THE LEGEND IS HERE. 2018 LEONCINO

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With over a 100 years of heritage and inspiration to draw from, Benelli has managed to re-invent one of the Pesaro firm’s most beloved motorcycles, the Leoncino.
This all-new award winning Italian design from CentroStile Benelli perfectly matches the motorcycles sharp forms with harmonious lines all while excluding the pure emotion that Benelli is famous for.

From the front fender, which proudly displays the Lion of Pesaro, on to the new front headlamp featuring cutting edge LED technology, then to the fuel tank and seat, all flowing and emphasizing the personality of this all-new Leoncino.

A Benelli trademark, the beautiful steel trellis frame houses an all new powerplant from Pesaro; twin-cylinder four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 500cc made by Benelli. This all new engine is smooth and responsive, with 48 hp (35 kW) at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 45 Nm.
Featuring the latest electronic injection, incorporating a double overhead camshaft timing system, 4 valves per cylinder, hydraulic clutch and a 6-speed gearbox. This new Benelli power-plant has all the makings of another legendary Benelli engine.

The front suspension features an upside down 50mm fork, mated to 4 piston brake calipers gripping 320mm discs. Whilst at the rear, the swingarm’s movement is controlled by a laterally mounted shock absorber and braking is handled by a 260mm disc with a double piston caliper. The 17″ rims shod with Pirelli Angel tyres which guarantee stability and sporty performance in any condition.

The all new Leoncino represents an authentic and pure hearted design concept that rediscovers the style and accessibility of the original, all while delivering a contemporary motorcycle that provides a sporty and exciting experience.