Benelli

  • Benelli’s Getting Sporty

    Benelli’s Getting Sporty

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    For those with a sporty disposition, the Benelli Tornado is making a return for 2024. Benelli’s had a tumultuous old time over the past twenty-odd years, but since being taken over by Chinese firm QJMotor in 2005, they’ve been going from strength to strength. While its bread and butter is no longer the seriously sexy…

  • Leaked! Benelli 902 S

    Leaked! Benelli 902 S

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    A Chinese authority has released information and an image of the Benelli 902 S, a naked bike that bears a strong resemblance to the 752 S. However, it boasts a larger engine size and more powerful capabilities. In 2005, the Chinese company Qianjiang Group acquired the renowned Italian motorcycle brand Benelli. Fast forward to 2018,…

  • Ridden: Benelli TnT 125

    Ridden: Benelli TnT 125

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    There’s always been a healthy contingent of bikers who like belting about on small-wheeled, almost ’mini-bikes’. And that’s why Benelli decided to get in on the act, building on the success of Honda’s MSX125 by creating a funky little pocket-sized naked. Having admired its good looks and heard numerous tales of how much of a…

  • Cost-Effective Classics: Benelli 2C and Moto Guzzi 250TS

    Cost-Effective Classics: Benelli 2C and Moto Guzzi 250TS

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    An alternative take on 70s stroker twins – WORDS: Steve Cooper PHOTOS: Mortons Archive Italian bikes come with reputations of various kinds. Generally, they handle better than many of their Oriental counterparts, have malevolent electrics, can be unreliable and difficult to repair and, very often, are fearsomely expensive. This month we aim to set the…

  • Benelli: 802S naked for 2023?

    Benelli: 802S naked for 2023?

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    There’s talk that the Italian factory is gearing up to reveal a bigger and punchier version of its 752S middleweight naked. ‘Middleweight’ naked bikes are big business. All of the biggest names in the game have their own version of the stripped-back bikes which neatly blend sporty performance with comfort and practicality… But of late…

  • Adventure-ready Benelli is coming!

    Adventure-ready Benelli is coming!

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    It seems like we bring you an update about the latest rumoured Benelli motorcycle every month. The Chinese-owned, Italian-based factory appears to be intent on growing its already extensive range at an increasingly frantic pace – and the latest bike to catch our eye is the rumoured TRK702. Following on from the huge success of…

  • The TRK 702…

    The TRK 702…

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    Alongside the TRK502 and TRK800, it’s reported that Benelli is planning to release a third middleweight adventure bike to its line-up. Benelli’s TRK502 adventure bike has been a massive success for the Italian-cum-Chinese firm, managing to claim the top spot in the Italian motorcycle sales charts in both 2020 and 2021. As such, it should…

  • Benelli goes BIG

    Benelli goes BIG

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    The Chinese-owned Italian brand has added a new bike to its stable. On its 110th anniversary, Benelli announced details of the latest bike to join its ever-growing range of bikes: the new TRK 800 adventure tourer. Powered by the same engine as the Leoncino 800 which kicks out 76.2bhp and 67Nm of torque, the new…

  • REVEALED: Benelli’s FIRST electric motorcycle

    REVEALED: Benelli’s FIRST electric motorcycle

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    The Chinese company behind the Italian brand has just revealed its first prototype electric motorcycle at the 2021 Beijing Motor Show– and we’ve got our hands on the design drawings. Built by QJ Motors, the QJ7000D will be sold under the Benelli brand in most markets, which means we can expect a slightly catchier name…

  • Benelli launches myBenelli app with MOTO.APP

    Benelli launches myBenelli app with MOTO.APP

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    Benelli has launched myBenelli, a new app developed in collaboration with MOTO.APP, designed to always be connected to your bike, share routes, activities and emotions among Benelli users.

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