Benelli have recently confirmed that they will be launching their scrambler motorcycle, the Leoncino 250 to the Indian market. The much-awaited Leoncino 250 was being considered for quite some time now. We can expect Benelli to launch the Leoncino 250 by mid-2019.
The Leoncino 250 is expected to spearhead Benelli’s ambitions in the quarter litre motorcycle segment here. Design-wise, the Leoncino 250 carries forward a classic and retro design theme which would surely grab some attention. There is a stylized lion mascot on the front mud guard which gives it a sporty look.
The Leoncino 250 was unveiled at the 2017 EICMA show in Milan. Basically, the motorcycle will be a smaller version of the Leoncino 500, which is also being considered for India. As per reports, the Leoncino 250 will be paired alongside another 250cc motorcycle being developed by Benelli.
Coming to the engine, the Leoncino 250 will employ a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4 valve engine. This engine can deliver 25.8 bhp of power and 21.2 Nm of torque. It will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Leoncino 250 is expected to have a host of features. These include a fully digital instrument cluster, LED headlamp and tail-lamp, dual-tone fuel tank, 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear disc brakes, ABS and so on. It will also have scrambler-like ergonomics, including a high saddle height and a flat handlebar.
We can expect Benelli to give the Leoncino 250 a competitive price tag. Rivals include the Ducati Scrambler, Triumph Bonneville and the KTM Duke 250. The Leoncino 250 will be entering the scrambler segment here, which is filled with huge potential.
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