Benelli Tre-K  899




Make Model

Benelli Tre-K 899




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


898 cc / 54.8 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88 x 49.2 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump


Electronic injection with 3 throttle bodies 53 mm ō
Exhaust With catalytic converter and oxygen sensor


Digital - inductive type via electronic engine management
Electric Electric

Max Power

78 kW / 105 hp @ 10000 rpm

Max Torque

74.5 Nm / 7.65 kgf-m 55 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Decomposable, front steel trestle, rear aluminium alloy casting




95 mm / 3.7 in

Front Suspension

50 mm ō Marzocchi non-adjustable forks
Front Wheel Travel 150 mm / 5.9 in

Rear Suspension

Sachs monoshock, adjustable for preload and damplng

Rear Wheel Travel 144 mm / 5.7 in

Front Brakes

2 x 320 mm ō discs, 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm ō disc, 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Dimensions Length: 2183 mm / 84.9 in
Width:     850 mm / 33.5 in
Height:  1320 mm / 52.0 in
Wheelbase 1515 mm / 60.0 in
Seat Height 840 mm / 33.0 in

Dry Weight

215 kg / 474 lbs
Wet Weight 240 kg / 529 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.7 Litres / 5.5 US gal

Fuel Reserve

4 L / 1.1 US gal
Top Speed 255 km/h / 140 mph
Colours Silver/green, Black, White/black
Review Visordown



enelli describes its Tre-K 899 as an entry-level sports-tourer, and by the Italian firmís standards thatís exactly what it is. Along with the 899 TNT, the Tre-K has the smallest engine and lowest price in Benelliís range of triples. And, like its big brother, the 1130 Tre-K, the new 899 is a relaxed alternative to the naked TNT.

But youíve only got to hook a leg over the 899ís tall seat and hit the starter button, bringing the 12 valve triple to life with a malicious burble from the underseat silencer, to realise Benelliís definitions differ from those of most other firms. By the time youíve howled through the gears and flicked through a few bends, itís clear the new Tre-K is no sports-touring softie but a sweethandler big on three-cylinder character.

That said the downsized Tre-K does have some long-distance credentials. Itís closely based on the 1130 Tre-K, the first new model launched after ailing Benelli was taken over by Chinese giant Qiang Jiang in 2005. Like that bike, the 899 combines Benelliís familiar aluminium and tubular steel frame with more relaxed steering geometry, increased suspension travel and a half-fairing with an adjustable screen.

The motor is a mildly detuned version of the smaller TNTís 898cc, liquid-cooled motor. New camshafts and revised injection mapping combine to boost low-rev power while reducing the peak output from 120bhp to 106bhp at 10,000rpm. Benelli claim the 899Kís touring ability is enhanced by its leaner-burning engine, giving better fuel economy than the thirsty 899 TNT. Whatever, the detuned three-pot motor is brilliantly flexible, pulling from 2000rpm with the stomp youíd expect of a bigger engine. Accelerating out of bends with about 5000rpm on the tacho, the Benelli hauls hard, helped by a sweet-shifting six-speed box. Top speedís about 140mph; fast enough for most.

Source: Visordown