Benelli Leoncino 250 is going to be one of the most important launches as it will be positioned as an entry level product
Benelli is planning product onslaught to recover the lost ground as the Italian manufacturer ended partnership with DSK Motowheels, and now they have partnered with Mahavir group. The company is going to launch 12 new products by the end of 2019 and Leoncino 250 is going to be one of the most important launches as it will be positioned as an entry level product.
The Leoncino 250 carries forward the same design theme of its sibling, which is also coming to India by the middle of 2019. The bike is based on scrambler design and the front gets round full LED headlamp with DRLs, which gives a unique look for Leoncino 250 and it comes with 41 mm upside down forks.
Benelli has given single piece wide handle bar and a fully digital instrument cluster, which is loaded with information about the bike. The clever design theme has helped the company to hide the big 17 litre fuel tank. The Italian manufacturer has also used single piece seat for Leoncino 250, but the pillion seat is positioned slightly higher.
The company uses LED tail lamps at rear and it ends on a high note. We can expect India spec model to come with tyre hugger as the gap between tyre and mud guard is high. The Leoncino 250 comes with monoshock at rear and it can be adjusted for the needS of rider as Benelli will tune the suspension for Indian road conditions.
Benelli Leoncino 250 is powered by 249 cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine producing 25.2 bhp of power at 9,250 rpm and 21.2 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. This engine is mated to 6 speed gearbox and braking power comes from four piston calliper 280 mm single disc at front and single piston calliper 240 mm disc at rear.
The Leoncino 250 will be offered with dual channel ABS as standard and it rides on 17 inch black alloy wheels with 110/70 section tyre at front with Pirelli Angel ST and 150/60 section tyre at rear with Metzeler Sportec M5. Benelli is going to assemble Leoncino 250 at its upcoming plant and it will compete against KTM Duke 200 at a slightly higher price bracket.