30 Dec 2020: Benelli launches Leoncino 500 Trail motorbike in the US
Italian automaker Benelli has launched its Leoncino 500 Trail motorcycle in the US.
As for the highlights, the two-wheeler has a retro-looking exposed design, tall handlebars, and comes with wire-spoke wheels wrapped in Metzeler Tourance tires.
The rest of the bike is similar to the BS4-compliant Leoncino 500 that was sold in India.
Here's our roundup.
Design: Benelli Leoncino 500 Trail: At a glance
The Benelli Leoncino 500 Trail has an eye-catching design, featuring a sloping fuel tank, a single-piece seat, an upswept exhaust, tall handlebars, and a rounded headlight as well as mirrors.
The bike packs a digital instrument cluster and an all-LED lighting setup. It rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoke wheels, which are covered with Metzeler Tourance tires.
Fact: Power and performance
The Benelli Leoncino 500 Trail draws power from a 499cc, parallel-twin engine that generates a maximum power of 48hp and a peak torque of 45Nm. The mill comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Safety: Safety and suspension setup
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Benelli Leoncino 500 Trail is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS for improved handling on the roads.
Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the bike are handled by 50mm inverted forks on the front side and a lateral shock absorber with adjustable preload on the rear end.
Fact: What about the pricing?
In the US, the Benelli Leoncino 500 Trail carries a price-tag of $6,499 (approximately Rs. 4.76 lakh). However, no details regarding the pricing and availability of the scrambler in India are currently available.
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