The Leoncino range from the beginning is well accepted, here is the new 2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 . A true evolution for the modern-classic of the House of Pesaro, which now presents a two-wheeled essential and authentic style, a balanced mix of classic and modern stylistic elements, which go perfectly with the most advanced 754cc engine in the range.
Leoncino 800 shows the muscles compared to the smaller sisters, presenting itself with much harder and more sculpted shapes, capable of enhancing power and dynamism, with a collected silhouette but at the same time slender and with extremely balanced proportions. In the pure elegance of the lines and in the modernity of its style, Leoncino 800 expresses all its essence and uniqueness, while maintaining the iconic elements of the Leoncino range.
2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 version, we find the stylistic element of the bow, which characterizes the entire range and which is faithful to both the headlight and the tank. Elements and details that at the same time are also the most advanced with respect to the 250cc and 500cc versions, but which give a clear sense of belonging to the typical style of the Leoncino, maintaining its own family feeling.
The beating heart of Leoncino 800 is the liquid-cooled, four-stroke twin-cylinder 754cc, churning out power of 81.6 hp at 9000 rpm and a pair of 67 Nm at 6500 rpm Distribution with double overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, double throttle body of 43 mm in diameter, clutch with interlocking torque and anti-slipping function in oil bath and 6-speed gearbox complete the picture of a motor-transmission unit safe and modern.
The frame is a tubular truss with steel plates, completely new, able to integrate perfectly with the design and to ensure maximum agility and maneuverability on the road for any type of driver, without ever giving up the maximum driving fun. Attention to detail and authentic materials characterize Leoncino 800: the tank, with its angular and modern lines, is made of sheet steel and houses the Benelli logo, as usual.
To embed the Leoncino logo under the saddle is instead an aluminum side panel with modern lines, which develops seamlessly towards the tank, creating a simple but unique and sophisticated style element. The projector, which incorporates the most modern 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.
2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 gets state-of-the-art TFT instrumentation for a dashboard with a modern and authentic design. The saddle, able to guarantee maximum comfort for the rider and passenger, also integrates perfectly with the lines of the bike, as well as the design of the exhaust, with balanced and modern proportions. A special mention to the Lion who, as in the historical bike and as in the rest of the range, stands proudly on the front fender. Leoncino 800 also has a standard center stand.
2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 suspension department is entrusted to the front by a pair of Marzocchi up-side down forks with stems 50 mm in diameter, adjustable in extension, compression and spring preload, a guarantee of comfort, stability and effectiveness throughout the 130 mm excursion of the front suspension. Behind it we find a swinging swingarm with a central single-piece adjustable in the spring preload and an extension hydraulic brake.
Brembo braking system, a guarantee of maximum safety, with a semi-floating double front disc 320 mm in diameter and a four-piston radial monobloc caliper, and a 260 mm diameter rear disc, with double-piston caliper. The 17 ”spoke wheels, tubeless, in aluminum alloy, are fitted with 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 tires. The tank has 15 liters of capacity, emphasizing the muscularity of the bike.