Benelli is heading into the very strong middleweight category with its latest 2021 Benelli Leoncino 800. Coming in two flavours, customers around the globe can get the classic base model, or the sexy off-road-inspired Leoncino 800 Trail.
When it comes down to classy looks, this Italian-designed Chinese bike is probably one of the more good-looking models that hail from China (and there seem to be a lot more exciting models to be launched soon). Its retro styling, especially its oval headlight does have a certain attraction not just in Asia, but Europe as well.
Powered by a 754cc parallel-twin engine, the 2021 Benelli Leoncino 800 produces around 76hp and 67.8Nm of torque. Readers should also take note that when it comes to the sound that parallel-twins make, the Leoncino carries a more interesting soundtrack, even with the previous-gen model.
Other features include 15-litre fuel tank, Brembo brake package, 50mm Marzocchi USD front forks (fully adjustable), rear monoshock, 17-inch wheels, and many more. The base model is already a good deal to begin with, but if you want something a bit more rugged, we highly suggest the new Leoncino 800 Trail.
This bad boy comes with a windscreen, scrambler-like exhaust pipes, spoke wheels (19-inch front, 17-inch rear), knobby tyres, elevated seat height, and many more. And that military green colour scheme looks very appropriate for this particular machine, don’t you agree?
We sure hope that this comes to Malaysia soon.