With two Grand Prix world championships and a six-cylinder production bike to its credit, Benelli owns an impressive heritage. And if that weren’t enough, you have to admire any company that once named a motorcycle Barracuda! Today, the Benelli motorcycle brand remains a bit player in the US market, in recent years with a small portfolio of streetfighters, sport and adventure bikes. All share a charismatic 1130cc inline triple engine and six-speed cassette-style gearbox that offers a ratio for every situation – from slogging though city traffic to flat out across Nevada. Upright steetfighters include three TNT models, while the Cafe Racer gets lower bars and a solo seat. The Tornado 1130 is Benelli’s only pure sportbike, while the Tre K and Tre K Amazons offer variations on the adventure-bike theme.