A Brief History of the Italian Marque
Established in 1947, the Benotto company began production in 1953 with the Tavan and Master mopeds. In 1954 a Dragon 150cc two-stroke was added along with the Condor 100cc and the Master 50 single speed model.
1955 saw continued production of the Master fitted with a two-speed JLO, to which was added the Mastiff with a JLO single speed engine.
They also built the three speed 125cc Vultur and the Centauro Gran Sport 160cc 2T four-speed.
There is also mention of a Sirio 58cc 1950-1955
The company closed in 1957.
Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw, et al.
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Salve Sono in possesso di una motocicletta su cui c'è attaccato l'etichetta "fabbriche Italiana biciclette benotto Torino" . Non so di quale modello si tratti né Come poter risalire a quale modello è. Comunque è dotato sia di targa che di numero di telaio. Potete aiutarmi?
Hi I am in possession of a motorcycle on which there is attached the label "factories Italian bicycles Turin benotto". I do not know what model it is nor how to be able to trace which model it is. However it is equipped with both a number plate and a chassis number. Can you help me?
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