The Benelli Sei is a series of motorcycles that were produced by Italian manufacturer Benelli, and masterminded by automotive designer Alejandro de Tomaso.The Benelli 750 Sei is one of the more interesting motorcycles developed during the 1970s.
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The Benelli 750 Sei was the first production motorcycle with a 6-cylinder engine and had two model releases. With 96bhp at 9,000rpm and a top speed of 130mph the Benelli Sei was almost untouchable in the performance stakes.
The engine was based on the four-cylinder Honda CB500, but with two extra cylinders The cylinder head fins of the Sei were squared off to provide a cosmetic individuality, but otherwise the engine is in most respects obviously derived from the Honda.
Growing up in the 70s meant that every school kid knew of the six cylinder bikes. There is no doubt there’s plenty of character lurking within this Italian motorcycle that uses half a dozen pistons.