Benelli launches Leoncino 500

Benelli launches Leoncino 500

Kolkata: On a mission to set a higher pace for Benelli in India, Adishwar Auto Ride India is all set to introduce some of latest and globally renowned Benelli superbikes in the Indian market. Benelli has more than 100 years of legendary history and no machine in its line-up exemplifies this emotionally historic passion better than Benelli's all new – Leoncino, launched at Rs 4.79 lakh (Ex-showroom, India). With its classic scrambler look, the Leoncino recalls the easy-to-ride and lovable "LION CUB" models of the '50s and '60s with a modern approach. Interested customers can book the Benelli Leoncino for Rs. 10,000, by visiting india.benelli.com or by visiting the nearest Benelli India Dealership. Benelli India is also offering the Leoncino with '5-Year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty as Standard'*. The all new Benelli Leoncino represents an authentic and pure hearted design concept that rediscovers the style and accessibility of the original, all while delivering a contemporary motorcycle that provides a sporty and exciting experience. From the front fender, which proudly displays the Lion of Pesaro, on to the new front headlamp featuring cutting edge LED technology, then to the fuel tank and seat, all flowing and emphasizing the personality of this all new Leoncino. The Benelli Leoncino gets a DOHC, twin-cylinder four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 500cc engine, which produces a maximum power output of 47.5PS at 8500rpm and maximum torque of 46Nm at 6000rpm.

The 8-valve motor is mated to a slick shifting 6-speed gearbox. The steel trellis frame ensures maximum versatility and manoeuvrability. Commenting on the launch of the Benelli Leoncino, Vikas Jhabakh, MD – Benelli India, said, "The Leoncino combines tradition and passion with contemporary style, innovation and performance. The modern version of the Leoncino is a pure makeover of the original model and is a tribute to a legend of Italian motorcycling that largely contributed to the history of the brand, which today finds its identity in the modern world" "With the Indian motorcycle market gearing up for new segments and superbikes witnessing a progressive growth in the last few years, we have taken a strategic decision to bring in some of the globally renowned Benelli products into the Indian market. We are building a strong customer base and network across India and we are confident in driving sales and register a positive growth in the coming years." he further added. The street version of the Leoncino is elegant, fast and compact, it has 17" alloy wheels and it delivers maximum pleasure on the road. The tubeless Pirelli tyres include a 120/70-ZR17 section tyre at the front, 160/60-ZR17 section tyre at the rear, guaranteeing stability and performance in every condition. The front suspension features an upside-down 50mm fork, while the rear is controlled by a laterally mounted, rebound and pre-load adjustable shock absorber. Brakes include a radially mounted 4-piston brake calipers gripping 320mm discs up front. The rear is taken care of by a single piston floating caliper with a 260mm disc. The Leoncino is available in 2 colours – Leoncino Red and Steel Gray.

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