Where it says, and yes, this is a direct cut and paste:
An uncommon "sound"
As all those hooked up to the website "www.tornadobenelli.com" which has been specially prepared for the creation of this model, and which has transmitted the main stages of the presentation already personal and enthralling.
There is no need as someone has already done to patent the sound of an engine exhaust: what is important is to realize a unique engine.
Made me laugh out loud; I can't believe they just up and said it. Benelli's got some stones; I love it!
I saw the bike yesterday at Laguna and the sound is very cool! A bit deeper than the 4-cylinder superbikes, but very smooth and pleasing to the ear. That, and it looks really cool and seems very fast and competitive. It's been a long road for Benelli with the development of this bike, but I think we'll see the payoff very soon.
Our man in Europe (who attended the Laguna round of WSB) is working with Benelli right now to get the scoop on the bike. Details and what-not. We're even trying to get some on-board with Goddard at the helm to include in the write-up. Should be cool.
From what I understand, the initial limited edition won't be coming to the States unless you want to import it yourself (and pay a few hundred grand to get the bike EPA tested and spec'd heh). When they go into full production, however, the Tornado-line of bikes (they're intending the engine to power a complete line of bikes, from the Tornado flagship down to possibly a tamer street version and even a proposed naked sport version) should almost definitely be coming Stateside. It should sell competitively with MVAgusta's F4 and the higher-end Ducatis and whatnot, the round figure I got from a dealer in the UK for a price was approx. £10,500 if I recall correctly, which is somewhere around $16-17k depending on exchange rates heh. That price will probably come down in the second year of production.
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