The biggest scrambler from the Italian brand, the Benelli Leoncino 800 has been officially unveiled at the EICMA 2019. The motorcycle carries the same authentic traits shown by the other motorcycles under the Benelli’s portfolio which includes a retro-modern design, sculpted body panel and the ‘Lion of Pesaro’ motif at the front fender.
Coming to the major updates, in comparison to the concept model’s petal disc brakes, the production-spec Benelli Leoncino 800 now features conventional disc brakes at either end. In addition to this, the motorcycle now gets repositioned pillion footrest that further improves the ergonomics.
The motorcycle features 17-inch spoke wheels at either end with 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 tyres. In addition to this, the motorcycle now features an LED headlight setup plus it also gets an all-new TFT instrument console.
The Leoncino 800’s production variant features the same lozenge-shaped headlight mated to a small windscreen, as seen on the concept version. The front fender has been further equipped with the brand’s Lion mascot, similar to the one on the concept model.
Coming to the other mechanical changes, the motorcycle now features 50mm Marzocchi MTB forks at the front while the rear has been equipped with an adjustable monoshock absorber. The Leoncino 800 is equipped with 320mm dual front discs and a 260mm single rear disc.
To keep the cost under check, the brand has now equipped the motorcycle with Benelli’s in-house radial callipers, assisted by BOSCH ABS that have replaced the Brembo callipers shown on the concept version. The brand has equipped the motorcycle with tubeless tyres at either end.
Powering the Benelli Leoncino 800 is the same 754cc parallel-twin engine that does duty on the Benelli 752S. The engine is capable of churning out a maximum power of 81.6HP with maximum torque of 67Nm while the top speed is expected to stay at around 190kmph. The kerb weight of the motorcycle stands at 223kgs, making it one of the heaviest bikes in the brand’s portfolio.
The brand is likely to launch the Benelli Leoncino 800 in the Indian market though, there has been no official confirmation as of yet. The pricing and availability details of the motorcycle will be revealed by the brand in the coming days.
Benelli Leoncino 800 Photos