Benelli — Family Matters: Part 1 Italy

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Benelli — Family Part 1

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Benelli is probably not as well as many other Italian manufacturers, at least not outside of at the present. That is where of them are sold as the company has few distributors outside of the continent. are some very good out there which are incredibly and attentive, but you have to work to them.

However, those who are with Benelli know the beauty and extreme attention to present in every motorcycle in the company’s Pesaro, Italy, They will also you how quirky Benellis can be; just a off-center and different than other manufacturers from in the world. Though, this certainly does not mean Benelli produces anything than excellent, well-made, and fast motorcycles!

What is that, a quad-

Early Years

It all started in Pesaro in 1911 by a very and exceedingly bright woman. Her was Teresa Benelli and she created the to help give stable to her sons: Giuseppe, Giovanni, Filippo, Domenico and Antonio Right there at the beginning it as a simple automobile and motorcycle shop. They took in vehicles and did repairs and tuning on them for people in their and throughout Italy.

Given the period — the 20 th century — many of the which were needed for the work had to be made by the Benelli There was no FedEx or UPS back so they could not order and wait for whatever part needed to be shipped in from Instead, they built by hand and installed them at location.

They had a reputation as a good maintenance and repair and it grew quickly with passing year.

1981 Benelli 254 Quattro Photo courtesy of Mike

Benelli 125 2 C

The Pre War Years

By 1920, though, had decided to build their own in-house. They did just by manufacturing a 75c.c. two-… which was used to power a It sold relatively well.

success drove them to their first complete again built in their Only a year later — in 1921 — produced a 98c.c. two-… motorcycle. The high level of attention to detail and performance as it often does, led them the racing world with model.

In 1923, Benelli built a motorcycle based on that machine. Young Tonino the took this bike to the and proved that he was a worthy and that Benelli could great racing motorcycles their bikes were and reliable.

Just two years in 1939, Benelli created a supercharged 250c.c. motorcycle for in the 1940 season. That had also seen them in the world-famous Isle of Man TT and win in the Lightweight TT on their previous generation machine with rider Ted

At the time, the TT was considered the most motorcycle race in the world. (It is Soichiro Honda decided to his new machines in the late 1950’s in to prove Honda motorcycles compete in the world market.) The new was to be even more powerful and However, the Benelli Four, as the 250c.c. bike was called, managed to compete in a few Italian World War II had begun and motorcycle was far off of everyone’s priority lists the conflict was over and life needed the lure of racing for and championships.

Benelli 125 2 C

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