Benelli Motorcycles Logo – Benelli SpA is an Italian company manufacturer of motorcycles, The company was founded in 1911 in Pesaro Benelli at Rimini as the Benelli Garage was founded by six brothers. Since 1 October 2005, the company is the Chinese motorcycle and engine manufacturer Qianjiang , its products in Europe under the name Keeway are known.
The mass production of motorcycles began 1921st In the motorcycle world championship-winning Kel Carruthers 1969 title. 1971 he was the Argentine businessman Alejandro de Tomaso company. In 1974, the Benelli 750 Be the first machine produced in series with six-cylinder engine presents. The engine has the details in striking similarity to the engine of the Honda CB 500 Four on, so until it can be assumed on the number of cylinders a copy.
Due to lack of demand in the mid-1980s the production of motorcycles in 1992 and adjusted under the guidance of Andrea Merloni resumed, who bought the remains of the company and the brand name. Merlonis family is a large group of kitchen and Badezimmeraustattungen in Italy. He began with the successful production of motor scooters . In 2002, the Benelli Super Sports 900 Tornado Tre before, by a three-cylinder inline engine was driven. Two years later, the naked bike TNT (Tornado Naked Tre) with a 1,130 cm ³ displacement enlarged Tornado engine.
On 1 October 2005, the company in the Chinese motorcycle and engine manufacturer Qianjiang sold. The name “Benelli” will be retained. From 2006 the motors stopped at Moto Morini are produced in order, but in itself Benelli Pesaro.