Likely to be priced around Rs 2 lakh, the Benelli Leoncino 250 will be the smallest scrambler motorcycle to be launched in India
Italian two-wheeler bikemaker, Benelli has now joined hands with Mahavir Group from Hyderabad to continue its operations in Inda. The new Benelli’s will be assembled by Mahindra Group’s subsidiary, Adishwar Auto Ride India in Hyderabad. The company will launch a range of new bikes including Leoncino, TRK 502 and Imperiale in the Indian market in the next 12 months. The TRK 502 and Leoncino will be first launched in the market this year. What’s more interesting is that the company will be introducing the baby Leoncino 250cc scrambler in India. It was first unveiled at the 2017 EICMA Show in Milan, Italy. Besides this, the brand will also introduce the 500cc version of this Scrambler in India.
The Benelli Leoncino 250 design is heavily inspired from the bigger sibling – Leoncino 500. However, the smaller capacity motorcycle is more compact in styling. Features like oval-shaped LED headlight setup, curvy fuel tank and exposed engine setup gives it a neo-retro naked styling. The stubby tail-section, angular exhaust downpipe, LED tail-light and 15-section rear rubber completes the overall design. It also gets fully digital instrument console with most of the required features.
It is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine that is paired to a six-speed gearbox. This engine is capable of producing 25.8PS of power at 9,250rpm and 21.2Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. It is claimed to return a fuel efficiency of 24.3kmpl. Built on the trellis frame, the bike gets 41mm upside down front forks with 120mm travel and monoshock suspension with 51mm travelat the rear. The Leoncino 250 rides on 17-inch aluminium rims, while the braking duties are carried out by a single 280mm petal disc upfront and a 240mm petal disc at the rear. Also See – Benelli Leoncino 500 – All Details
The Benelli Leoncino 250 is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs 2 lakh. It will be the smallest scrambler motorcycle to be on offer in India. The motorcycle will rival the KTM Duke 250, in terms of engine specs.