The Benelli Leoncino is designed as a scrambler with minimal bodywork coupled with retro looks. The bike gets a round LED headlamp with a projector lens, while the Lion of Pesaro is placed on the front fender and was the source of the name's inspiration. The tear-drop fuel tank is nicely done with the exposed Trellis frame underneath. The tail section sports an LED taillight while the minimal panels make for a clean look at the rear. The bike uses a pod-styled digital instrument cluster that packs all the necessary tell-tale lights. The Leoncino for India is being offered in the road-biased version and get 17-inch alloy wheels with a ground clearance of 145 mm. The bike is available in two colours options - Leoncino Red and Steel Gray.
With respect to the powertrain, the Benelli Leoncino 500 is powered by the 499 cc twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor tuned for 47 bhp at 8500 rpm and 46 Nm of peak torque available at 6000 rpm. The motor is also seen on the TRK 502, and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike is suspended by 50 mm inverted forks up front while a lateral hydraulic monoshock unit does duty at the rear. Braking power comes from a 320 mm front disc with four-piston calipers, and a 260 mm disc at the rear with a single-piston floating caliper. Dual-channel ABS is part of the standard kit.