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Big Breeze from Italy: 1971-76 Benelli 650 Tornado

Benelli 650 Tornado Years Produced: 1971-1976 Power: 52-57hp @ 7,200rpm Top Speed: 97 mph (period test) Engine: 643cc (84mm x 58 mm) air-cooled, OHV parallel twin Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive Weight/MPG: 480lb wet/40-50mpg (avg.) Price then/now: $1,779 (1973)/$2,000-$9,000 Timing may not be everything, but bad timing can scuttle the best of plans. Through most ...

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