R. M. Clarke
A fourteen year period from 1974 to 1988 saw the design and creation of a number of modern four cylinder models from Benelli. Models included the 350RS, 354 and 354 Sport models, and on the larger side were the 654T and the 654 Sport. Benelli went on to expand its range to include models of both higher and lower capacities. Test reports of the time confirmed that the handling and performance were what you would expect from an Italian bike with a 'pedigree'.