Benelli Caffe Nero 150: history, specs, pictures

The Benelli Caffenero 150 was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves scooter produced by Benelli between 2011 and 2016. Max torque was 10.33 ft/lbs (14.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 13.01 HP (9.7 KW) @ 7500 RPM.

Benelli Caffe Nero 150
Also called Caffenero 150
Production 2011 - 2016
Class Scooter
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves
Bore / Stroke 55.9mm x 55.9mm
Compression ratio 11:1
Horsepower 13.01 HP (9.7 KW) @ 7500RPM
Torque 10.33 ft/lbs (14.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System 26mm PD26J 125 carburetor
Ignition analogue cdi
Transmission Gear box: belt

Final Drive: gears

Clutch: dry, centrifugal. automatic
Suspension Front: 33mm telescopic fork
Rear: adjustable mono-shock
Brakes Front: single 240mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear: single 240mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 100/80 - 16
Rear Tire 120/80 - 16
Wheelbase 53.5 inches (1359 mm)
Length 81.5 inches (2070 mm)
Width 28.11 inches (714 mm)
Height 49.61 inches (1260 mm)
Seat Height 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Weight 262.35 pounds (119.0 Kg) (dry), 119.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.95 Gallon (7.40 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The engine was a liquid cooled liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves. A 55.9mm bore x 55.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 124.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).


The bike has a belt transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, centrifugal. automatic.


It came with a 100/80 - 16 front tire and a 120/80 - 16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 240mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the front and a single 240mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 33mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a adjustable mono-shock. The Caffenero 150 was fitted with a 1.95 Gallon (7.40 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 262.35 pounds (119.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 53.5 inches (1359 mm) long.

2016 Benelli Caffenero 150Edit

The 2016 MY Benelli California 150 is a middle-class scooter that boasts standard features such as front and rear disc brakes, a dual seat, passenger grab handles, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, an under-seat storage compartment, LED taillights and a suspension package composed of a front telescopic fork and a rear adjustable mono-shock.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 151cc, single cylinder powerhouse paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), that reaches a maximum power output of 13 horsepower and 13 Nm of torque.