Just look at those pipes. Yes, ‘Sei’ means six in Italian, and this is the legendary Benelli superbike from the 1970s. The 750 Sei was the first production motorcycle with a 6-cylinder engine, and instantly trumped the burgeoning Japanese triples and fours. Its predecessor, a 500cc four, was a close copy of the Honda CB500 and Benelli simply added two more cylinders to create the Sei. Later came the even faster 900 Sei, which unfortunately reverted to a more conventional 6-into-2 exhaust system. Benelli (est. 1911) is now part of the Qianjiang group, a Chinese company that produces 1.2m scooters and motorcycles a year. [Hat tip to Jan. Photos from Alain Avon's wonderful Flickr set.]
Canon EOS 5D | 1/160s | f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Focal length 135mm
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