Company History

Benelli has a legendary history spanning more than a century. 100 years of challenges, successes and satisfactions united by the passion for two wheels.

In 1911 Teresa Benelli, widowed, invested all the capital of her family to establish a workshop and ensure a stable job for her six sons, Giuseppe, Giovanni, Filippo, Francesco, Domenico e Antonio "Tonino" Benelli.

At the beginning it was only a service garage, where some spare parts for cars and motorcycles were also made. But the six Benelli brothers had a much higher ambition : building motorcycles. Eight years later, in 1919, the first engine was born, a two stroke 75cc applied to a bicycle frame.........
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The Future

In December 2005 Benelli became part of the group Q.J. The Qianjiang corporation employes 14,000 people and produces more than 1,200,000 vehicles and two million engines per year in a super modern factory as large as a city. It also produces quads, electric bicycles, lawnmowers, golf carts etc.

With the new capital and the synergy between Italy and China, Benelli Q.J. is currently working on the multiple projects. In 2011 Benelli celebrated its first centenary and decided with great determination to invest heavily in the emerging market of electric bicycles


BENELLI Electric Bikes


BENELLI City Zero Folder *Current Offer (On display in Electric Bikes » Folding)
BENELLI Classica LX *Current Offer (On display in Electric Bikes » Hybrid Step Thru)
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