With a couple of splendid offerings this season, the Italian-based automaker, Benelli, is all set for the approaching Auto Expo. As the countdown has already begun, the much awaited moto event is prepared to unleash its glamour by a chunk of new auto machines. Benelli, with its joint venture with the Indian partner DSK, will be displaying some interesting products from its portfolio, namely, Benelli TNT 15, Tornado 302, TNT 400, TRK 502 and Leoncino- kind of a Scrambler. The bikes has been premiered at the EICMA held in Milan last year.
Leoncino flaunts by its retro styling giving a perfect Scrambler nostalgia, which has taken its design inspirations from CentroStile Benelli. The machine dignifies a perfect sharp body and will be available in a dual paint finish. The front fascia sports LED DRLs headlamp, which completes its retro gesture sincerely. A fully digital instrument console includes a speedometer, trip meter, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge and Anti-locking Braking System (ABS). It also features the chiselled fuel tank and an Alcantara leather split seat. Talking about the rear panel, the retro-styled machine gets equipped with an LED tail light and pillion grab rail. Dimension-wise, the bike is 2100mm long, 800mm wide and 1160mm high, developed on an all new Trellis frame.
In terms of power, the Scrambler is fitted with a 499.6cc inline, twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine that generates 47BHP of power at 8500 RPM along with a peak torque of 45NM at 4500 RPM mated to a six-speed transmission. You will find the same motor on the upcoming TRK 502. Braking duties are being performed by 320mm dual disc brake at the front and 260 mm disc brake at the rear while the suspension setup comprises of Telescopic forks up front and Monoshock absorbers at the rear. The Leoncino Scrambler signs up for the Euro 4 emission norms too.