5 Fun Facts about the Italian Superbike brand Benelli you probably didn’t know


As DSK Motowheels, one of India’s strongest players in the Superbike industry, announces its partnership with the Italian motorcycling legend – Benelli, we get you a roundup of these 5 interesting facts that will make your heart go vroooooom.

Benelli superbike

#1 Benelli is the oldest Italian motorcycle company.
Benelli commenced operations in 1911 in Presario, Italy; making them the oldest Italian motorcycle company.

#2 The Italian Superbike brand ‘Benelli’ was born in a garage.
Benelli brothers Guiseppe, Giovanni, Francesco, Filippo, Domenico and Antonio (Tonino) started the ‘Benelli’ garage that repaired and manufactured motorcycle parts.

#3 They created their first own bike the ‘Velomotore’ in 1921.
‘Velomotore’ was a single cylinder two stroke 75cc bike adapted to a bicycle frame immediately after which the 98cc ‘Motoleggera’ was manufactured.

#4 Tonino Benelli has more than 1000 victories in the Italian and European Championships and two World Titles.
Tonino Benelli won four Italian championship titles in five years from 1927 – 1931 Riding a Benelli 175.

#5 The Benelli 750 Sei was the first production motorcycle with a 6-cylinder engine.
The Benelli 750 Sei was a very progressive bike and was the only six-cylinder motorcycle in production until the entrance of the Honda CBX in 1978.

The DSK-Benelli merger has showcased the largest range of Italian bikes seen in India to date, like the sporty looking Tornado Naked Tre, or TNT superbikes that include the in-line, two cylinder TNT 302, the in-line, four-cylinder 600cc TNT 600 i as well as TNT 600 GT, the 898cc, in-line, three-cylinder TNT899 and 1131cc, also in-line, three-cylinder engine powered TNT1130R, a 155bhp plus superbike.

Benelli bike picture

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