 11:58 am PDT $6,300 Auto
a*******2 September 27, 2023 11:58 am PDT $6,200
a***c September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $6,100 Auto
t********4 September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $6,000
a***c September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $5,800 Auto
t********4 September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $5,700
a***c September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $5,600 Auto
t********4 September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $5,500
a***c September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $5,300 Auto
t********4 September 27, 2023 11:55 am PDT $5,200
a***c September 27, 2023 11:46 am PDT $5,100
t********4 September 27, 2023 11:44 am PDT $5,000
b*******3 September 27, 2023 8:53 am PDT $4,900
g*******0 September 27, 2023 8:53 am PDT $4,800 Auto
b*******3 September 27, 2023 8:53 am PDT $4,700
g*******0 September 21, 2023 2:31 pm PDT $4,600
s******3 September 21, 2023 2:31 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
s******3 September 21, 2023 2:31 pm PDT $3,700 Auto
g*******0 September 21, 2023 2:31 pm PDT $3,600
s******3 September 21, 2023 11:28 am PDT $2,200 Auto
a*******2 September 21, 2023 11:28 am PDT $2,100
s******3 September 21, 2023 11:28 am PDT $2,000 Auto
a*******2 September 21, 2023 11:28 am PDT $1,900
s******3 September 21, 2023 8:01 am PDT $1,800 Auto
o*********s September 21, 2023 8:01 am PDT $1,700
s******3 September 21, 2023 8:01 am PDT $1,550 Auto
o*********s September 21, 2023 8:01 am PDT $1,450
s******3 September 20, 2023 7:37 pm PDT $1,350 Auto
o*********s September 20, 2023 7:37 pm PDT $1,250
s******3 September 20, 2023 4:08 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
w********e September 20, 2023 4:08 pm PDT $1,000
s******3 September 20, 2023 3:29 pm PDT $300 Auto
w********e September 20, 2023 3:29 pm PDT $200
s******3 September 20, 2023 3:27 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started September 20, 2023 1:00 pm PDT
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