Benelli India announces price hike on new Leoncino 500
Benelli India has announced a price revision on the new Leoncino 500 motorcycle. The middleweight street scrambler has become dearer by ₹10,000 and is now priced from ₹4,69,900 (ex-showroom). It is available in two colour options including Steel Grey and Leoncino Red. While the former is priced at ₹4,69,900 (ex-showroom), the latter costs ₹4,79,900 (ex-showroom).
The new Leoncino 500 BS 6 was launched in India earlier this year in February. It carries over the same design and features as the previous BS 4-spec model which was also on sale in the Indian market until last year.
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Some of its exterior highlights include a round headlight, a small-sized fuel tank, dual-tone front fender with Lion of Pesaro motif, single-piece tuck and roll design seat, and a rear fender-mounted number plate. It gets full-LED lighting and a twin-pod LCD instrument cluster as part of its features list. And for safety, the motorcycle uses dual-channel ABS.
It sources power from a 500cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine which despite being a BS 6-compliant unit, continues to churn out the same output as the previous BS 4-compliant engine. It produces 46.8bhp of maximum power at 8,500rpm and 46Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. It gets a 6-speed transmission.
The Leonicno 500 has been on offer in the Indian market for quite some time now. It was taken down in 2020 due to the stringent BS 6 emission norms. "The Leoncino 500 is a tribute to the original model, which is a legend of Italian motorcycling that largely contributed to the history of the brand," said Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Benelli India.
Benelli offers a three-year/unlimited kilometres warranty on the bike.