Benelli’s “little lion” has been known for years and in our market, as the neo-retro scrambler in its range, available in both 500 and 754 cubic meters. According to information leaked on the global networks, the renewed Leoncino 800 of 2024 will have significant changes.
First of all, from the horsepower of the model that will probably reach 96 hp, from the 76 of the current Leoncino 800. The increase is very significant and probably not only due to the also expected increase in engine displacement, from 754 to 799 cubic centimeters . Perhaps we are also talking about drastic changes in the engines and the electronics of the engine control, although for now we do not learn anything more. For Europe, of course, the maximum power may be set at 95.2 horses, due to the A2 license – so that it can, legally, be limited to 47.6 horses as provided by European legislation.
Another important change will be the weight, which is reduced by 5 kg, while the top speed is announced to be greater than 200 kilometers per hour. Changes are also announced in the peripherals, with new Brembo brakes, adjustable Kayaba suspensions (also visible in the images), ABS from Bosch and the use of new tire pressure indicators on the instruments.
We await more information in due course.