1980 Benelli 350cc 350RS
Registration no. EJX 257W
Frame no. 11626
Engine no. 14299
Benelli remain one of Italy's most respected motorcycle companies and, having begun in 1910 -- under the direction of five Benelli brothers -- they are certainly the oldest. Unsurprisingly they have an excellent record in competitions, extending over half a century. A relatively low profile in UK, however, was effectively raised in the latter 1970s when an energised British distributor began selling the new range of 4- and 6-cylinder models that Sr de Tomaso had introduced, after buying the firm in 1973. In 10+ years of ownership the vendor has ridden the 350RS only once, due to his passion for building and galloping his own racing cars. While it's not Concours condition the sturdy 350-4 nevertheless is a visibly attractive machine, even standing still. Supplied with V5 registration document, invoices for a new chain and four 'plug caps, 2 MOT Certificates, the last dated September 2000, plus English-text workshop manuals for a 350RS (12 pp), and a 500 Quattro (70 pp).
- The Frame number is BM11626. The Engine number is BM014299.