Benelli Leoncino

  • EICMA 2019: Benelli’s NEW Leoncino 800 and Leoncino 800 Trail.

    EICMA 2019: Benelli’s NEW Leoncino 800 and Leoncino 800 Trail.

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    Benelli’s resurgence is in full swing – and at EICMA 2019, the Chinese-Italian factory has just unveiled TWO new 800cc versions of its Leoncino. Building on the success of its 500cc Leoncino, Benelli has just revealed its Leoncino 800 and Leoncino 800 Trail. Powered by an all-new water-cooled twin-cylinder 754cc engine which kicks out around…

  • FIRST RIDE: Benelli Leoncino Trail

    FIRST RIDE: Benelli Leoncino Trail

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    Benelli is back in business with its electric mix of modern-retro metal – and building on the success of its recently reimagined Leoncino, the Italian factory has gone one step further and kitted it out for the dirt. Introducing Benelli’s Leoncino Trail.  There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of the new breed of neo retro-styled…

  • THREE new Benelli’s to be RELEASED next month.

    THREE new Benelli’s to be RELEASED next month.

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    We’ve heard on the grapevine that Benelli’s new TRK 251, Leoncino 250 and 502C Cruiser are set to arrive in dealers this April. First unveiled at EICMA 2018, alongside an eclectic range of new machines, we’ve heard that Benelli is gearing up to deliver its new TRK 251, Leoncino 250 and 502C Cruiser to the general public…

  • LAUNCH RIDE: Benelli Leoncino 500 (2017)

    LAUNCH RIDE: Benelli Leoncino 500 (2017)

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    BENELLI BACK WITH A BANG, REIMAGINING ITS ICONIC LEONCINO Owned by China’s Qiangjiang for over a decade, the long-awaited revival of Italy’s oldest existing motorcycle brand is well underway. With a plethora of new models unveiled at EICMA 2017, Qianjiang/Benelli is leading the charge of Chinese manufacturers making strides in the European market. Back in…

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS – Benelli Leoncino 500

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS – Benelli Leoncino 500

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    Back in 1951, Benelli launched its original Leoncino 125cc; one of the most popular machines in the iconic Italian brands illustrious 106 year history – and for 2017, an all-new Leoncino 500 has made it to market. Staff writer Ross has been out to Italy for the Leoncino launch, and took the chance to put…

  • VIDEO: Benelli to reveal a new Leoncino

    VIDEO: Benelli to reveal a new Leoncino

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    Benelli is bringing back the legendary Leoncino motorcycle at the EICMA motorcycle exhibition in Milan next week. The teaser video doesn’t show much detail, but promises that ‘The Legend is Back’. We see a silhuette of a street bike there, but will have to wait until next week for the full details. Here’s the video:…

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