Another famous and renowned Italian motorcycle brand has arrived in the Philippines.

Introducing Benelli motorcycles a brand that will offer its new products to the Filipino motorcycle enthusiasts with innovative design, cutting edge features and easy to drive.

And what a perfect way indeed for the company to promote and showcase their motorcycle by joining Makina’s Moto Show: Motobuilds Pilipinas and Big Bike Expo 2019 at the SMX Convention Manila last June 15 to 16.

On their display are its elegant and powerful 500cc motorcycles the Benelli 502C, Leoncino, and TRK 502. Many of the motorcycle riding community and guests who visited their display gained interest and inquiries about their motorcycles. Aside from its two-wheels, they are also selling Benelli motorcycle gears, apparels and accessories.

By next year the company plans to bring in their medium bike models under the 250cc to 300cc as well as the 900cc displacement motorcycles.

Below are some photos and specifications:

Benelli Leoncino

SPECIFICATIONS: CATEGORY Street TYPE In-line 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft, 4 valves for cylinder DISPLACEMENT499.6cc POWER OUTPUT35 kW (47,6 Cv) @ 8500 rpm MAX. TORQUE 45Nm (4,6 kgm) @ 5000 rpm WHEELBASE1443 mm LENGTH 2139 mm WIDTH 877 mm HEIGHT  1120 mm PRICE 369,000

Benelli TRK 502

SPECIFICATIONS: CATEGORY Touring TYPE In-line 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, liquid cooled , 4 valves for cylinder double overhead camshaft DISPLACEMENT 499.6cc POWER OUTPUT 35 kW (47,6 Cv) @ 8500 rpm MAX. TORQUE 45 Nm (4,6 kgm) @ 5000 rpm WHEELBASE1525 mm LENGTH 2170 mm WIDTH 912 mm HEIGHT  1235 mm PRICE 359,000

Benelli 502C

SPECIFICATIONS: CATEGORY Naked Bike TYPE In line 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, liquid cooled , 4 valves for cylinder double overhead camshaf DISPLACEMENT 500cc POWER OUTPUT 35.0kW @ 8500 rpm MAX. TORQUE 45.0 N·m @ 5000 rpm WHEELBASE 1600 mm LENGTH 2280 mm WIDTH 940 mm HEIGHT  1140 mm PRICE 349,000

It is exclusively distributed and assembled here in the country by Benelli Philippines and soon they will have their own showroom located at Ortigas Avenue corner Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue in Quezon City. For the meantime you can visit their temporary showroom located at 27 Annapolis, Greenhills in San Juan. The company is open for dealership in strategic areas in the country just call +63 920-5650462 look for Ms. Des Buncio. Visit the Benelli website at https://philippines.benelli.com

History

The company was established on 1911 in Pesaro, Italy making them one of the oldest Italian motorcycle brand to date. It all started after Teresa Benelli lost her husband, she 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 and Antonio “Tonino” Benelli.

They started out as only a service garage, where some spare parts for cars and motorcycles were also made. With a much higher ambition the Benelli brothers wanted to pursue in building motorcycles.

In 1919, the first engine was born with a two stroke 75cc applied to a bicycle frame which did not produce satisfying results. It was in the year 1921 as Benelli built its first motorcycle the Velomotore using their own 98 cc engine model.

After their successful first model, the company continued to produce more motorcycles with bigger displacement, racing bikes as well as military motorcycles during the World War I. The company was in heights of its achievement but was overcome during World War II as the factory was destroyed by the Nazis. The Benelli brothers did not lose heart and continued to start all over again.

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