2017 Benelli Leoncino
Benelli was finding it difficult to find its identity amidst in the modern and competitive world, even more after it was acquired by a Chinese firm. But now it seems like a thing of the past, more of a ‘myth’ one could say. Benelli started showcasing us products designed by CentroStile Benelli and slowly their reputation got back to their original charm.
The same design house has once again wowed us by showcasing the Leoncino (pronounced Leon-cheeno), meaning the Lion Cub and the Leoncino Trail is its scrambler edition. This street and scrambler motorcycles was first showcased at the 2015 EICMA as a concept and people had then put a lot of money on these bikes because of the potential shown. Then these motorcycles missed the recently culminated Indian Auto Expo 2016 and the Indian fans were disappointed and rubbished it calling it a rumour. But Luckily, DSK Benelli chief, Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, has confirmed the arrival of the Benelli Leoncino and Trail. We saw the production versions at the ongoing EICMA 2016 as well and we are glad to report that it has maintained the rugged and beautiful lines. Rejoice everyone.