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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
hehe..since you asked. I heard that there is a group of investors that were trying to buy Benelli but seems the deal was not going down good with a certain someone and he is having a big fight with daddy over it.

Shucks..this sounds like a soap opera. Sorry!!! Someone shoot me now.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
factory sale

I had a conversation with Neil from KJM recently, who had just returned from a factory visit and he informed me that the factory was not being sold, so there must be some investment coming from somewhere as he seemed confident that things would improve very soon!
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: factory sale

Roland,

The fact that certain someone does not want to admit defeat to Daddy and sell off Benelli may show some survival spirit after all.

Let's hope things sort themselves soon..

Um!!! we've been saying this for a couple of years now0]

Just got a SBK screen from Johhny O and am looking forward to fitting it on this weekend;)

Cheers
Tax
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Re: factory sale

Its true father and son are fighting. Vittorio has removed Andrea from Benelli.
Unfortunately it was too late. Vittorio should have made that decision back in 02.

Just to make things more interesting. I am filing suite in Europe for damages, with an injunction in the U.S to stop Benelli entering the U.S. Benelli has failed to return our $250.000.00 deposit for the first shipment of motorcycles and scooters that we paid in December 02

Andrew Wright
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
mondial

Andrew,

I have tried contacting you. I would like to talk to you regarding mondial. please email me at perfectzero01 at yahoo.com

Thanks

John Wilson
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
update

According to MCN yesterday 27th the deal is all but signed with a buyer and that they might be British!!!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Hi all,
Have just spoke to a UK bike journalist who has confirmed that something is definately about to happen, no real details but indications are that the deal is almost done, new tornado almost ready to go into production apparently just waiting for new owner i suppose.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
NEW BENELLI OWNERSHIP !!!!

As per todays issue of the reputed Italian news paper "La Republica" (www.repubblica.it/2005/f/motori/ luglio2005/benellivenduta/benellivenduta.html) it seems to be confirmed that Benelli has been bought by another billionaires youngster (25y old Russian Nikolai Smolenski) who owns already the British car company TVR and whose father has an "interesting, Russian business background"... Lets hope Benelli will benefit from it and they take this investment serious and don't turn it from bad to worse.

Cheers

TTom
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: NEW BENELLI OWNERSHIP !!!!

Thanks for the news TTom.
I heard the same thing today. The people that bought Benelli definitely have the wherewithal to make a really good go at making Benelli what it should be. They have incredible resources from what I heard. I also heard that they already have a new sportbike in the works.

This is really good news for us at Benelliforum as it'll give us a good reason to upgrade the website and get a better forum going ( not that there's anything bad about the one we have now. :) ).

I'm sure the new owners will need all the help they can get to get Benelli back on the map again.

Let's hope this deal get's off the ground fast.

To Nikolai: good luck from all us here. We're here if you need us.

Cheers!

Roland Lee
benelliforum
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
new sportsbike

I assume this new sportbike will be a revamped tornado, probably the 1000cc engine and a few minor improvements, the RS I have only lack a few niceties, the other thing it could be is this new Multistrada type machine, which could prove interesting:D
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Fantastic News

That's the best news I've heard for a long time.

It looks like the future of Benelli could well be assured in the hands of him if TVR is anything to go by.

I don't think us Benelli owners could have hoped for a better result.

Well done Nikolai!!!

.... new model for 2006.... now where's my cheque book?
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
TVR

Found this on the "pistonheads" forum. Nice to see this forum being quoted :D

See www.pistonheads.com/news/...ryId=11521 for the original article.




Smolenski's latest toy is Benelli from Italy

Will TVR's boss stay focused on TVR?TVR's owner, Nikolai Smolenski, has bought Italian superbike maker Benelli. Although the acquisition appears to have been cemented some time ago, only recently had news emerged.

Details are still scarce -- it's not even clear if the acquisition was made by Smolenski or TVR -- but the price according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica was €90 million (about £62 million), which sounds like a lot.

Sources close to the factory said that it was very much a personal project of Nikolai Smolenski, owner of TVR. "Nick was very excited by it, and it's why areas of the factory were cleared -- to make Benelli bits", said PistonHeads' source. The source also suggested that the reliability questions that continue to swirl round TVR are very similar to those that that surround Benelli.

The bike company was started in 1911, but its modern reputation was built on machines made in the 1970s. As a company, Benelli appears to have had a rollercoaster ride again similar to TVR's with interruptions to production over the years resulting from financial crises.

It remains to be seen if Smolenski's focus on TVR will be as tight as it has recently been following his latest acquisition, and that issue has already been raised by some TVR owners.

Benelli fans are enthusiastic though. One Benelli biker said in a forum: "That's the best news I've heard for a long time. It looks like the future of Benelli could well be assured in the hands of him if TVR is anything to go by. I don't think us Benelli owners could have hoped for a better result. Well done Nikolai!!!"
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Re: TVR

Cool! Laurence is famous now! Got to smack those guys for quoting him and not giving us a link back. <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif" /> Kidding!
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Re: TVR

Quit it Johnny! We love you right where you are! <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif" />

Besides, who am I to call on the next time I'm down under????
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Working at Benelli

Hey don't worry Roland, I could offer even more info to the forum if I worked there :D
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Re: Working at Benelli

Hehe..could always use an anonymous inside source. :)

Might want to brush up on your Russian!
 
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