1967 Benelli Delivery Vehicle. The six Benelli brothers formed their company in 1911, and were making famous racing motorcycles by the 1920's. In the 1930's, they were one of the big five of the Italian bike industry, along with Garelli, Moto Guzzi, Gilera & Bianchi. The factory destroyed in WWII. 1949 production began again. Production consisted mostly of 49cc to 174cc two and four-stroke cycles, along with double overhead cam four-cylinder racers.