Penang 26 January 2018. The all new Benelli Leoncino 500 is set to roll into all authorized Benelli showroom nationwide early February 2018. The response from the public is beyond the expectation, since the scrambler’s launch on October 18th 2017, it has already receive more than 1,000 units of orders from customers, according to Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd’s Operations General Manager, Mr. Asri Ahmad. The plant has started to produce the motorcycles this month & will produce more in the following month to fulfill the overwhelming demand.
Leoncino combines tradition, myth and passion with contemporary style, innovation and performance. A tribute to a legend of Italian motorcycling that largely contributed to the history of the brand and that today finds its identity in the modern world.
Leoncino is a fast and compact street bike that has 17” alloy wheels. It delivers maximum pleasure on the road. The tyres are 120/70-ZR17 at the front, 160/60-ZR17 rear, guaranteeing stability and performance in any condition. The front suspension features an upside down 45mm fork, mated to 4 piston brake calipers gripping 320mm discs. The rear swing arm’s movement is controlled by a laterally mounted shock absorber and braking is handled by a 260mm disc with a single piston caliper.
Leoncino has a twin-cylinder four-stroke engine, liquid-cooled, 500cc, with maximum power of 47,6 CV (35 kW) at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 45 Nm (4,6 kgm). Featuring wet sump lubrication, electronic injection, overhead double camshaft timing system, 4 valves per cylinder, hydraulic clutch and a 6-speed gearbox. The steel trellis frame ensures maximum versatility and maneuverability.
The 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, it proudly displays the iconic Lion of Pesaro, on the fuel tank and seat, all flowing and ABS, digital instrumentation and projectors with LED technology make an exceptionally high quality machine.
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.
The Leoncino is listed in 10 best motorcycles of EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) 2015 by Bike Exif & 10 best motorcycles of EICMA 2016 by Motor News World . The Leoncino 500 is priced at a very competitive price compared with other brands in the same category at RM27,999.00 without insurance, excluding road tax and 6% GST. It also available in 2 colors option which is Leoncino Red and Vulcan Black. It will be available for viewing in all authorized showroom nationwide in early February 2018.
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