c.1979 Benelli 254 Quattro Frame no. BH 11718 Engine no. BH 1842

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Lot 613N
c.1979 Benelli 254 Quattro
Frame no. BH 11718 Engine no. BH 1842

£ 2,000 - 4,000
US$ 2,600 - 5,200
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1979 Benelli 254 Quattro
Frame no. BH 11718
Engine no. BH 1842
Revitalised following its take-over by Argentine industrialist Alejandro de Tomaso, Benelli launched a range of new four- and six-cylinder sports bikes in the 1970s. Smallest of the range was the 254 (actually 231cc) quarter-litre roadster, its name deriving from '250cc/four cylinders'. When introduced in 1976, the 254 was one of the most expensive 250s on sale anywhere, but then its specification did include cast alloy wheels, Brembo disc brakes, and an electric starter. Stunningly styled and built like a watch, the high-revving lightweight had 27.8bhp on tap, which was good enough for a top speed of over 90mph (Motorcycle Mechanics achieved a best of 94.1mph at MIRA). A couple of years later the model was restyled, gaining a small handlebar fairing and some new colour schemes. Apparently original and correct, this example currently displays a total of 7,671km (4,767 miles) on the odometer. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1979 Benelli 254 Quattro Frame no. BH 11718 Engine no. BH 1842
c.1979 Benelli 254 Quattro Frame no. BH 11718 Engine no. BH 1842
c.1979 Benelli 254 Quattro Frame no. BH 11718 Engine no. BH 1842
c.1979 Benelli 254 Quattro Frame no. BH 11718 Engine no. BH 1842
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