Rome - The CEO of Kuba Motor announced an agreement to start up production of Benelli motorcycles in Turkey. Kuba Motor has been a Benelli distributor since 2015. Under the agreement, Benelli, a company with over 100 years of experience in the manufacture of motorbikes, will use the 50,000 square metre production plant in Gaziantep, in addition to Kuba Motor's distribution and garage network. Production is scheduled to begin by 2018. Once up and running, Turkey will become the third manufacturing location of the Italian brand after Italy and China.