The Mahavir group has taken over the operations of Benelli India from DSK Motowheels. Based out of Hyderabad, the group runs several automotive dealerships and one of them being the only dealership of Benelli in Hyderabad.
Back in October 2014, the Italian brand stepped into the Indian bike market with DSK Motowheels. Just after the launch, the TNT range got some good attention amongst enthusiasts and made a decent hold in Indian premium bike market. The DSK Motowheels had set up a total number of 25 dealerships across the country, making an impression of the brand in almost all Tier-I and Tier-II cities. It is said that the DSK Motowheels Group is facing financial and legal troubles, which puts a doubt over the issues of current owners and dealerships.
Anyhow, the Mahavir Group is now endorsing Benelli in India. The group already owns various authorised dealerships of brands like Isuzu, Skoda, Benelli, Indian Motorcycle and Mercedes Benz in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Now, the group is also considering setting up a new assembly plant in Hyderabad, which gives a ray of hope to the current owners for continuation of after sales support and service. However, it is still not clear that the current dealership network will be dispersed or will be continued by Mahavir group itself.