Benelli New Zealand
Leoncino 500 – With over a centenary of heritage and inspiration to draw from, the new CentroStile Benelli has managed to re-imagine one of the Pesaro firms most beloved motorcycles, the Leoncino 500. This all new design from CentroStile Benelli perfectly matches the motorcycles sharp forms with harmonious lines all while excluding the pure emotion that Benelli is famous for. The all new Leoncino 500 represents an authentic and pure hearted design concept that rediscovers the style and accessibility of the original, all while delivering a contemporary motorcycle that provides a sporty and exciting experience.
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From the front fender, which proudly displays the Lion of Pesaro, on to the new front headlamp featuring cutting edge LED technology, then to the fuel tank and seat, all flowing and emphasizing the personality of this all new Leoncino 500.
A Benelli trademark, the beautiful steel trellis frame houses an all new powerplant from Pesaro; twin-cylinder four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 500cc made by Benelli. This all new engine is smooth and responsive, with maximum power of 48 CV (35 kW) at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 45 Nm (4,6 kgm). No doubt about it; the Leoncino is a motorcycle you will love being seen on.
Rugged. Refined. Modern. Simple.
Leoncino 500 combines tradition, myth and passion with contemporary style, innovation and performance. A tribute to a legend of Italian motorcycling that largely contributed to the history of the brand and that today finds its identity in the modern world.
A steel-tube trellis frame surrounds the Leoncino’s engine, and provides an optimum balance of rigidity and light weight. The Leoncino is maneuverable and confidence-inspiring, for beginners and veteran riders alike.
High quality suspension – a 50mm inverted fork up front and a swingarm-monoshock setup in back – offers dual benefits: Comfortable, compliant quality and superb chassis control, whether riding fast or just taking it easy and enjoying the sights.
The Leoncino features an all-new twin-cylinder engine, featuring 4-valve technology and double overhead camshaft for max power, fuel injection, and a six-speed gearbox.
The all new Leoncino represents an authentic and pure-hearted design concept that rediscovers the style and accessibility of the original, all while delivering a contemporary motorcycle that provides a sporty and exciting experience.
The all new Leoncino represents an authentic and pure hearted design concept that rediscovers the style and accessibility of the original, all while delivering a contemporary motorcycle that provides a sporty and exciting experience.
|Type||In line 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft, 4 valves for cylinder|
|Max. Torque||45 Nm (4,6 kgm) @ 5000 rpm|
|Bore x stroke||69 x 66,8 mm|
|Fuel supply||Electronic fuel injection with throttle body ø 37 mm|
|Final drive||Chain drive|
|Exhaust system||With catalytic converter and oxygen sensors|
|Spark plug||NGK CR8E|
|Rated output||35 kW (47,6 Cv) @ 8500 rpm|
|Frame||Frame in steel tubes|
|Rear shock absorber stroke||45 mm – (112 mm rear wheel travel)|
|Front rim dimensions||17” x 3.50” DOT|
|Rear rim dimension||17” x 4.50” DOT|
|Front suspension||Upside-down forks Ø 50mm|
|Rear brake||Single disc ø260 mm with single piston floating caliper and ABS|
|Front brake||Twin semi floating disk ø320 mm with radial 4 piston caliper and ABS|
|Front tyre||120/70- R17|
|Rear suspension||Rear swing arm with lateral shock absorber with spring preload adjustment and hydraulic rebound brake adjustable|
|Front rim type||Aluminum alloy|
|Rear rim type||Aluminum alloy|
|Rear tyre||160/60 – R17|