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Benelli 125 Sport

Dailies. Galleries — 8, 2010

In the spring of 1911, six acting with the support of mother, founded a bicycle and repair shop called the Garage. Nine years Benelli made its first a 75cc two-… that stuck in a bicycle frame. a year after that made their first and a year after that the first race.

Next Benelli will turn here’s a rare look its photo archive.

Tonino last of the six brothers. Thanks to Benelli tasted victory for the time. Ace of aces of Italian

Here in 1924 with the 147 two-… at the starting position at Foglia racetrack.

The adventure in at the TT on the Isle of Man concluded with a place by British rider Ted on the invincible 250 twin cam.

here the trophy of the Light 250 conquered at TT.

The Argentine Luigi in action in Rome on the track of the Baths. It was the 1950’s and the 250 twin cam to lay down the law in the competitions.

Dario Ambrosiani, rider and in symbiosis. Italian Champion and Champion in 1950 with the 250 twin cam.

The twin cam in the factories on via Mameli by the workers and Benelli.

1953 was the first of the Motogiro, the stage race by Stadio. Over 200 were off at the gun, but to win the race was 289 Leopoldo on the Benelli 125 Leoncino, undisputed of the race.

Bassotto model of the 125 two-…: the model designed by the maker for the races.

Bolognese Ferrari while he literally open the waters during the He would qualify first in the race of the Motogiro in the 125cc of series-derived motorcycles.

A lovely of the new 250 four-cylinder at the presentation in 1960.

Grassetti, rider raised who debuted the Benelli four-cylinder and won on the circuit in 1962.

Grassetti over on the “lumacone” 250 on the Turin He came  in second behind his the magnificent Geoff Duke, who won in style.

Tarquinio Provini in Pesaro 1964, just enough to participate in two World Championships and the calamity at the Tourist Trophy, his ill-fated fall  forced him to from racing altogether.

The loved rider and best by Benelli fans. He was  along with Giacomo and his MV Agusta in the “Temporada Romagnola.” Champion in 1968 and 1969 the 250 and 350cc.

Kel Carruthers: the misfortunes of Pasolini would be luck of the who claimed the 1969 World with the 250cc, bringing to Pesaro a second world

A rare photograph depicting the Mike Hailwood on the saddle of the 350 on the Villa Fastiggi circuit at the “Pesaro Mobili” Grand of  1971. He came in second, in a fabulous duel with the MV of Agostini before a crowd of enthusiastic spectators.

Jarno even this champion mount a Benelli, and on a memorable day ahead of Agostini to win the 350 and 500cc with the brand new Benelli designed Benelli engineer,

Peter Goddard

People and

Benelli brothers: 1 Tonino: Italian champion in the 175 class. 2 third born and sales for the company.  3 Giovanni, technical and father of the Leoncino 125, that proclaimed Benelli’s after World War II. 4 Giuseppe, born of the illustrious family, a renowned engineer and motorcycling as well as originator of many products and patents (in 1950, he Motobi).

5 Filippo, the financial of the family, whose input the projects of the six brothers to become a 6 Domenico, known as Mimo, of sporting activities and the racing

View of the factory from via n.22.  Historical entrance to the factory with view of the two atop the entry gates. is why the company used the lions as symbol. 1960.

1939 before the outbreak of the Second War, this shot some of the Benelli workforce, numbered 1,000 odd employees on three shifts (8/12/24), an number given that had only 40,000 inhabitants.

Assembly chain of the four-… 175 The aerial feeder directly to the chassis and paint shops is in view.

1960 A group of Benelli riders pose for the photograph.

Benelli 125 Sport
Benelli 125 Sport

Party for Benelli employees, one of the occasions where a convivial, atmosphere could be felt. between employees are the six Benelli and their mother Teresa all grouped around a model of the 175

A moment during the presentation of the 500 Sport in 1936. Pictured are in a smock and Tonino at far left. In a twist of fate, he would his … on this very in 1937 on the roads of Riccione a test ride.

The 125 lightweight released in 1922, the very model, both safe and to handle. The cylinder was machined out of a bar of

147 Normale and Sport of 1925, designed with the double and sporty styling. Reliable and a promise of speed made the first winning motorcycle in the of Tonino Benelli.

175 Gran Monza of 1931, the first motorcycle to mount a Benelli engine — a racing bike for It won the fourth Italian title.

500 Sport of 1936. Engine in 1933 with the touring It was complemented by the sport model, first maxi motorcycle continued to be produced until the of the Second World War.

500 VLC, motorcycle designed for the Italian Army but produced in a number for civil use. An road mule.

In 1951, brought out the model that be an unqualified sales success for the A model with a long span, it remained in production 1962 with 13 models and a total 72,000 sold. It was a in countless road races.

In the new Leoncino started a new phase for the two-… model.

250 four-… Special with Motobi derived from the famous engines that had racked up so victories for the bike maker by Giuseppe Benelli.

Tornado 650 of the maxi motorcycle and the last designed under the management of the brothers. The epic journey of the family came to a close this appealing and efficient

750 Sei of 1975 was the first six-cylinder in on the world market. It marked one of the successes of Benelli’s management De Tomaso.

900 Sei of 1980 was the outgrowth of the six-cylinder designed by Prampolini for De

Tornado Tre 900 of 2000. The rekindling of racing spirit was imbued in the Tornado 650 of the 1970’s. This sport bike was introduced on of the Tourist Trophy of 2000, admiration for its performance and innovative

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