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Benelli Leoncino 500 launched in India at Rs.4.79 lakh

All-new Benelli Leoncino 500 Specifications and Price in India

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Benelli-Leoncino-500-India

The highly anticipated scrambler-esque motorcycle is finally in India.

With renewed interest and a new partner, the Italian automakers now aim to acquire a substantial chunk in Indian automotive industry.

Globally, the Leoncino 500 is available in three variants namely the Standard, the Trail and the Sport. But as of now, Benelli Leoncino is only available in the Standard variant in India.

The latest scrambler from Benelli is available in two colour schemes- Steel Grey and Leoncino Red.

Let’s sneak peek furthermore into the new Benelli Leoncino 500.

Design:

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Benelli-Leoncino-500

Inspired by the motorcycles in 70s, the Benelli Leoncino gets an old-school circular headlamp with modern elements like Projector lamp.

Above the headlamp you get a fully digital pod-styled instrument console.

To further add to its retro appeal you have the Lion of Pesaro precisely placed on the front fender, which is the source of inspiration for the name.

The Leoncino gets a 12.7-litre teardrop fuel tank with the exposed Trellis frame that integrates into the tail section which houses an LED tail lamp and LED turn indicators.

On the hind side you have a rear tyre hugger which neatly mounts the number plate and looks real modish.

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Engine and Performance:

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Benelli-Leoncino-500-Side-View

The all-new Benelli Leoncino 500 is powered by a DOHC, fuel injected twin-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 499.6 cc engine.

The motorbike generates 47.5 PS of power and a peak torque of 46 Nm. The motorcycle is meshed with a 6-speed gearbox.

Braking duties are handled by twin 320 mm discs on the front wheel with four-piston callipers and on the rear side by a single 260 mm disc with a single-piston calliper.

The Leoncino rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with dual-channel ABS available as standard and can be switched off if one wishes to do the same.

The suspension setup comprises of 50 mm inverted forks up front and a laterally mounted monoshock setup at the rear side.

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Final Verdict:

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Benelli-Leoncino-500-Rear

The Scrambler-themed Leoncino 500 is priced at Rs. 4.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Leoncino is intelligently placed between the Benelli TNT 300 and the Benelli TRK 502.

Being quite aggressively priced, the Leoncino 500 has no direct rivals as of now, with the closest competition coming from the more powerful Ducati Scrambler Icon which comes with a much higher price tag of Rs.7.89 lakh.

KTM 390, Royal Enfield 650 are some significant undercut options but are completely different niche motorbikes.

Benelli India is offering its standard unlimited km 5-years warranty and can be booked online from their website for a booking amount of Rs.10,000.

Now that the Italian giants have joined hands with Chinese Qianjiang Group, Benelli India has every potential to be the next exciting thing in Indian Automobile Industry. Benelli Leoncino 500 is one such exciting prospect of many more to follow in forthcoming years.

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Sanket Rajgurav

Sanket is an Automobile enthusiast and founder of Autopedia.in. A writer by day and a reader by night, he is passionate about Cars and Bikes. He also is an Automobile Engineer and a Digital Marketer. For any queries or suggestions feel free to write at sanketrajgurav@gmail.com. You can also connect with him on links below.

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