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    Eddieb
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    Even as the scrambler segment motorcycle welcomed a new member in Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 at the first day of EICMA show in Milan, Italy, the second day saw its competitor, the Benelli Leoncino.

    Designed at the new style centre of Benelli in its historical stronghold of Pesaro in Italy, the Leoncino shall include the emblem of a lion that denotes this city on its front fender. The motorcycle bears a lot of resemblance to the Ducati Scrambler range in terms of design. The Leoncino comes with low exhaust position, chunky wheels, USD front forks with 50mm diameter topped with a LED light. The seat is finished in Alcantara leather and the rear gets an LED tail light. The tyres are 110/80 section up front and 150/17 section at rear, which is fitted on 19-inch and 17-inch wheels respectively.

    The Leoncino is powered by a brand new 499.6cc, twin-cylinder engine with liquid cooling developing 46.9bhp at 8,500rpm and 45Nm torque at 4,500rpm combined with a six-speed gearbox.

    The Benelli’s scrambler motorcycle is equipped with 320mm twin disc brakes with four piston caliper upfront, while rear tyres get 260mm single disc with two piston caliper. The Leoncino is currently far from the production model, which is expected in 2017. The motorcycle will feature standard ABS in production model.

    There is no information on the arrival of Leoncino to India via DSK-Benelli. However, DSK-Benelli already voiced its plans to bring new models to India in the coming years. That activates the possible India entry. Benelli Leoncino is expected to be part of 2016 Auto Expo line-up of DSK-Benelli.

    From: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/2015-eicma-benelli-leoncino-rival-new-ducati-scrambler-unveiled-655324

    #15701

    Eddieb
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    Benelli has confirmed its Leoncino models will enter production having previously only shown them as prototypes. The Leoncino is powered by a same 46bhp 500cc liquid-cooled parallel twin cylinder motor and will be available in two versions -, the standard Leoncino and the Leoncino Trail. The two models differ in wheel sizes – 17-inch front and rear for the standard and a 19-inch front for the Trail – and tyre choice, with slightly more trail-orientated tyres on the Trail.

    The Lion of Pesaro sits atop the front mudguard on both models.

    Both Leoncino models will be available in early 2017 in a choice of red, silver, green and black. Prices are yet to be announced.

    #29192

    Eddieb
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    There’s a 2nd hand one of these on TradeMe at the moment for $8750, it looks pretty cool.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/dual-purpose/auction-1994800343.htm

    #35061

    Gerrie Visagie
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    • Bike: Benelli Leoncino Trail
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hi Eveybody;

    My first post here, how exciting!

    So I took the plunge and decided to buy a Benelli Leoncino trail in silver. It was delivered yesterday and I took it for a ride to work. Its quite different than my previous motorcycles that all had capacities of 700cc – 1200cc. Its by no means slow though!
    Stil waiting on some of the protection parts (radiator-, bash plate and hand guards) before I take it offroad.

    Hope to see some of you on the road soon!

    #35066

    OldBeer
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    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Welcome!! Nice bike!
    Whereabouts are you based Gerhard?
    If you let us know then people organising rides can let you know.
    Happy riding

    #35067

    Gerrie Visagie
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    • Bike: Benelli Leoncino Trail
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Thank you and thank you!

    Im in the North Shore, Sunnynook.

    #35068

    OldBeer
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    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
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    OK…cool. Im in Torbay
    Have a look at this
    https://klrramblers.wordpress.com/events-calendar/

    If you fancy a very gentle pootle through the backroads and gravelly bits just north of Auckland, come along next Saturday (15th). Just gravel so bash plate not essential.
    Usually a group of 3 or 4, so pretty low key. Meet at 8, ride at 8.30, usually somewhere north of suburbia, often Puhoi. Ride for the morning. Stop every so often and enjoy the view. Finish with a coffee somewhere early afternoon or later depending on where we decide to go.

    Usual bikes are a couple of vstrom 650s, a DRZ400 and the occasional Africa Twin.

    Maybe see you there

    Cheers

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