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    Andrea Merloni RIP

    It has been announced that the former head of Benelli Andrea Merloni has past away at the age of 53 , he died in Milan on the 9th of November of a sudden heart attack. He was the son of the owner wealthy owner of Indesit Corporation, and he bought the Benelli company which at that time was barely ticking over. Through a 5 year plan with the manufacture of a very successful range of scooters he was able to finance the range of triples spearheaded by the Benelli Tornado TRE and even for a short time competed in the World Superbike series. Hard times hit Benelli again and in 2005 the company was sold to Qianjiang of China. He was in charge for a decade and he will always be remembered for putting Benelli on the world scene again after years in the wilderness. RIP Andrea Merloni

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    Without him there would be no Tornado, TNT, TreK or Benelli company. We have a lot to thank him for. 53 is way too early
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    RIP and thanks for the tornado tre
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