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Benelli Leoncino 800 announced – gets Brembo brakes and more

The Benelli Leoncino 800 is a balanced mix of classic and modern style with a strong scrambler feel. The Leoncino 800 has much harder and sculpted shapes than its 250 and 500 counterparts.

The beating heart of Leoncino 800 is the liquid-cooled, four-stroke twin-cylinder 754cc mill that produces of 81.6 HP at 9000 rpm and 67 Nm at 6500 rpm. It comes with a double overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, double throttle body of 43 mm in diameter, clutch with interlocking torque and anti-slipping function and a 6-speed gearbox.

The projector, headlight which incorporates the lines of the Leoncino 250, is entirely LED and presents an original and sophisticated design, emphasized by the arched design and the Benelli Leoncino logo positioned in the center.

Benelli Leoncino 800 high res images
Benelli Leoncino 800 high res images

It gets TFT instrumentation for the dashboard. Leoncino 800 also has a standard center stand.

The suspension department is entrusted at the front to a pair of Marzocchi up-side down forks with 50 mm in diameter. It is adjustable in extension, compression and spring preload with 130 mm of travel.

Benelli Leoncino 800 high res images
Benelli Leoncino 800 high res images

The Brembo braking system comes with a semi-floating double front disc of 320 mm in diameter and a four-piston radial monobloc caliper, while at the rear is a 260 mm diameter disc with a double-piston caliper. The 17 ”spoke wheels in aluminium alloy are fitted with 120 / 70-17 and 180 / 55-17 tubeless tires. The tank has 15 liters of capacity which is the only disproportionate looking element on the bike.