As soon as you get on the new Sport Evo you know that this won’t be your average riding experience because given to this bike’s versatility you really don’t know what feature of it will amaze you next. The engine pulls strongly at any rev range and the top quality chassis is the piece that completes the impeccable riding feel.
I immediately noticed that the seat is a perfect unit for it as it makes you feel like you’re one with the bike and not riding on top of it as you might expect from a motorcycle that you haven’t ridden before. The wide and tall handlebars don’t have your hands stretched and even though there are no scrappers on your riding suit the arrangement of the footpegs will surely have you willing to see if can touch the asphalt so why don’t wear them when going for a long ride?
Hit the starter button and bring to life the mighty 124 horsepower 1131cc inline-triple and while letting it worm up a little bit I suggest enjoying the wonderful bang that it produces and no vibrations would come near you while at idle and neither when pushing it strongly down the motorway.
Now that I was properly accommodated on top of a wormed up engine and with a clear route in my head I was good to go. In the urban jungle any bike in this category will perform excellent, but the Benelli is simply more than I can take. It delivers great torque from well down low and it is extremely easy to maneuver between cars on crowded streets and this helps a lot when taking it on a weekend trip.
Revving the engine shyly between stop signs isn’t the best performance of such a bike so I was on my way to the twisty paths of road on which I like to see the handling characteristics of a bike.
2008 Benelli Tornado Naked Tre 1130 Sport Evo
By the time I was approaching such an enjoyable sector of my short trip I was feeling well at home on the Tornado Naked Sport Evo. The bike’s easy and yet quick handling helped me take it through corners with the greatest ease and it really makes you feel like there’s nothing else that you would desire. Power is a twist of a throttle away and it would straighten out your ride immediately, while the powerful brakes will yet again prepare before the courageous lean over.
The fully adjustable front and rear suspensions will help a rider get even closer to its culminant point when riding a bike and I bet that it would happen on the same sector of road. The 50mm upside-down fork and tubular steel trellis swingarm keep it stable and safe around the corners proving that there can be no biggest expectancy from a bike in this category.
On the motorways I suggest approaching the naked aerodynamic position which involves the chin in the chest and the throttle kept opened with only the tip of your fingers. It has no point doing this if not rolling with high speed and in this case we’re talking about a top speed of over 160 mph. At this kind of speeds you can’t really talk about wind protection on a naked bike, but I have to say that it doesn’t feel like of a fully undressed Bandit or Hornet, the small fairing does complete with the goal of its creation.
An impressive Italian ride is all a rider can desire in a worm April day and I wasn’t about to become an exception. Awesome ride and top quality built bike.
The new Benelli Tornado Naked Tre 1130 Sport Evo definitely situates among the bikes I would beg to take home and even though I’ve ridden better, the Italian styling and charm is simply irreplaceable. Good power and peak torque, quick handling and a comfortable riding position is exactly what buyers search for when heading to Benelli and there are much chances that you will do so and feel satisfied with reading this review.