In Honda CB300R Vs Benelli Leoncino 250, we have compared both the bikes in terms of prices, features, body styling and engine specifications.

The 200-500cc segment is quite booming as there are new launches happening in this segment. Recently, Benelli launched the Leoncino 500, followed by the younger sibling, Leoncino 250. Both of them look very similar and largely, there’s a difference of the engine.

The Leoncino 250 is priced at Rs 2.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom), which makes it rival against the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, KTM Duke 390 and the Honda CB300R. However, amongst the three, the CB300R seems like an equal companion, which is another high priced motorcycle as per its specifications.

This segment is particularly preferred by riders who are bored with the mileage munching commuters and want a good looking motorcycle. While the CB300R is a neo-modern cafe racer, the Leoncino 250 is a scrambler-type roadster.

Honda CB300R Vs Benelli Leoncino 250 – Prices

Honda CB300RBenelli Leoncino 250
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 2.41 LakhsRs 2.50 Lakhs

The CB300R is priced at Rs 2.41 Lakhs, whereas the Leoncino 250 demands Rs 9,000 more, priced at Rs 2.50 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Technically, both are CKD units and are priced a bit high as per their engine specifications.

Honda CB300R Vs Benelli Leoncino 250 – Engine Specifications

Honda CB300RBenelli Leoncino 250
Engine286cc liquid-cooled DOHC249cc liquid-cooled DOHC
Power32 BHP26 BHP
Torque27.5 Nm21 Nm

The CB300R is more powerful than the Leoncino, as it uses a 286cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. The unit produces 32 BHP and 27.5 Nm of peak torque, with engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

In comparison, the Leoncino 250 makes 26 BHP and 21 Nm of peak torque, through its 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine. For transmission, it also uses a 6-speed gearbox.

Honda CB300R Vs Benelli Leoncino 250 Mileage And Riding Range

Honda CB300RBenelli Leoncino 250
Fuel Tank Capacity10 Litres12.5 Litres
Mileage (claimed)35 kmpl37 kmpl
Riding Range (as per claimed mileage)350 kms430 Kms

The fuel tank capacity of the CB300R is a bit less at just 10 Litres. With a claimed mileage of 35 kmpl, we can expect a riding range of anywhere between 350-400 kms. The Leoncino gets a bigger fuel tank of 12.5 Litres. Since it is slightly lower-powered, the mileage should be around 37-38 kmpl, offering a riding range of nearly 450 kms.

Honda CB300R Vs Benelli Leoncino 250 Features

Honda has given CB300R some premium features to portray its modern-roadster image. Following are the features onboard:

  1. Two-bar LED headlights
  2. Dual-channel ABS
  3. Fully Digital Instrument Cluster
  4. Split Step-up Seat
  5. Low-placed Handlebars

As for the Leoncino 250, it is also a retro-styled Scrambler-type motorcycle. Both of the motorcycles have their styling as their prime feature, but nevertheless, these are the features:

  1. LED headlamps
  2. LED taillights
  3. Fully digital instrument console
  4. Single-piece seat
  5. Raised-handlebar
  6. Electronic Fuel Injection
  7. Dual-channel ABS

Honda CB300R Vs Benelli Leoncino 250 – Dimensions

Honda CB300RBenelli Leoncino 250
Ground Clearance155mm170mm
Weight147 kgs– kgs
Seat Height800mm810mm

The CB300R is 2028mm long, 888mm wide and 1053mm tall. The ground clearance is a bit low at 155mm and the wheelbase stands at 1344mm. Considerably, the seat height is low as well at 800mm.

The Leoncino 250 is slightly longer at 2030mm, wider at 890mm and taller at 1115mm. The ground clearance is also better at 170mm and so is the wheelbase at 1380mm. The seat is slightly higher placed at 810mm.

Honda CB300R Vs Benelli Leoncino 250 – Suspension And Braking

Honda CB300RBenelli Leoncino 250
41mm USD forks41mm USD forks
Rear Suspension5-step adjustable mono-shockpre-load adjustable mono-shock
BrakesFront and Rear Disc with Dual-ABSFront and Rear Disc with Dual-ABS

For suspension, the CB300R uses 41mm upside-down forks at the front and a 5-step adjustable mono-shock at the back. In comparison, the Leoncino 250 uses the same 41mm USD forks at the front, but a pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the back. Both of them come with front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS as standard.