In 1995 Andrea Merloni bought the rights to the Benelli brand from the industrialist Alejandro de Tomaso. Having seen Triumph succeed with its 3-cylinder engines, Merloni briefed a team to build a stylish and exclusive motorcycle around a distinctive three-pot engine. A pre-production design excercise was exhibited at the 1999 Milan show, and the first Tornado Tre rolled off the Pesaro production line in 2002.
With the Tre’s trademark cooling fans in the seat hump, the 900RS model followed soon after. It’s powered by an 898cc fuel-injected triple that makes a claimed 143bhp @ 11,500rpm.
The bike here is effectively unused with very few recorded kilometres, and it’s described as being in as-new showroom condition.