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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Now Benelli has new owner: Qianjiang Group is leader in China whith 1.5 milion bike produced. Fortunately for me and Italy Benelli will remain here for ever....
 
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I read at google some news about it but my italian is to bad to understand the whole message. But it seems true the Qianjiang Group has purchased Benelli
 
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new owner

Well, the Tornado looked always a lil bit Chinese to me.
It seems that China is willing to spend some bucks before the will worth really nothing. IBM was sold to Chinese Lenovo so I think is no shame for us to ride their bikes in the future. I prefer this over the take-over by any billionaire youngster.
 
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Chinese take over

:hat Hi Guys I ahve heard the very same thing from Red Dog Motorcycles (UK). They have not heard any other information though.

I never though when I bought my Benelli that spare parts would be labelled " MADE IN CHINA" ! :lol
 
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Re: Chinese take over

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Man!!! I don't know what to make of this! Toby..maybe you can chime in. :)
 
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Re: Chinese take over

Sooooo...someone translate this please?

Moto: i cinesi guardano a Benelli
Sembra tramontato passaggio a anglo-russi di Smolenski
(ANSA)-PESARO,14 SET- La Benelli Moto di Pesaro sta per passare di mano e si concretizza sempre piu' l'ipotesi di una cessione ai cinesi del Qianjiang Group Co Ltd. Sembra infatti del tutto tramontata l'idea di un'acquisizione della storica casa motociclistica (gruppo Merloni) da parte della John Galt Ltd del miliardario russo Smolenski, con cui era gia' stato firmato un contratto preliminare. Il gruppo cinese e' uno dei maggiori produttori di motori del Paese con 12.000 dipendenti e 1.200.000 pezzi sfornati ogni anno.
2005-09-14 12:51
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: It's WAR!!!

Please don't let Benelli fall into the hands of Chinese! And yes I am Chinese... (Well Roland you asked for my opinion.) I know of too many bad dealings with Chinese backed companies. Maybe I will post some Chinese horror stories (not chinese ghost stories, business stories that is) on my ftp site. :|

BTW, have you seen this "race car" built by the Qianjiang Group?
www.qjiang.com.cn/AF001.asp Let's hope the next generation of Tornado will have better fortune than this.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Hmm.....

At least it's got a 12v battery....... which maybe produces more power than the engine!!!!:rollin
 
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Re: Scoop!!!......New RS Model on the drawingboard

Laurence!!! You are my hero!!! You package arrived today. And the content has already been uploaded to the server. Full HTML version of Tre workshop manual is now available for viewing without the missing pix.

www.sitefoundation.com/benelli/

Thanks Laurence!!! If you do ever visit Los Angeles, please look me up, I would like to feed you some Chinese food, served on green and silver plates.

Toby
 
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Your welcome Toby.

I hope other owners may find it useful rather than downloading the whole manual, which may be a problem if they are on a sloooooooooow connection.

and thanks for the offer, if I'm ever thinking of visiting LA, I'll be sure to let you know.

Bye for now,

Laurence
 
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