2017 Benelli Leoncino 500 will arrive in Malaysia soon!

  • Benelli Malaysia has confirmed that the 2017 Benelli Leoncino 500 will be arriving on Malaysian shores later in the year

  • The retro-styled Leoncino 500 is powered by a 500cc, twin-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that produces around 47hp and 45Nm of torque

  • Front 45mm upside-down fork with four-piston brake calipers and 320mm discs together with a rear swingarm and a laterally mounted shock absorber + 260mm disc with a single piston caliper

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Benelli Malaysia (currently under Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd) has confirmed that the new 2017 Benelli Leoncino 500 will be arriving on our shores sometimes this year. This plan has been put into play following a successful launches of the 2017 Benelli RFS 150i, TRK 502 and 302R.

CLICK HERE to read more on the three Benelli bikes launch.

The retro-modern motorcycle combines tradition, myth and passion that encompass the true spirit of Benelli with contemporary style, innovation and performance. The design alone is a balance between smooth lines and sharp forms as how they have taken a classic design into the modern era. The whole Leoncino 500 is packaged around a steel trellis frame that has been designed for high levels of versatility and manoeuvrability.

Powered by a 500cc, twin-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine, the Benelli Leoncino 500 is said to produce around 47hp at 8,500rpm and 45Nm of torque. This was achieved thanks to the use of double overhead cams (DOHC) together with four valves dedicated to each cylinder. All the power and torque from the fuel-injected power plant is transferred to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox with a hydraulic clutch mechanism linked to a final chain drive.

The whole ‘scrambler’ look is tied together with wire-spoked wheels; 19-inch for the front and 17-inch for the rear. The iconic lion of Pesaro is also clearly embedded on the seat and fuel tank together with modern-day techs such as ABS, digital instrumentation and all-round LED lights.

Although we are not really sure when the bike will actually arrive or the final price itself, we know that the same bike in India costs around 450,000 Rupees, which is around RM30,473 after direct conversion. Stay tuned to Bikes Republic for more updates regarding the Benelli Leoncino 500.

CLICK HERE to check out the rest of the Benelli bikes available in Malaysia through our exclusive Bike Buyer’s Guide.

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