Benellli 752S

Benelli unveils 752S naked bike

Benelli is expected to reveal its 752S naked bike next week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan after almost two years of waiting. Photos of the production-ready bike (pictured above) were circulated in February 2017. It is now “revealed” in a blur in this video filmed in the Italian Dolomites, north of the company …

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2018 Benelli Leoncino and Leoncino Trail factory

Benelli to open motorcycle factory in India

Benelli is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to announce it will open a factory to assemble and build bikes in India, the largest motorcycle market in the world. The Italian company was established in 1911 but is now owned by Chinese company Group Qianjiang with a mixture of manufacture in Shanghai, China, and Pesaro, Italy. Indian factory …

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2018 Benelli Leoncino Trail - Davidson motorcycle seat

Benelli Lencino adds Trail version

The Italian-designed and Chinese-owned Benelli Leoncino scrambler arrived in March and now the more off-road-oriented Trail variant will arrive in August. Both are learner-approved and powered by a 496cc parallel-twin. Extra for Trail The Scrambler comes in at $8990 ride away, while the Trail will costs an extra $600, although the only differences are that the Trail has …

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2018 Benelli Leoncino

Benelli Leoncino joins scrambler scramble

The scramble to have scramblers in your fleet continues with Italian-designed and Chinese-owned Benelli’s Leoncino scrambler. The 496cc parallel-twin-powered learner-approved scrambler is now available in Australia at $8990 ride away. Does Leoncino scramble? It’s not exactly what we call a scrambler, but this video suggests it is. It shows the rider sedately cruising through some …

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Benelli 752S doppelganger

Benelli unveils Ducati doppelganger models

Chinese-made and former Italian brand Benelli has introduced a range of new models that seem to be Ducati doppelganger models. It’s not unknown that Chinese manufacturers copy the intellectual property of other manufacturers, but Benelli has not been so blatant in the past. Doppelganger models The new 402S looks like a small-capacity doppelganger of the …

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Benellli 750cc 750GS

Benelli reveals 750cc Ducati Monster copy

Benelli plans a product assault this year, among them a new 750cc naked bike that looks incredibly like a Ducati Monster. These photos of a production-ready bike have been circulated on several websites in India. It is believed to be called the 750GS streetfighter and it is powered by a 750cc water-cooled parallel twin engine with …

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Benelli BN251 model assault

Benelli adding ABS in new model assault

Benelli has begun its 2017 model assault with the release of the BN251 to be followed by more models next year and ABS as an option across the range. The Italian-owned-and-developed, Chinese-made Benelli range will have as many as 14 motorcycles and a scooter available in Australia by mid-2017. Australian importers Urban Moto Imports have …

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All Italian Motorcycle Show in Perth for Headwest brain injury charty

Italian gems on show for brain injury

Some of the finest examples of Italy’s most iconic, desirable and collectable machines will be on show for a brain injury charity at the annual All Italian Motorcycle Show in Perth on October 16. The Moto Italiane Ovest has been running since 2004 and over the years organisers the Ducati Owners Club of Western Australia has donated about …

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Benelli Leoncino

New Benelli and Royal Enfield models

Importers of Benelli, MV Agusta and Royal Enfield, Urban Moto Imports, have announced no price increases across the whole range with the Himalayan and several new Benellis on the way. UMI marketing manager Joshua Pilley confirms the Royal Enfield Himalayan “is still going through homologation”, so it shouldn’t be too far from an official launch. The full …

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