Benelli has launched the Leoncino 500 Scrambler motorcycle in India. The Benelli Leoncino 500 is priced at ₹4.79 Lakh Ex Showroom India making it the most affordable scrambler in the country.
The Benelli Leoncino 500 is available in two colours options namely Steel Gray & Leoncino Red. Interested customers can book the Benelli Leoncino for Rs. 10,000, by visiting india.benelli.com or by visiting the nearest Benelli India Dealership. Benelli India is also offering the Leoncino with ‘5-Year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty as Standard’*.
In terms of looks the Benelli Leoncino has the upright typical scrambler styling with LED powered headlamps and sleek front fenders to the Matt black forks. The seating position is also fairly upright with the stylish fuel tank in dualtone finish. The Benelli Leoncino stands at 2160mm in length and has a overall height of 1160mm. The scrambler has a ground clearance of 145mm and a wheelbase that of 1460mm. Fuel tank capacity stands at 13.5 litres.
The front suspension is a 50mm Inverted Telescopic Fork while at the rear lateral hydraulic shock absorber with spring preload and rebound adjustment take care of the proceedings. Braking in the front is handled by 320mm Dual Discs with radially mounted 4-piston calipers while at the rea 260mm Single Disc with single piston floating caliper do the honors. Dual-channel Switchable ABS Is standard. The front tyre size on the Benelli Leoncino measures 120/70 – 17 while the rear tyre is of 160/60 – 17 spec.
The Benelli Leoncino is powered with the DOHC, twin-cylinder four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 500cc engine, which produces a maximum power output of 47.5PS at 8500rpm and maximum torque of 46Nm at 6000rpm. The 8-valve motor is mated to a slick shifting 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle also gets the steel trellis frame.
Commenting on the launch of the Benelli Leoncino, Mr. Vikas Jhabakh, MD – Benelli India, said, “The Leoncino combines tradition and passion with contemporary style, innovation and performance. The modern version of the Leoncino is a pure makeover of the original model and is a tribute to a legend of Italian motorcycling that largely contributed to the history of the brand, which today finds its identity in the modern world. With the Indian motorcycle market gearing up for new segments and superbikes witnessing a progressive growth in the last few years, we have taken a strategic decision to bring in some of the globally renowned Benelli products into the Indian market. We are building a strong customer base and network across India and we are confident in driving sales and register a positive growth in the coming years.”
|Technical Specs||Benelli Leoncino|
|Type||In-line 2-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled, 8-Valve|
|Power||47.5PS @ 8500rpm|
|Torque||46Nm @ 6000rpm|
|L x W x H||2160 x 875 x 1160 mm|
|Min. Ground Clearance||145mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.5 litres|
|Front Suspension||50mm Inverted Telescopic Fork|
|Rear Suspension||lateral hydraulic shock absorber with spring preload and rebound adjustment|
|Front Brake||320mm Dual Discs with radially mounted 4-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||260mm Single Disc with single piston floating caliper|
|Front Tyre||120/70 – 17|
|Rear Tyre||160/60 – 17|