1975 BENELLI 125 2C
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 250
Year : 1975
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : KHK 859N
Chassis No. : # 9487
Engine No. : # 8652
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
To be sold without reserve

Founded by the six Benelli brothers in Pesaro, Italy in 1911, Benelli started out as a general engineering firm, turning to the manufacture of automotive and aircraft components in WWI. Benelli launched a plethora of new models in the 1970s, 125cc and 250cc twins among them. Constructed and styled along similar lines, the duo shared identical crankcase/gearbox castings. The engines were conventional piston-ported, air-cooled two-strokes and were housed in compact duplex-loop frames. Later models came with alloy cylinders, electronic ignition, an improved front fork, alloy wheels and a Brembo front disc brake in place of the original Grimeca drum. This example of a rarely seen Italian lightweight was acquired by the current vendor in 2009 and restored in 2015, although a speedometer and battery are still needed. Offered with a V5C document.