Benelli Motorcycle News & Reviews

Benelli is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers still in operation. The company started in Italy in 1911 and offered its first motorcycle for sale to the public in 1921. Benelli was successful in racing with several GP championships and Isle of Man TT victories. The brand was also popular in the United States in the 1960’s and 1970’s with bikes sold via Montgomery Ward and Cosmopolitan motors.

The brand changed ownership from the founding Benelli family in 1971 as it struggled to compete with the Japanese brands and stopped production by the end of the 70’s. The brand was relaunched in 1995 with small displacement models and scooters and eventually produced some innovative full-size bikes and even raced in World Superbike in 2001 and 2002 before weak sales again closed the doors on Benelli.
Benelli was acquired by Chinese company Qianjiang in 2005 and has slowly recovered with some models still produced in Pesaro, Italy and some models and components produced in China.

Popular models offered in the US market include the 302S and Leoncino Naked bikes, the TNT135 Mini Moto and the TRK502X Adventure bike.

Benelli Bike News & Reviews

2024 Keeway V302C Cruise
New 2024 Keeway V302C Cruiser Specs and Price

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

2024 Benelli TRK 702X adventure bike
Benelli Announces Models For U.S. Market

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

2022 Benelli TRK 800 First Look studio
2022 Benelli TRK 800 First Look

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

2021 Benelli TRK 502 X left side
2021 Benelli TRK 502 X Review

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Substantial and spacious, the Benelli TRK 502X offers real world rideability and has genuine off-road potential along dirt roads and hillside tracks.
2018 Benelli TRK 502X | FULL TEST

Saturday, August 25, 2018

2018 Benelli TNT135
2018 Benelli TNT135 | FIRST TEST

Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 Benelli 302R: FIRST LOOK

Tuesday, September 19, 2017