Benelli TRK 251 and Benelli Leoncino 250 Launched

  • The Benelli TRK 251 and Benelli Leoncino 250 have been launched in Malaysia.

  • The TRK 251 is the adventure model while the Leoncino 250 is the scrambler/standard variety.

  • Both are priced from RM 13,888 to RM 14,688 (ABS version).

The Benelli TRK 251 and Benelli Leoncino 250 have been launched in Malaysia.

The simultaneous launch sees Benelli now having two models in their 250cc lineup. The TRK 251 is the adventure model while the Leoncino 250 is the scrambler/standard variety.

Benelli TRK 251

  • Sorting through the mumbo-jumbo in the Press Release revealed that the TRK 251:
  • Uses a single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with electronic fuel injection. It produces 26.8 hp (20.0kW) at 10500rpm, but no torque figure was provided.
  • The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
  • Suspension consists of 41 mm upside-down forks and a monoshock at the back.
  • Tying these together is a steel trellis frame.
  • Braking duties are handled by a single floating 280 mm disc gripped by a 4-piston caliper up front, and a 240 mm disc with a single-piston caliper out back.
  • Tyre sizes are 110/70-R17 front and 150/60-R17 rear, mounted on alloy rims.
  • The TRK 251 is available in Rudy Red, Titanium Grey & Jet Black.
  • The Benelli TRK 251 will be available at authorized Benelli showroom
  • from the end of August 2019.
  • Prices range from RM 13,888 to RM 14,688 (ABS Edition).

Benelli Leoncino 250

  • Again, going through all the corporate propaganda (the usual words like “magnificent,” “passion,” blah, blah, blah reveals these details about the Leoncino 250:
  • “Leoncino” means “Little Lion” in Italian.
  • The cute little lion on the front mudguard “looks back on Benelli’s glorious (see what we mean?) history.”
  • Completely redesigned, full-LED headlight.
  • A steel tube trellis chassis forms the frame.
  • 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve, single-cylinder engine.
  • The engine utilizes a 37 mm throttle body electronic fuel injection and TLI ignition
  • Benelli claims 25 hp at 9000 rpm and 21 Nm of torque at 7500.
  • “High-spec” front 41 mm upside-down forks and single rear monoshock.
  • The Leoncino shares the TRK 251’s brake components i.e. 280mm disc with four-piston calipers up front and a 240 mm disc with single-piston caliper at the back.
  • Tyres are the same sizes of the TRK 251, also i.e. 110/70-R17 front and 150/60-R17 rear.
  • Available in all local authorized Benelli dealers from September 2019.
  • Priced from RM 13,888 to RM 14,688 (ABS Edition).

And no, neither model is equipped with a kickstarter in case it refuses to start again.

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