Benelli Leoncino

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by John Ashman, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. nopast

    nopast n00b

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  2. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Italian engineering with Chinese quality control? Sounds like a winner.
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  3. John Ashman

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    Preferable to the Japanese lack of giving a crap.
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  4. John Ashman

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    What I see as the greatest thing about these bikes is that, whether or not they are the best deal or the most reliable, they are fit exactly two gaping holes that need to be filled, and that could lead to others jumping into the waters.
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  6. motog

    motog Been here awhile

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    Yes, the Duc is light, manageable and has more dealers but, when I first saw the Benelli Leoncino photos I said to myself "I want one of those" and went the next day to the local Benelli dealer to ask if they were going to come to Australia. I didn't do that when I saw the Duc Scrambler or even the Moto Guzzi Scrambler. If my head were the only thing that ruled my motorcycle purchases, I wouldn't have a single one of my current bikes - BMW R75/5, Yamaha YB100, 4 Suzuki TS100s a Yamaha DS175 and a Suzuki T125 Stinger. I'd sell the lot and get myself some nice, sensible Honda or something. I suspect the same is true for most motorcycle purchasers.

    Jim
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  7. luispcabral

    luispcabral n00b

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    If it gets with a price around 5.500€ it will be a good bike.
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  8. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    If only Kawasaki/Yamaha/Honda could/would build a parallel twin with looks along these lines........ sigh.....
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  9. yamalama

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    it does look nice. for sure.
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  10. John Ashman

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    Unfortunately it is still a full year away at best.
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  11. danketchpel

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    Yamaha is coming pretty close with their XSR700

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  12. John Ashman

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    Love the XSR. But really, REALLY want the upcoming FJ version for long commutes. Something even smaller for dual sport or scrambling.
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  13. john_aero

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    revive an old thread

    the scramble leonine due out next month to dealers in europe
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    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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  17. Dutch idiot

    Dutch idiot Crazy, not stupid

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    I like the little lion on the front fender. :wink:
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    I think not exposing the frame around the seat was a aesthetic mistake. Not sure what they are storing under there though, the plastic must have a purpose.
    Does anyone have experience with or have seen the Lioncino been ridden off road? It's got some power, kinda lightweight and has adjustable rear suspension. I wonder if you raised the front suspension and got a guard for that from oil cooler and bash shield, if you wouldn't have a fun road bike that is capable of hitting some serious trails. Hmmm Similar to the RE Himalayan, but with more power.
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