Benelli Leoncino 250 India Launch Expected Soon: Specs, Details & Price

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli recently launched the all new Leoncino 250 scrambler in Malaysia. The motorcycle is a smaller version of the Leoncino 500 — launched recently in India. The Leoncino 250 retails at RM 14,688 (roughly Rs 2.51 lakh, sans taxes).

Benelli Leoncino 250 India Launch Expected Soon: Specs Details & Price

Benelli's Leoncino 250 made its first appearance at the EICMA 2017. The motorcycle features a full LED headlamp, a fully digital instrument cluster, a fuel tank that holds 17-litres of petrol, and a single-piece seat.

Benelli Leoncino 250 India Launch Expected Soon: Specs Details & Price

The Benelli Leoncino features 41mm upside-down telescopic forks at the front, and an adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The motorcycle features a 249cc, 4-valve, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 25.5bhp of power and 21.2Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Benelli Leoncino 250 India Launch Expected Soon: Specs Details & Price

The Leoncino features 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends, a 110/70-section Pirelli Angel ST tyre at the front, and a 150/60-section Metzeler Sportec M5 tubeless tyre at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 280mm disc brake at the front, and a 240mm disc brake at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.

Benelli Leoncino 250 India Launch Expected Soon: Specs Details & Price

The Leoncino 250 is currently available in three colour options - Pearl Brown, Italian Red, and Titanium Grey. While there is no official information about a launch timeline, we expect that the company will launch the motorcycle in India soon.

Benelli Leoncino 250 India Launch Expected Soon: Specs Details & Price

We expect to see the motorcycle at the Auto Expo 2020, and expect the Leoncino 250 to be priced between Rs 2.0 lakh and Rs 2.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Once launched, the Leoncino 250 will compete with the KTM Duke 250, the Royal Enfield 350 series, and Jawa's range of bikes.

Benelli Leoncino 250 India Launch Expected Soon: Specs Details & Price

Thoughts About The Benelli Leoncino 250

We think the motorcycle looks rather slim (at least that's what we can tell from the pictures) for a 250, although we're sure the motorcycle will look a whole lot different in the flesh. We also think the specs are great for a quarter-liter class. Having said that - Benelli seems to be aiming for the mass-market. First a 500, now a 250. We won't be too surprised if we hear about a 150cc motorcycle form the Italian giants.

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Article Published On: Friday, September 20, 2019, 15:00 [IST]
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