Benelli Leoncino 500 BSVI launched at Rs. 4.59 lakh, undercuts its predecessor
Benelli India seems to be on a launch spree in 2021. After having launched the Imperiale 400 BSVI and the TRK 502 BSVI, both undercutting their predecessors, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has launched the Leoncino 500 BSVI at Rs 4.59 lakh. Also, keeping in the trend, Benelli has managed to make the BSVI iteration Rs 20,000 more affordable than the motorcycle launched in 2019. The company claims it is the most affordable parallel-twin street scrambler in India today. Also, the Leoncino 500 will be offered with 3-year unlimited kilometre warranty as standard. While the above mentioned priced is for the Steel Grey colour, the Leoncino Red comes at a Rs 10,000 more premium
Powering the latest iteration of the Leoncino 500 is a 500cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled unit that churns out 47.5PS at 8,500rpm and 46Nm (+1Nm) of torque at 5,000rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox. For the cycle parts, Leoncino 500 gets 50mm front USD (upside down forks) and an adjustable shock absorber in the rear from the Leoncino 250. The styling includes a traditional circular headlamp, however, with modern elements such as a projector. The bike also features a metal ornament in the form of a Lion on the front fender to indicate what its the name means. he instrument cluster is all-digital and is designed in a pod style. Also, the handlebar is low and the tail section sees minimum body panels.
Commenting on the launch of the BS6 Benelli Leoncino 500, Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Benelli India, said, "The Leoncino 500 has been very special to us at Benelli as it combines tradition and passion with contemporary design, innovation and performance. The Leoncino 500 is a tribute to the original model, which is a legend of Italian motorcycling that
largely contributed to the history of the brand." He further added, "We are happy to bring back the Leoncino 500 in its BS6 avatar. I am also glad to share that there has been no drop in power and torque figures of the Leoncino 500, in its transition to BS6 compliance. Hence, I am confident that it will continue to deliver the same excitement and rush that was delivered by the BS4 offering on sale earlier."
Starts Rs 4,59,000
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