2009 Benelli Tre-K 899

Monday, December 19th 2011. | Benelli

2009 Benelli Tre-K 899 The spacious riding position is perfect and the pegs and handlebars couldn’t be placed any more naturally for comfortable riding. The seat is nicely padded and there’s excellent wind protection from the manually adjusted screen. There’s a 20.7-litre fuel tank for big miles and it comes fitted with Dunlop’s brilliant RoadSmart sports touring tyres, which is MCN’s 2008 tyre of the year. The leverage offered by the wide bars make the Tre K 899 easy to flick through tight, twisty flip-flop corners. It’s as agile as a big supermoto, like the Ducati Hypermotard or KTM990SM or SMT. With a chassis set-up perfected by test rider and ex-Bimota works racer Gianluca Galasso, the Benelli is stable in the corners and offers lots of feedback, despite have non-adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks and a Sachs rear shock adjustable for preload and rebound damping only.

Engine
2009 Benelli Tre-K 899 The basic architecture of this fuel injected, liquid-cooled 105bhp three-cylinder engine can be traced all the back to the original Benelli Tornado superbike. Last year it also featured in the TNT899 super naked, but in this guise the motor is tuned for lots of real-world grunt and has a nice flat torque curve. There’s a healthy kick of power at high rpm and a wailing three-cylinder soundtrack to die for. The throttle response isn’t completely smooth at low revs but Benelli put this down to the fuel mapping they’ve had to use to pass Euro 3 emissions tests. This motor doesn’t have the slipper clutch of its bigger 1130cc brother, so there’s lots of engine braking off the throttle, which isn’t a problem, it just takes getting used to.

2009 Benelli Tre-K 899 One of new innovation on Benelli is give new feeling in the appearance and good technology on the engine. 2009 Benelli Tre-K 899 now has a smaller sibling – the Tre-K 899. The new bike is powered by Benelli’s 898cc, three-cylinder engine. As at home off road as it is on road. The 2009 Benelli Tre-K 899 provides agility and ability in abundance giving the rider total confidence and maximum enjoyment, if you like this motor, you just prepare your money £6999 .

Specifications

Top speed

140mph

1/4-mile acceleration

11.7 secs

Power

105bhp

Torque

55ftlb

Weight

210kg

Seat height

810mm

Fuel capacity

20.7 litres

Average fuel consumption

mpg

Tank range

miles

Insurance group

17

Engine size

898cc

Engine specification

12-valve, inline-triple

Frame

Steel trellis/cast ali

Front suspension adjustment

Non-adjustable

Rear suspension adjustment

Preload and rebound damping

Front brakes

2 x 320mm discs

Rear brake

240mm disc

Front tyre size

120/70 17 in

Rear tyre size

180/55 17 in

 

2009 Benelli Tre-K 899

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