Pros: Attractive styling, good quality components, nimble handling
Cons: Clunky gearbox, intrusive ABS, slightly pricey
What we have here is the Benelli Leoncino 250 or the Leoncino Duecentocinquanta as the Italians would say. It is the manufacturer’s smallest offering in the Leoncino range. Benelli calls it a scrambler, just like its bigger sibling, the Leoncino 500 which we tested a while ago.
But going by the looks of it, this one too seems to like its roads well paved. Confused as to what the motorcycle was all about, we thought it’s best to spend a couple of days with the Leoncino 250 to find out more.