Benelli Leoncino 250 vs Royal Enfield Classic 500 Comparison

Benelli Leoncino 250 vs Royal Enfield Classic 500

Benelli Leoncino 250 Price starts at Rs. 2.50 lakh which is Rs. 47,954 costlier than Royal Enfield Classic 500 priced at Rs. 2.02 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Benelli Leoncino 250 is 37.4 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Classic 500 is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Benelli Leoncino 250 is powered by 249 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Classic 500 is powered by 499 cc engine. Benelli Leoncino 250 is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Classic 500 comes with 6 colours. 60% users have chosen Royal Enfield Classic 500 over Benelli Leoncino 250 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Benelli Leoncino 250 vs Royal Enfield Classic 500 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, 4-Valves, DOHC Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Twin spark, Air cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 249 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 25.8 PS @ 9250 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 72 mm 84 mm
Stroke 61.2 mm 90 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 2
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio 11.2:1 8.5:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 4.08s 3s
Quarter Mile
Braking (60-0 kmph) 19.02m
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph) 34.80m
Braking (100-0 kmph) 54.82m
Mileage (City) 37.38 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 36.14 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) 32 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 32 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 10.89s
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h 19.02m
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front 41mm USD Telescopic Telescopic Forks
Chassis Steel Trellis Single down tube, Using engine as stressed member
Suspension-Rear Pre-load Adjustable Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers With 5-step Adjustable Preload
Tyre Size Front :-110/70-ZR17, Rear :- 150/60-ZR17 Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-110/90-18
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch Front :-19 inch, Rear :-18 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tube
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 22 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight 153 kg
Length*Width*Height 2030*840*1115 2140*790*1090
Wheelbase(mm) 1380 mm 1380 mm
Length 2030 mm 2140 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 170 mm 135 mm
Height 1115 mm 1090 mm
Seat Height 810 mm
Width 840 mm 790 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12.5 L 13.5 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light LED Bulb
Front Brake Diameter 280 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
Battery Type
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cafe Racer Bikes Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Single Single
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Handle Type
Trip Meter Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Digital Analogue
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Digital Analogue
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
DRLs Yes
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000

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Q. Which is better classic 350 or classic 500 in performance?
  • M having stealth black 500 and its such a special feeling to own the RE which cannot be expressed in words but when it comes to 350 or 500 it is totally on your usage as the first thing is mileage which does not differ much as i m getting around 30+ and in 350 it is around 35 but when it comes to driving for sure you feel d diff the 500 variant is much more plesant in driving. so in my opinion just go for 500 but if you are luking price wise u can choose 350 bcz in looks both are same if you are not choosing the 500 only colour variant
  • Difference will be on the inflow of the fuel . 350 is with carburetor and 500 is with fuel injection. 500 got more pickup but lack in fuel efficiency as compare to the counterpart.i' ve rode my classic 350 for almost 5 years, most of the times in the himalayan region.i found no issue regarding the capacity of the engine.on my personal level i would have picked himalayan for classic 500. decision is yours brother. thanks and keep thumping
  • Having owned the Classic 500 I can tell you that it is not worth the extra money. The performance upgrade is not noticeable. I would suggest you gofor the Classic 350 . But the one thing I noticed is the exclusivity of the Classic 500. As far as I know there are only around 10 in my city out of the 1000s of bullets and that really is something special, so if you are looking for exclusivity then go for the 500.
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Q. Which will look better and exclusive between Signals 350 or Stealth Black 500 - Classic 500?
  • If u are taking the bike in near feature go for the stelth black. If u have some time to wait. Re 500 is coming out with a new color. To be specific. Brown color which came in pagases edition. Other suggestion never buy a matt finish bike. It is hard to maintain.
  • Both are good cloured bike but it depends which suites your personality.
  • Noting.. Royal Enfield has not been customer friendly... better go for other... Service and reliability very low
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Q. Planning to purchase a royal enfield, but am confused between the 350cc and the 500cc variant.i want to buy the standard variant for any of the model, as the classic series is too common on the streets these days. the new standard 350cc comes with electric start and disc brakes as per few videos on YouTube. however, loved the forest green colour of the standard 500. heard the 500cc is very expensive to maintain in the long run and unreliable compared to the 350cc.I'll be using the bike for mostly for daily commute as well as occasional weekend rides. please suggest.
  • Go for standard 500 CC bullet. Engine is the same as classic 500. Now abs is standard for all bikes. I am using 500 cc classic model for last 8 years on a daily basis and that too in a crowded Mumbai Traffic. Engine is quite reliable. Well as said 500 cc comes with its own set of issues such as oil leakage. vibration at high speeds, low mileage between 25 to 30 that too post 9k KMS of running. Engines becomes free post 9k KMS..However in new models vibration issue stands sorted to some extent. Mirrors need be changed for better rear view. Go for avenger mirrors. Electric fittings are good. However instrument cluster is an old analogue one and no refinement in it, also the same gets disfunctional after sometime, Post that install a German made analogue console which comes for around 1500. Overall a good bike, highly stable on highways, good body balance, u can drive with both hands off the handle. If u r ready to shelly out 20k a year on maintenance, it will give you a pleasurable experience life long..Even after 200 KMS of running in one stretch u won't feel wired out at all.I will strongly recommend 500 cc bike
  • Only difference is 350 dont use efi and 500 does. Efi is handy if you understand fuse system and even if it blows up u can change with spare one and you are ready to go. Maintenance is same not much difference. Use motul 5100 instead of topgun which is water provided by RE as your engine oil. Do PDI checks throughly as build quality is going down compared to old RE. Test drive both bikes as 500 have extra power so decide after test drive. I owned 500 ds 5 years back. When i went to buy i was looking for 350 but other guy took it for test ride so i took 500 for test ride and till date i never ride 350. So deside after test ride. Best of luck.
  • 1. Daily commute - 350 cc2. Standerd looks unique these days 3. Reliability both are the same 4. Cost of ownership more or less same. 15k kms u will have to replace the fuel filter. Which is 2.5k added ro the service. 5. Milage it depends up on how we ride it. I get around 40 avarage when i drive it casually. Same way i have got a milage of 24 when i was in a hurry.6. If u need a nimble bike with all power like a 200 or 250 cc bike take the 500. Fond of dhug dhug dhug music go for 350. 7. One more thing tyres wears off like 5k kms before 350s. 20k kms tyre life on 350 and in 500 u will wear it of withing 15k kms.
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