Leoncino 500 Sport
Leoncino 500 Sport
Its name immediately evokes the legendary history of the House of Pesaro, the world of competitive sports, the legend and passion for motorcycles that has distinguished the brand for more than 100 years. This time more than ever, the classic contours of the past morph into sporty and extremely modern lines, becoming the new Leoncino 500 Sport. A motorcycle with a decisive, concrete, unmistakable style featuring the handlebars typical of the line and the round headlight embedded in the fairing. Elements rich in style and design, for a bike that is truly unique. Making this new Leoncino 500 Sport even more sporty is the back end of the bike, with a tail guard that is even more compact and dynamic and the number plate holder under the tail. Reinterpreting the classic number holder on the side of the bike, the Leoncino 500 Sport also has a convenient rigid pannier with lock, for ease of use. Just like the rest of the Leoncino range, the stylised lion stands out proudly on the mudguard.
The beating heart of the Leoncino 500 Sport is the same twin-cylinder four-stroke liquid-cooled 500 cc Benelli engine that equips the rest of the category in the range. A smooth yet extremely fun engine able to offer a power of 48 hp (35 kW) at 8500 rpm and a torque of 46 Nm (4.6 kg) at 6000 rpm. Double overhead camshaft timing with 4 valves per cylinder, 37 mm diameter throttle body, wet clutch
and 6 speed gearbox complete the picture.
The frame is the classic steel tube trellis whose end part is hidden by the tank, integrated into the design of the bike. As with the rest of the Leoncino range, the instrumentation is entirely digital, while the headlight unit is fully LED.
Leoncino 500 Sport has 17" spoke rims that respectively mount 120/70-R17 and 160/60-R17 street tyres, guaranteeing great stability in all conditions. The suspensions are adjustable, the front having an upside down fork with 50 mm diameter legs and the back a swinging arm with lateral monoshock and travel of 51 mm. The braking system is also excellent, the front equipped with a 320 mm diameter double disk with 4-piston radial callipers, and at the rear a 260 mm diameter disc and single-piston calliper. The bike is also obviously equipped with ABS.
Leoncino 500 Sport will be available from the second half of 2018. The price is yet to be determined.