2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 and 2020 Benelli Leconcino 800 Trail Launched

  • The 2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 and 2020 Benelli Leconcino 800 Trail were launched at EICMA 2019.

  • Both share the same engine and frame.

  • The Trail has a 19-inch front wheel.

As expected, the 2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 and 2020 Benelli Leconcino 800 Trail were launched at EICMA 2019.

Pictures of the bike were leaked a couple of months back, but they didn’t indicate that there will be two variants. Both bikes share the same engine and frame platform. They are powered by a754cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin which produces 81.6 bhp at 9,000 RPM and 67 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM. It’s power may not be as high as its contemporaries but the 2,500 RPM spread of power between maximum torque and horsepower shows that the engine has a wide powerband — “flexible” as we usually call it.

Both “Lion Cubs” (that’s what “Leoncino” means) use Benelli’s signature steel trellis frame.Stopping duties are handled by Brembo (instead of Benelli) monobloc brake calipers and 320 mm discs up front. ABS is standard.

The base version feature 17-inch wheels front and rear, while the Trail sees a 19-inch front and 10mm more suspension travel. The Trail’s most significant design cue are the twin upswept exhaust pipes.

The Leoncino pair are rather heavy. The base, street-oriented variant tips the scales at 220 kg, while the Trail is 224 kg.

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