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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-27-2007, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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MV most exclusive? What about Benelli and Bimota?

Why do we never include Benelli and Bimota in conversations about awesome exclusive Italian bikes? I feel like we're always talking about how much nicer and more exclusive the MV is compared to the Ducs, but never the Bimotas or Benellis.

If I EVER saw a Tesi on the street, I can tell you I would stop looking at any MVs in the area. There's got to be more MV out there than Tesis or Tornadoes.
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It isn't always about being exclusive. It also is because MVs look great! For sure there has been discussion about Bimota. Benelli's are very rare, mainly because they DID go under a bit ago, but now are run under new owners (Asian company?)

I wouldn't mind it if Benelli got their marketing together and started reaching out more (like in the states, etc).
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Not sure about the Benelli's...

BUT! the Bimota DB5

Moto Corse have produced a limited edition for Bimota, looks amazing.

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I saw a Tesi and a Delerio on east 65th street a couple of weeks ago - one was being riden by Shane Turpin - they are absolutely beautiful pieces of kenetic art, but the engine is nothing to write home about when compared to my Brute.
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Yeah, the moto corse DB5 is really nice.... i see it at the shop every time i go. not sure when somebody will pony up to actually buy one.

Tornadoes look really good as well. but i can't imagine trying to get one fixed if it ever needed something done to it....!!

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Yes you raise a good point. But as previously said it is not completely about being exclusive. I personally am an admirer or Mr Tamburini's work. I guess you know the "TA" in BIMOTA" is for Tamburini?.
The original Bimotas are still beautiful works of engineering.
The current ones are a bit too avant garde for my tastes, and keep running fairly agricultural engines. I wish them well, but they really need better engines now.
As for Bennelli, I just never got into the whole triple thing. I actually think they look a bit weird.
So in short, yes they are exclusive, I just prefer the MV CRC designs, which is why I have one.
Gotta love the Italians, I hope they keep producing such innovative manufacturers.

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It's kind of like talking about Ferraris and Lamborginis as opposed to TVR or Spyker. They're exclusive but a bit too far out of the box.

Personally, I've never thought much of Bimota mostly because they were just to weird/ugly for my taste -not to mention they been in business and out of business so many times, I'm not ever sure if they're still around.

Benelli would have been very popular in America if the Tre actually made it to the states. Pity things with the distributor fell apart.

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No interesting bike Benelli here in Italy!
Difficult to sell.
Bimota ok,but very expensive!
I think the best is MV.

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The best commitment between beauty, exclusivity and quality is MV.

Bimota doesn´t look so great as MV and Benelli forget it.
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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by pigiolino
No interesting bike Benelli here in Italy!
Difficult to sell.
Bimota ok,but very expensive!
I think the best is MV.
Pier, I agree with you.
Benelli, the completions are very bad, incomparable with MV.
Bimota is very good but the engines are a little light level power for as much of money. I prefer Vyrus It's like Bimota but with a big motor.

MV, n° 1 !!!
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