Italian Motorcycles

Benotto Mopeds and Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Manufactured: 1953-1957

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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