A sports activities tourer, an journey tourer, a scrambler, and now a restaurant racer. Benelli Leoncino 500 based mostly Leoncino 500 Sport has damaged cowl and the brand new cafe racer will get minor design tweaks and a touch highly effective engine
Benelli India has a complete of three bikes on sale within the 500cc middle-weight class – Leoncino 500, TRK 502, and the TRK 502X. The Italian motorbike maker has launched one other product within the lineup, the Benelli Leoncino 500 Sport within the worldwide market.
Because the title suggests, Benelli Leoncino 500 Sport relies on the Leoncino 500 scrambler, however sports activities cafe-racer-like styling. The one-piece handlebar has been changed by clip-on and the exhaust sports activities a brand new stubby twin-barrel design. The motorbike will get 17-inch spoke-wired wheels which have been borrowed from the adventure-tourer 502X.
The motorbike additionally will get an arched visor that provides extra to the cafe racer enchantment. There may be additionally a really utilitarian saddle bag on the Leoncino 500 Sport. With all the extra bits, the motorbike has gained 2kg over the Leoncino 500 and the Sport weighs in at 198kg.
The engine a 499cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled motor, the identical unit discovered all of the 500cc Benelli’s offered in India. The motor is tuned to ship 1Bhp and 1Nm over the Leoncino 500 and the Sport produces 48Bhp at 8,500rpm and peak torque of 47Nm at 5,500rpm. The cycle components are the identical because the Leoncino 500. For suspension, there are 50mm upside-down forks within the entrance and a mono-shock within the rear. The braking setup has been carried ahead too, with 320mm twin disc within the entrance and a 260mm disc within the rear.
There’s a very slim likelihood of Benelli introducing the Leoncino 500 Sport within the Indian market as the corporate already has a robust middle-weight lineup in India, but when launched, the Leoncino Sport 500 may immediately rival the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. Nonetheless, Solely time will inform if Benelli India plans on bringing the Leoncino 500 Sport or the BS6 Leoncino 250, or the brand new era of the 302R fully-faired motorbike first.
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