Lot 107 - 1975 Benelli 750SEI
|Odometer reading||7,579 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,720|
The Benelli Sei were masterminded by automotive designer Alejandro de Tomaso from 1973 to 1989 with the 750 being the first production motorcycle with a six-cylinder engine. De Tomaso intended it to become Italy's premier sporting motorcycle and wanted it badged as a Moto Guzzi. On its launch, it received tremendous publicity overshadowing all other Italian bikes of that year and started the trend of angular designed motorcycles moving away from traditional round forms. The engine was based on the four-cylinder Honda CB500 but with two extra cylinders. The head fins of the Sei were squared off to provide a cosmetic individuality and the bike had a top speed of around 127mph. With a unique signature exhaust note from its six mufflers, it was widely considered as one of the smoothest European tourers.
Complete with Italian documents, this classic 1970’s motorcycle is described as in very good condition throughout, restored, as it has been, some ten years ago. The triple exhaust is reported to be original and the motorcycle itself is ready to use straightaway.
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