With all the classic style bikes on the market it was only a matter of time before someone decided to produce a modern Cafe Racer and the Benelli 1130 Cafe Racer is exactly that. Benelli motorcycles have been building motorcycles since 1921.
With its attractive Metallic Gold paint job and the sharp lines, the Benelli Café Racer 1130 is a pretty imposing presence that demands instant respect.
One of the best ever incarnations of the naked motorcycle theme. A massively powerful motor allied to a funky design and capable chassis makes the Benelli effortlessly good at wheelies and general A-road hooning.
At the heart of this Italian beauty lies an in line triple, 1131 cc, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC engine. The unit rewards you with a maximum output of 129 HP at 8500 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 5250 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a six speed transmission with wet clutch.
Among the features offered by the Benelli Cafe Racer 1130 you’ll find the latest carbon fibre extras, machined alloy components, and a sporty 50 mm diameter adjustable front Marzocchi fork. The bike was also fitted with first class brakes that come from Brembo.
The rims are made of forged aluminium alloy and the body features several carbon fibre components to reduce the bikes overall weight (199kg). Breaking is optimised by a high performance Brembo system to slow you down when the 101kw, 4 stroke, 3 cylinder, 1130cc engine starts to get the better of your rational side and the little "windscreen" on the front supplies you with enormous amounts of "aerodynamic protection". Little button was placed on the dash that when pressed allows you to switch between free power and controlled power. The free power setting gives you access to the engines torque meaning when you feel like it's time to have some fun it's just the push of a button away while the controlled power setting is best for when you have a passenger who might not be as thrilled by your up on one manoeuvres or knee grating cornering as you are. And that setting saves you fuel too.
Benelli CAFE RACER 1130 specificationsEngine and transmission
Engine: 4 steps, 3 cylinder, c an inclination forward on 15 degrees, an antivibrating shaft. The mechanism of gas of distribution by a circuit, 4 valves on the cylinder.
System of cooling: liquid, 2 radiators, 2 electric fans. 1 oil radiator.
Diameter of the cylinder and course of the piston: 88 x 62 mm
Working volume: 1130ccm
Degree of compression: 11.5:1
The maximal capacity: 101 kw @9250 rev/min
The maximal twisting moment: 117 Nanometers at 6750 rev/min
Fuel system: injection of fuel, 1 atomizer on the cylinder
Box of transfers: 6 high-speed
Coupling: in an oil bath
Primary transfer: gears
Frame: the mixed design; a forward part from the steel pipes, connected by screws with a cast spatial part from an aluminium alloy.
Brakes: lobbies - 2 floating disks in diameter 320mm, 4 piston support; back: 1 disk with 2 piston support
Wheels (aluminium): lobbies 3.5", back 6.00"
Trunks: a lobby 120/70 17 "; back 190/50 17 "
Height on a saddle: 780mm
Wheel base: 1419mm