Underscoring Malaysia as an important market for the brand is Benelli with the preview of three new models that will enter the local market mid-2019. Shown at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS18)These are the 2019 Benelli TRK251 adventure bike, Leoncino 250 naked sports and 502C cruiser. However, pricing has yet to be determined.

Placed as the lower displacement sibling to the Benelli TRK 502, the TRK 521 use the same styling and similar adventure type body but with a 249 cc engine. The single-cylinder mill, mated to a six-speed gearbox, is capable of producing 26.8 hp at 10,500 rpm and 21 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm.

The TRK 251’s advantage is it comes complete with add-ons and accessories designed for adventure touring, including a tall windshield, upright seating position, 17-litre fuel tank, USB charger and LED projector headlights. Rolling on 17-inch wheels, the TRK 251 comes with a ground clearance of 200 mm, with a 41 mm diameter upside-down fork in front and monoshock at the back.

Braking is done with hydraulic discs front and rear with switchable ABS as standard. LED lighting is used throughout the TRK 251 including LED DRLs and inside the cockpit is a monochrome LCD instrument panel.

Like the TRK 251, the Leoncino 250 is a smaller version of the previously released Leoncino 500. Styled as a sports naked, the Leoncino 250 comes with LED lighting, taller handlebar, trellis frame and a wide single-piece seat for two.

The same single-cylinder power plant producing 26.8 hp and 21 Nm of torque from the TRK 251 is used in the Leoncino 250, with a six-speed gearbox. Rider conveniences include a digital meter, front and rear disc brakes with ABS, 12-litre fuel tank and 17-inch wheels.

Resembling the Ducati XDiavel in more ways than one, the Benelli 502C is put forward as a cruiser with its feet-forward foot pegs and low seat. While there is a similar model, the Benelli 402S, in the range, the 502C uses a 500 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled with a six-speed gearbox producing 47.6 hp at 8,500 rm and 45 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.

Fuel for the Benelli 502C is carried in a 21-litre tank and suspension is with 41 mm diameter upside-down forks in front and rear monoshock. LED lighting is standard, including LED DRLs, with a digital instrument cluster, twin disc brakes in front and two-channel ABS.

GALLERY: 2019 Benelli TRK 251


GALLERY: 2019 Benelli Leoncino 250
GALLERY: 2019 Benelli 502C

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