Italian two-wheeler maker, Benelli has launched the entry-level Leoncino 250cc scrambler motorcycle in the country. Priced at Rs 2.5 lakh, the Benelli Leoncino 250 is the brand’s most affordable motorcycle in India. It is the brand’s newest motorcycle in the quarter-litre segment. The company had discontinued the TNT25 in 2018. Dealers have started accepting bookings for the Leoncino 250 at a token amount of Rs 6,000, while deliveries are expected in November 2019.
Suspension mechanism of the bike comprises of 41mm upside-down front fork and a swinging arm with a central monoshock at the rear. For braking, the motorcycle gets a 280mm single floating disc with a four-piston caliper on the front and a 240mm disc with single-piston floating caliper on the back. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard. The Benelli Leoncino 250 rides on 17-inch aluminum alloy rims that are wrapped with 110/70-R17 and 150/60-R17 tyres at the front and rear respectively. Also See – Retro-styled Benelli Imperiale 400 Launched
The styling of the scrambler is identical to the bigger Leoncino 500, but the frame, suspension setup and other instrument console is specifically designed for the Lenoncino 250. The motorcycle comes fitted with a fully digital instrument console. It is fitted with full-LED Headlight assembly, which resembles the Leoncino 500.
It is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine based on the Benelli TNT25’s powertrain. The TNT25 was discontinued from our market in 2018. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine produces 25.8bhp of power and 21.2Nm of torque. The Benelli Leoncino 250 is the only scrambler-style motorcycle in its category.