|The Restoration of a 1974 Benelli 2C Motorcycle|
|In 1973 Benelli was acquired by Argentinian industrialist Alejandro de Tomaso. New ownership saw the company leap (briefly) ahead of the Japanese as the public eagerly accepted the new Benelli multi-cylinder bikes. The 350 Quattro, the 500 Quattro and the amazing six-cylinder 750 Sei were successes in their day and are rightly regarded as classics today.
Sadly, the 250 2C twin cylinder two strokes - and their badge engineered cousins the Moto Guzzi 250TS - have never enjoyed the same success or respect. Despite a production life of over a decade they were technologically inferior to the Japanese opposition and plagued by electrical problems.
However, they possess stunning race-bred handling, are equipped with the very best Italian componentry and the fabulous de Tomaso styling makes them a most attractive bike more than thirty years after their release.
Are they worthy of restoration? We think so. Read on and join Don, Jim and me in the restoration of a 1974 Benelli 2C.
|December 2009. The restoration is finished! Read about how she rides and looks.|
|August 2013. Another 2C restored! Click here to follow it all a second time round.|
|May 2014. Five 2Cs restored and 15,000 km ridden. What goes wrong (not much) and how to fix it.|
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