Hear the roar of the Benelli Leoncino 125

Here is the Leoncino 125 by Benelli, the oldest motorbike manufacturer in Europe to still be in business today.

The company was indeed founded in Pesaro in 1911, when a lionhearted woman named Teresa Benelli, having lost her husband, decided to ensure her six children would have a job once they grew up. She decided to sell part of her land to set up a small workshop, where the six brothers gained experience by building their first engines.

Forty years later that brave beginning, in 1951, the two-stroke Leoncino 125 was born, with the royal, rampant feline that is the brand’s icon on its front fender.

After winning the first Motogiro of Italy in 1953, with Bologna-born pilot Leopoldo Tartarini, the Leoncino achieved fame and became a huge success in terms of sales.

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