Benelli has more than 100 years of 2-wheeled history, and Leoncino 500 adds to the lineup, exemplifies the passion for Benelli.
With their classic scrambler aesthetics, this bike recalls the easy-to-ride and lovable Leoncino (“lion cub” in Italian) model of the ’50s and ’60s but with modern technology throughout. It is fun, affordable and superbly functional.
This machine is powered by a thoroughly modern and durable liquid-cooled 500cc four stroke twin that features 48 horsepower (at 8500 rpm), wet-sump lubrication, electronic fuel injection, double overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, a hydraulic clutch and a six-speed gearbox. The power is easy to use and engine sound great too.
The bike 196kg (dry) Leoncino package a steel-tube lattice design frame and swing-arm. Suspension is laterally mounted and adjustable singleshock system in rear and 45mm inverted fork up at the front.
The street-going Leoncino features street-oriented running gear, including 17-inch cast alloy wheels fitted with wide and sticky low-profile tires, and ultra-strong brakes comprised of 4-piston calipers grasping 320mm discs.
Additionally, the Leoncino features anti-lock braking, digital instrumentation, and LED headlight technology, all of which makes them truly high-end products – only at shockingly affordable RM27,999 basic sales price.
Leoncino is designed by CentroStile Benelli of Italy – blending traditional shapes with modern curves and sublime surface
finishes. And then there’s the Lion of Pesaro standing proudly on the front fender, just to reminder of the Benelli’s rich motorcycle history.
The all-new Leoncino represents an authentic and pure design concept, one that recalls the style and accessibility of the original machine of the ‘50s and ‘60s – all while delivering contemporary technology and performance. The Leoncino captures the original’s elemental style: Engine. Frame, Wheels. A handlebar. And a beautiful shape.
The Leoncino is available in two exotic color combinations: Leoncino Red and Vulcan Black and retails at RM 27,999 (Price without GST and other fees).