Leoncino: Timeless Desire
Authentic soul, timeless beauty. Leoncino 500, a tribute to a myth of Italian motorcycling and a style icon of the Benelli range, capable of combining tradition, history and innovation in a pure modern-classic motorcycle. Easy, compact and dynamic, Leoncino 500 features classic and harmonious lines capable of integrating with a more contemporary and avant-garde soul thanks to the balanced mix of classic and modern styles that characterize this bike.
The beating heart of the Leoncino 500 is the 500cc liquid-cooled four-stroke twin cylinder engine made by Benelli. It is a fluid and reactive engine, which responds very well in acceleration and which complies with the Euro 5 anti-pollution regulations, confirms a maximum power of 47.6 HP (35 kW) at 8500 rpm and a peak of torque equal to at 46 Nm at 6000 rpm. Featuring wet sump lubrication, electronic injection, overhead double camshaft timing system, 4 valves per cylinder, hydraulic clutch and a 6-speed gearbox.
The Design from CentroStile Benelli perfectly matches the motorcycles sharp forms with harmonious lines and the pure emotion that Benelli is famous for. The frame is a steel tube trellis whose end is hidden beneath the tank. The headlight, in the typical arc shape, features LED technology, while the instrumentation is entirely digital. The saddle, now revised to offer better comfort to rider and passenger, is even more accessible and linear, following the silhouette of the bike, as well as the exhaust and tank design, which gives balanced and modern proportions. The front fender proudly displays the Lion of Pesaro.
To ensure maximum rideability and comfort on the road, the suspensions of Leoncino 500 has in the front an upside down fork with 50 mm diameter legs and in the back a swinging arm with lateral shock and travel of 51 mm.
Leoncino 500 features 17” alloy wheels fitted with the new Pirelli Angel GT tires of 120/70-R17 and 160/60-R17, which guarantee great stability in all conditions. For the braking system, on the front end we find a 320 mm diameter double disc with two-piston floating callipers. On the back end a 260 mm diameter disc with single-piston calliper and ABS.
Leoncino 500 is available in red, silver, black and green colours.