Benelli has launched the BS-6 model of its middle-weight, scrambler-styled offering, the Leoncino 500, in India. The prices of the motorcycle start at Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom) which makes it Rs 20,000 cheaper than its BS-4 counterpart.
The only change it has received is in its engine which is now BS-6 compliant.
In spite of that, the performance numbers have remained unchanged. Propelling the bike is a 500cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine which produces 46.8bhp at 8,500rpm and 46NNm at 6,000rpm. This unit comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The styling, features and cycle parts of the Leoncino 500 have remained unaltered. So it continues with a round headlamp along with a rounded fuel tank which joins the narrow underseat panel to end into a sleek tail section. With a pulled-back handlebar, a single-piece seat and neutral-set footpegs, the motorcycle offers upright ergonomics.
Features include full-LED lighting and a fully-digital instrument cluster with a unique twin-pod design.
Coming to its cycle parts, the Leoncino 500 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels which are stopped by dual 320mm disc at the front and a 260mm disc at the rear. A pair of 50mm inverted telescopic forks and a rebound and preload-adjustable monoshock concertedly handle the damping duties.
The motorcycle sports a 12.7 litre fuel tank while its kerb weight stands at 207kgs.
The Benelli Leoncino 500 BS6 can be booked at a token amount of Rs 10,000 and the company is offering three-year unlimited kilometers warranty with the bike.