Image gallery: Benelli Leoncino 500 to be launched in India soon
Benelli has tied up with Hyderabad-based Mahavir Group subsidiary Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI) to re-enter the country as Benelli India. The brand has an elaborate and aggressive plan with regard to product launches over the next year as it tries to re-establish its position in the big bike market of India. Apart from the reintroduction of three popular motorcycles from its lineup, Benelli India is also planning to launch the Benelli Leoncino 500 in the country before the year ends, and at the same time as the TRK 502 adventure tourer. Leoncino translates to lion cub from Italian. The motorcycle is a tribute to the brand's origin in Italy. Its retro-modern aesthetic is something that makes it a unique offering in the 500cc segment and Benelli India is betting big on its success in our market.
Here is a closer look at the Benelli Leoncino 500:
It features a retro-modern design with elements such as a rounded headlamp housing and the classic lines of a standard motorcycle
The Benelli Leoncino has a liquid-cooled 500cc parallel twin engine which produces 48PS and 46Nm
The 12-spoke alloy wheels at both ends measure 17inches
The design has all the lines of classic but with modern mechanicals and electronics, including the halogen/projector dual setup of the headlamp
The road-oriented tyres are 120/70-ZR17 at the front, and 160/60-ZR17 rear
The instrumentation cluster is an all-digital affair with a round speedo/rev counter to the right and other telltales to the left
The emblem on the front mudguard is the Lion of Pesaro, the seal of the town where Benelli originated in Italy
The rear laterally placed monoshock is preload adjustable
Stopping power comes from twin 320mm discs with 4 piston calipers at the front and a 260mm disc with a single piston caliper
Also see: Benelli Leoncino 500 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 | Comparison Test
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