Benelli Leoncino 500 which was highly anticipated among the biking enthusiasts and Benelli Motorcycle lovers has finally be launched in India. It is priced at INR 4.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and being offered only in a single variant-the Standard variant. Whereas in interantional markets, this scrambler styled motorcycle is available to opt from the choices such as the Standard, the Trail and the Sport. The provided colour choices for the Indian market includes Steel Grey and Leoncino Red. The pre-bookings for the Leoncino 500 has been commenced on brand’s website at a token amount of INR 10,000. The motorcycle is being offered with a 5-year unlimited kilometer warranty.
Under the fuel tank, the Leoncino 500 is packed with a 499.6cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected twin-cylinder motor. The motor is capable of churning out the maximum power of 47.5hp and 46Nm of peak torque. The engine here is a stressed member on the tubular steel-trellis frame which suspends over the 50mm USD forks upfront and pre-load adjustable rear monoshock. The Leoncino 500 has 17-inch wheel setup at either ends. While the braking here is the responsibilty of dual 320mm discs up front with four-piston calipers and a single 260mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear. The ABS is being offered as standard fitment.
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Priced at INR 4.79 lakh, the Leoncino is INR 31K cheaper than its adventure tourer sibling the Benelli TRK502, which is available to purchase at INR 5.10 lakh, post its price hike. At the pricing point, this Scrambler styled motorcycle does not see any direct rival. But in terms of styling, the Ducati Scrambler Icon (INR 7.89 lakh) will take combat with the Leoncino. However, the power figures and pricing is more than the motorcycle in question. We could consider Harley-Davidson Street 750 (INR 5.25 lakh) as its another rival though it features different styling but is similar in terms of power figures.