Post Sale Update: This Benelli sold for $3,050 after 8 bids on eBay.
A rare find in the US, the Benelli 654 was available as a Standard as seen here or as a Sport model with the different bars and the fairing from a 900 Sei. Either way, it wasn’t a successful machine but they’re so hard to find that I feel obligated to bring this one to your attention.
This tale of ownership by Keith Williams can be politely summarized by saying that the chassis, suspension, and brakes were above average for the time but the 654 was plagued with vibration, a general lack of power, and the ability to turn moisture into rust:
“Once, I left the bike out overnight, came down the next day and could barely recognize the machine. Covered in crud, rust, and alloy corrosion. It seems to suck water out of the atmosphere.”
This example (VIN: dgm500900med11081) is said to be mostly original with approximately 13,700 miles on the odometer. It’s said to run well but it is being sold on a Bill of Sale only. Make sure to park it in your garage!
Find this Benelli for sale in Suches, Georgia with bidding up to $3,000