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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by John Ashman, Nov 17, 2015.
This is pretty sexy!
Yes, very nice, but I still prefer the spoked 19" wheel of the other version.
Some Czech dude reviewed the Trail version:
He likes it. Maybe a little heavy at 206kg wet (11kg heavier than the CB500X), but a very nice looking bike.
I’d still love to see this bike stateside.
Corona or not, I’d put money down on the trail.
Aaaaaand the base model Leoncino is now available in the USA for $6199. Trail is supposed to be here by the end of October.
Seems like a lot of money for that?
Now on the front page - https://advrider.com/heres-the-benelli-leoncino-scrambler-which-doesnt-look-much-like-a-scrambler/
Has anyone ridden these in real life? I think they're kinda cool!
I just got word that they’re shipping to dealers now. Hopefully not by usps or they’ll all get lost!
They're here. Both the base model and the trail model are available in the USA now! http://benelli.ssrmotorsports.com/pic/model/LEONT1B.jpg
So, I just put a deposit down on one. My dealer is ordering it from SSR and it will be here hopefully in a few weeks. My plan is to purchase it Feb 19th if all goes well. I also ordered a shitton of accessories for it from Ali Express, which should arrive right around the same time I take possession of the bike. Yes, there is a custom-fit bash plate to protect the oil filter. I also got a flyscreen, rear rack, leather saddle bags with hard mounts, front and rear fender extenders, and TRK502 custom-fit hand guards. (I figure since the hand controls are the same between the bikes, the TRK502 hand guards should fit the Leoncino too).
I'm debating on a cat delete pipe, which replaces that entire huge exhaust chamber and then connects back to the stock muffler. That'd save some weight for sure. BUT, looking at the bike, that chamber makes the perfect flat place to lift the bike up to do a rear tire change, so I might keep it as-is for ease of maintenance. There's also a partial replacement system from the headers back and not made to fit the odd angle of the stock muffler. Which has me thinking that this bike would sure look great with a vintage Kerker or SuperTrapp can hung off the side...
At any rate, I've got my order in, I've got my first wave of accessories on the way, and I'm a happy camper.