1934 Benelli Super Sport 500

Maker
Benelli
Model
Super Sport 500
Engine Size
500
Year
1934
Condition
Conservative Restoration
Number plate
Missing
Original paperwork
Missing
Registration
FMI “Targa oro” plaque
Code
BEN00232
Price
£ 42,086
Description
The dual-cam Benelli Sport 500 was produced in 1934 on the back of the company's racing experience, with Tonino Benelli winning the Italian championship four times in a row between 1927 and 1930 with OHV engines. The lines were larger and more imposing in order to house the new 493 cc engine. The Sport 500, accompanied by a sidecar in the “super” version, was immediately considered one of the most beautiful and technologically advanced bikes of the age. The engine is a four-stroke single-cylinder model, tilted forwards 12 degrees. The cylinder and head were made of cast iron, with a dual exhaust pipe.