Benelli Leoncino Concept

   

Make Model.

Benelli Leoncino

Year

2016

Engine

Parallel twin, DOHC, 8 valves

Capacity

499.6 cc / 30.5 cu in
Bore x Stroke 69 x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Exhaust With catalytic converter and oxygen sensors, Euro 4 compliant

Induction

EFI with 37 mm throttle body

Ignition

TLI

Spark plug

NGK CR8E
Starting Electric

Max Power

35.8 kW / 48 hp @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

45 Nm / 4.59 kgf-m @ 4500 rpm

Clutch

Wet clutch

Transmission 

6-Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel tube trellis frame

Front Suspension

50 mm USD fork, adjustable

Front Wheel Travel

135 mm / 5.3"

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with monoshock, spring preload adjustable, hydraulic rebound adjustable

Rear Wheel Travel

145 mm / 5.7"

Front Brakes

Dual 320 mm floating discs, 4-piston calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 260 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS

Front Wheel

3.00 x 19" DOT-D, Aluminium alloy, cross spoked wheel

Rear Wheel

4.25 x 17" DOT-D, Aluminium alloy, cross spoked wheel

Front Tyre

110/80-R19

Rear Tyre

150/70-R17

Dimensions

Length:  2100 mm / 82.7"
Width:       800 mm / 31.5"
Height:   1160 mm / 45.7"

Wheelbase

1450 mm / 57.1"

Ground Clearance

185 mm / 7.3"

Seat Height

815 mm / 32.1"

Dry Weight

170 kg / 375 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 L / 4.0 US gal

Fuel Reserve 

3 L / 0.8 US gal

 

A historic name for Benelli, the Leoncino (Italian for “lion cub”) was the model that defined the Italian company after World War II. The Leoncino is a concept expected to reach production next year.

Some early specifications are as follows;

  • 500cc parallel twin engine with DOHCs

  • Produces a claimed 48 hp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 33 foot/pounds at 4,500 rpm.

  • Six-speed gear box.

  • Steel trellis frame

  • Beefy 50 mm fork and a preload-adjustable shock in back.

  • The wheels (19″ front and 17″ rear) have knobby tires.

  • Dual disc brakes up front with large 320 mm units andradial mount calipers.