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Benelli Leoncino 500 launched in India for Rs 4.79 lakh

Benelli Leoncino 500 price is set at Rs 4.79 lakh ex-showroom. The price positioning is made perfect as the nearest scrambler styled bike is Ducati which carries a price tag of Rs 7.89 lakh ex-showroom. At one end, the Leoncino 500 is available in three variants – Standard, Trail, and Sport but in India, only the road-biased standard variant is made available.

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All-new Benelli Leoncino 500 comes in two color options in India – Red, and Silver. The company has started accepting booking of the new bike for a token amount of Rs 10,000 via their website. Leoncino 500 carries classic retro looks with modern powertrain, LED lights, fully-digital instrument cluster, and electronics. Bodywork is limited to the fuel tank and under-seat side panels. Other than that whole bike is blacked out. The exhaust muffler, however, is finished in brushed aluminum.

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Powering the Leoncino 500 is a liquid-cooled, 500cc parallel-twin engine with 8-valve head. This powerplant develops 46.7bhp and 45Nm torque. A 6-speed gearbox is what makes it move. Fuelling is done by electronic fuel injection.

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The bike rides on 17-inch wheels at both ends with fat rubber. A pair of 50 mm USD forks take charge of front end and a pre-load adjustable rear monoshock is given the charge of the rear end. Braking duties are taken care of by twin 320 mm discs at the front with 4-piston radial calipers whereas the rear has a 260 mm disc with a single floating caliper. ABS obviously come as standard.

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Recently launched CFMoto 650NK is priced at just Rs 3.99 lakh which is basically a naked bike. Benelli Leoncino costs Rs 80,000 more than the 650cc bike but CFMoto does not have an extensive brand presence in India as of now.

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