Benelli Leoncino 500 launched in India at INR 4.79 lakh

05/08/2019 - 16:10 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

As promised, Benelli India has extended its product portfolio with the launch of the Leoncino 500 at INR 4.79 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). The scrambler-segment bike can be booked for INR 10,000. Unlike select international markets, India gets the motorcycle in a single variant – Standard. The Trail and Sport variants could arrive if the company gets a strong response for the standard variant.

Benelli Leoncino 500 Left Side Profile Thailand Mo
The Benelli Leoncino 500 draws 47.5 PS at 8,500 rpm and 46 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm from a 499.6 cc inline twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, fuel-injected motor.

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The Benelli Leoncino 500 draws 47.5 PS at 8,500 rpm and 46 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm from a 499.6 cc inline twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, fuel-injected motor, which is paired with a six-speed gearbox. Anchoring power comes from twin 320 mm discs with four-piston callipers at the front and a single 260 mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear. The braking system is governed by the safety net of dual-channel ABS. Shock absorption hardware comprises 50 mm upside-down telescopic front forks and an asymmetrically mounted, preload-adjustable rear monoshock.

Styling cues include dual-tone paint, spherical headlight, curvy design for the rear-view mirrors, a digital instrument console, single-piece seat with a ribbed pattern on rider’s part of the saddle and a rear tyre hugger mounted number plate. Modern equipment such as projector-style headlight, LED blinkers, inverted front forks and monoshock at the back complement the retro styling of the motorcycle. The split-style LCD instrument console displays information such as tachometer, speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, temperature and a digital clock among others.

The Benelli Leoncino 500 is available in two colour options - Leoncino Red and Steel Gray. A 5-Year/unlimited-kilometre warranty is standard.

The Standard variant is road-biased, and it comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The Trail variant, on the other hand, uses a wire-spoke setup with a larger diameter for the front wheel.

Benelli Leoncino 500 Silver Studio Shot Right Side
The Leoncino 500 is available in two colour options - Leoncino Red and Steel Gray.

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The new Leoncino 500 is part of Benelli India’s plan to introduce five models in our market. The Chinese owned-Italian brand also targets to inaugurate 45 dealerships in the country by the end of 2019.

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