The First Six Cylinder – 1979 Benelli 750 Sei

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Post-Sale Update: After 24 bids on eBay, this Benelli 750 Sei sold for $8,000.

The first production motorcycle to utilize six cylinders, the Benelli 750 Sei was the result of Alejandro De Tomaso (of sports car company fame), who had just purchased Benelli and wanted them to build a flagship.

Benelli 750 Sei - Side Cover

The inline six engine produced 71 horsepower, which was good enough to get the 485 pound bike up to 126 miles per hour. Want to learn more? Check out this article from Motorcycle Classics. Cycle World said the 750 Sei sounded like a V-12 Ferrari – judge for yourself:

Benelli 750 Sei - Gauges

This specific Benelli 750 Sei (VIN: 6946) has just 4,359 miles, and is an “un-restored, beautifully aged” example. The only thing I’d note is that the pipes have been painted black. These bikes are hard to find in decent shape nowadays, so I’m glad to be able to share it with you. All the sources I’ve seen state that the 750 Sei was produced until 1978, at which point it was turned into the 900 Sei in 1979. The seller claims this is a ’79 750, so I would just confirm why there’s a discrepancy before pulling the trigger.

Benelli 750 Sei - Left Side

Find this Benelli 750 Sei for sale in Dallas, Texas with bidding up to $5,700

Benelli 750 Sei - Rear

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