Benelli Tornado Tre 900 Novecento


Make Model

Benelli Tornado Tre 900 Novecento


2005 - 06


Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


898 cc / 54.8 cu in
Bore x Stroke 85.3 x 52.4 mm mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump


Sagem, electronic ignition with 1 injector for each cylinder


Electronic ignition 

Starting Electric

Max Power

104.4 kW / 140 hp @ 11500 rpm

Max Torque

95 Nm / 9.69 kgf-m / 70.1 lb-ft @ 8800 rpm


Wet, multiplate with anti-blocking system


6 Speed
Final Drive Chain


Front section in chrome-molybdenum steel tubes,rear section inhollow cast aluminium box section

Front Suspension

Öhlins, adjustable in compression/rebound and preloading fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm composed of cast and pressed Aluminium parts with Öhlins monoshock adjustable in compression rebound and preload

Front Brakes

2 x 320 mm Ø discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm Ø disc, 4 piston caliper

Front Wheel

3.5 x 17 in

Front Tyre


Rear Wheel

6.0 x 17 in

Rear Tyre



1395 mm / 54.9 in

Seat Height

810 mm / 31.9 in

Dry Weight

198 kg / 437 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.5 Litres / 5.4 US gal

Fuel Consumption

6.2 L/100 km / 16.2 km/l / 38.1 US mpg

Standing ¼ mile

10.8 sec

Top Speed

260 km/h / 162 mph

The Tornado is the only production bike with the radiator under the seat, drawing fresh air in through two dynamic ducts with two vertical inlets under the indicators.

This solution not only stops heat from building up at the centre of the vehicle, but also reduces the size of the front of the bike, making it more aerodynamic.

The philosophy behind the Tornado Novecento Tre is that of a bike built around the rider. The many aerodynamic tests carried out allowed the elimination of all turbulence which might tire the rider and disturb his/her driving.

In this way, the rider is perfectly integrated, becoming more at one with the bike. Fabulous colours and graphics enhance the Tornado’s lines. The bike is available in exclusive grey/green colours, in the aggressive red version and with elegant grey/black livery.

The frame was made by joining the front part, including the steering pivot and the side trellis frame structure made of molybdenum chrome steel to the rear part, made of cast aluminium alloy.

The two parts are made integral by strong screws securing the four trellises, which allow an extremely solid join, reinforced by structural gluing, as in the aeronautical industry, to completely exclude micro-movements and vibrations.

The front fork is made by Marzocchi to a Benelli design, with a pressed end and Ergal 55 tubes. The suspension has adjustable rebound, compression and spring pre-loading, so that the bike can be rapidly adapted to the rider’s preferences. The length-adjustable feature also allows the rear suspension to be raised or lowered according to the desired set up.

The Tornado Novecento Tre is the only bike in the world which uses the Extreme Technology rear shock with an Ergal 55 central body. As well as being stronger and lighter than the conventional models, its temperatures remain lower, providing constant performance.