More power, less weight, more equipment… The Benelli Leoncino 800 2024 leaves us new data and details

The updated version of the Benelli Leoncino 800 It was released in China, the country of origin, at the beginning of January 2024. But until now, the brand's top-of-the-range model has not yet debuted in our market.

With notable improvements in displacement, power, and price, Benelli It offers two variants there, as in the current model. One normal and one scrambler type. Its arrival in Spain has not yet been announced, where it is expected due to excellent improvements and a potentially lower price.

Now the Benelli Leoncino 800 offers a power of 96 hp, increasing this parameter by 20 CV compared to its previous version. This increase is quite significant in China, although we obviously hope that in the European version the power will be adjusted to comply with the A2 license regulations, and thus be limited to 48 HP.

The displacement of the water-cooled inline twin engine has increased from 754 to 799 cc. This change has been achieved by increasing the diameter of the cylinders from 88 to 90.6 mm, while maintaining the stroke at 62 mm. The exact performance data in China is 96.5 HP at 9,000 rpm and 79 Nm at 7,700 rpm, compared to 76 HP at 8,500 rpm and 67 Nm at 6,500 rpm of the previous version.

On the other hand, the new Leoncino 800 2024 has reduced its weight by 6 kg. Stopping the scale, now, at 217 kg with the empty tank. Thanks to all these improvements, it clearly improves in parameters such as acceleration and maximum speed, reaching 210 km/h, instead of the 190 km/h of the version that will arrive to replace in the brand's official dealerships.

Benelli Leoncino 800 2024

These improvements are complemented by updates to the chassis and chassis, including an effective adjustable suspension signed by Kayababrakes Brembo and ABS from the German specialist, bosch. In addition, it will have a 5-inch TFT screen that integrates tire pressure indicators and smartphone connectivity with arrow navigation.

In China, the price of Benelli Leoncino 800 2024 It is 46,800 yuan, about 6,000 euros. A significant decrease compared to the 55,800 yuan (about 7,100 euros) of its previous version.

In Europe, the Leoncino 800 and its scrambler variant, the Leoncino 800 Trailare available from 2022, with prices that currently start in 8,290 euros and 8,590 euros, respectively. By the way, it has not yet been officially confirmed when the new versions will be available on the old continent, nor if they will have a lower price.

Benelli Leoncino 800 2024

Differences Leoncino 800 and Leoncino 800 Trail

The key differences between the Leoncino 800 and Leoncino 800 Trail are in the wheels. The Trail, like a scrambler, uses thick-profile enduro tires (120/70-19 front and 170/60-17 rear) and tubeless spoke rims.

It seems that in the future, both variants will adopt a 17-inch format for the front and rear wheels, with standard 120/70-17 tires at the front and 180/55-17 at the rear. The seat height will remain at 800 mm. Of course, the Trail version will retain its characteristic raised dual exhaust and will have a slightly higher price.

Benelli Leoncino 800 2024

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