Benelli’s most affordable bike.
Fills the gap left by TNT25.
Scrambler style bike.
Steel trellis chassis, swingarm and suspicions variants.
Smaller tyres, dual-channel ABS.
249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine.
Lesser power output than its previous generation.
Benelli Leoncino 250 price in India is Rs.2.5 Lakh.
Benelli has unexpectedly launched its most affordable bike - Leoncino 250. It is priced at Rs.2.50 Lakh and a refundable 6000 down payment is demanded to book and to be on the waiting list. The Benelli has launched this new entrant to fill the gap left by TNT25, which was discontinued in 2018.
The Leoncino 250 is styled similar to Leoncino 500 with variation in oval headlights. Leoncino is a scrambler style bike with steel trellis chassis frame measuring 2,030mm×840mm×1,115mm, swingarm, and suspension which are the main variants of this bike.
The bike comes with a fuel tank of 12.5 liters. Additionally, it has 41mm upside-down suspension in front and mono-shock at the rear. 280mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear is a key feature of the braking setup.
A special modification that enhances the bike having smaller tyres: 110/70-R17 measures for front and 150/60-R17 for the rear one. The bike comprises of dual-channel ABS.
KTM 250 Duke and Suzuki Gixxer 250 are the biggest competitors with much power. But it finds itself in the segment of very capable motorcycles that is the KTM 390 Duke and the Royal Enfield Interceptor considering the price tag.
Benelli Leoncino 250 is powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which provides a 25.8PS of maximum power and 21.2Nm of peak torque. The Leoncino 250 is the successor of earlier launched 500cc variants and gives a lesser power output than its previous generation, which made 28.5PS and 21.6Nm. As expected, such a decrease in power could be the result of Benelli’s reworking of the engine to fulfill the upcoming BSVI emission norms/standards.