Technically, the Leoncino 500 is rather poorly equipped. There are no technical helpers, except ABS of course. But you can also see this as an advantage: Nothing distracts, the operation is child's play and you immediately "saw through" the machine. And honestly, assistance systems such as traction control, wheelie control, driving modes, etc. are not really necessary on a machine with 48 hp, are they? Instead, there is an on-board computer, gear, fuel and temperature display as well as rev counter, time and speed - everything that is really important on an easy-to-read LC display.
In terms of lighting, however, the machine is modern. There is full LED incl. the turn signals and especially the circular headlight we like well. The machine has a 12.7 liter tank, which allows a range of about 300 km. The 6-speed gearbox shifts easily and precisely. The clutch lever of the cable coupling is not adjustable, but it is nice and smooth. The brake lever is adjustable in range. The sound of the Benelli Leoncino 500 is typical "500 series". You won't lure anyone out from behind the stove, it's more of a restrained, cheerful sound babbling out of the Leo Vince silencer of our test machine.