I tried the Benelli Leoncino Trail 500

Ho guidato per 1000 km version “all terrain” of the scrambler “handyman” by Benelli: let's see what I like and what I don't like, how it is made and how it drives

My review of the Benelli Leoncino Trail 500, a bike that many like and that fits a bit’ everyone in the scrambler spirit. In this video I analyze features, strengths and weaknesses after traveling a thousand kilometers with her.

benelli leoncino trail motoretto the test on the panoramic zegna and on dirt roads

Technical sheet BENELLI LEONCINO TRAIL 500:

  • Motore: 2 in-line cylinders, 4 tempi, liquid cooling, double overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder
  • Cilindrata: 500cc
  • Max power: 35 KW (47,6 CV) a 8500 RPM
  • Max torque: 46 Nm (4,6 kgm) @ 6000 rpm
  • Cambio: 6 speed
  • Trasmissione finale: chain
  • Front suspension: Upside-down fork with ø 50 mm adjustable in the rebound brake, 135mm
  • Rear suspension: Swingarm with single lateral shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound brake, 138 mm
  • Front brake: Double disc ø320 mm with floating caliper 2 pistons and ABS
  • Freno posteriore: Single ø260 mm disc with single piston floating caliper and ABS
  • Weight: 207kg
  • Saddle height: 835 mm
  • Tires: 110/80 R19 e 150/70 R17
  • Tank: 12.7 LT
  • Prezzo: 5.990 Euro

What I like?

  • the concept of simple motion, Economic, handyman
  • the engine is ready and nice and also has a nice exhaust tone
  • a good package at an attractive price

What I do not like?

  • saddle too much, troppo, too stiff
  • suspensions that do not absorb

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