Benelli India has announced the launch of the BS6-compliant Leoncino 500 in the country. The updated model receives mechanical upgrades to comply with the newest emission norms. Here we list the top five highlights of the new Benelli Leoncino 500 BS6.
The BS6 model does not get any styling revision, and the motorcycle continues to feature a round headlight at the front, dual-tone front fender with Lion of Pesaro motif, a rounded fuel tank, single-piece seat with tuck and roll design, and a rear fender mounted number plate. The Leoncino 500 also features a pulled-back handlebar and neutral-set footpegs that deliver upright ergonomics. The middleweight vehicle comes with a 12.7-litre fuel tank and it tips the weighing scale at 207kg (kerb).
The feature list on the Benelli Leoncino 500 includes full-LED lighting and a twin-pod LCD instrument cluster. The safety net on the motorcycle is handled by a switchable, dual-channel ABS.
While the styling has not received any change, the mechanical specifications have been revised to comply with the newer, more stringent emission norms. Yet, the power and torque output numbers remain unchanged. Linked to a six-speed transmission, the 500cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine makes 46.8bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 46Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm.
Similar to styling, the hardware specifications on the Leoncino 500 BS6 remain unaltered. Thus, the suspension tasks are handled by 50mm inverted telescopic front forks and a rebound and preload-adjustable rear mono-shock. The braking setup includes dual 320mm discs at the front and a 260mm rotor at the back. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.
Benelli India has launched the Leoncino 500 BS6 at an introductory price tag of Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs 20,000 cheaper than the BS4 model. The bookings are open for a token amount of Rs 10,000. Benelli India is offering a three-year/unlimited kilometres warranty with the motorcycle.