Leoncino 250 is a compact, authentic motorcycle where the classic becomes contemporary in a single-cylinder with the edgy character and innovative lines typical of the Leoncino range. The Benelli 250cc shares the reinterpretation of that mix of heritage, design and innovation typical of the historic Pesaro-based brand with the rest of the family. Tradition and innovation find their highest expression here, for a classic motorcycle redesigned in a modern key.
The beating heart of the Leoncino 250 is the same single-cylinder four-stroke liquid-cooled 250 cc engine that equips the other bikes in the Benelli range with the same displacement. The timing features double overhead camshaft with 4 valves per cylinder, electronic injection with 37 mm diameter throttle body, wet clutch and 6 speed gearbox. Maximum power and torque are respectively 24.5 hp (18 kW) at 9000 rpm and 21 Nm (2.14 kgm) at 7500 rpm.
Leoncino 250 is an expression of style. The steel tube trellis frame fits perfectly with the tank design, offering balanced and dynamic surfaces, as does the tail guard, extremely compact. The full-LED headlight assembly, completely renovated compared to the Leoncino 500, features an elegant and modern design. The instrument panel is digital and clearly visible in all conditions. Like the rest of the range, the Leoncino 250 features a proud, stylised lion on the front mudguard, recalling the history of this model.
The suspensions of the Leoncino 250 consist of an upside-down fork on the front with 41 mm diameter legs, while the back end has a swinging arm with central monoshock and travel of 51 mm. The braking system has a single 280 mm diameter floating disc with four-piston calliper on the front and a 240 mm diameter disc with single-piston floating calliper on the back. The 17" aluminium alloy rims mount 110/70-R17 and 150/60-R17 tyres respectively, ensuring maximum road safety.
Leoncino 250 will be available in white, anthracite, red and brown starting from the first half of 2019. The price is yet to be determined. By the end of the year the 250 cc will be joined by the 125 cc version, the new Leoncino 125.