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I hv been trying to search the forum regarding any posts related to the newly launched Leoncino 800 and Leoncino 800 trail but couldn't find any. Wondering if any owners here.

It would be nice to hear owner reviews and opinions.

Thanks
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Hey, i got one 800 trail in forest green.
What ya want to know?
1st/2nd gear are long, i think you can get 120kmph with 2nd. Doesnt really need 3rd while driving in forest.
6th gear is a bit to short for my liking 120kmph with 5500rpm.
Enough power to pull from 150 with 6th gear, due to the 50/50 tire, i havent had balls to go over 170.
Idle in traffic is painful cause i think its lean on low rpm(2000). Prolly needs a power commander or a personal tune for efficiency.

It performs well in the forest and gravel, a bit to heavy for sand(probably lack of skill).
Needs a bashplate and some engine guards to feels safe throwing it around.

If you hit it hard over 6000 to 10k rpm it gets thirsty.
But its fun though.

Its a fun scramblet to cruise around and turn off the main road when ever you feel like it.

Edit: throws up alot sand and mud, wear goggles and raincoat while offroading in wet 馃榾


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Thank you for sharing your detailed thoughts and I can only echo your words.

How do u find the suspension? I feel the front a bit soft as it dives abruptly on hard braking. Also the rear could perhaps use a softer spring. I hv tried to compensate by turning out the preload completely but the bike still sags less than it should for my weight at 95kgs.

I hv installed a fender extender at the front and half mud guard on the rear. These are quite effective in keeping the rad and the tail / pillion seat clean.

Also installed crash bars I found on AliExpress and changed the levers to short ones to avoid breakage in case of a fall.

The fuel average is around 18km/l.

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Very nice. It looks like you have some lovely places to explore.
Very nice. It looks like you have some lovely places to explore.
Thank you. I am in Lahore, Pakistan. I hv not yet taken this bike on longer trips but the country has much to offer in its Northern region , parts of which I hv covered on my Suzuki Vstrom DL1000. I will surely take the Leoncino up there as well some day.
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Hello colleagues, I decided to buy a Leoncino 800 trail, but I doubted the Chinese quality. The main question would be what about the corrosion problems? Because from my experience, I have bought electric bicycles made in the Czech Republic, but assembled in China. After half a year, the wheel spokes, stars and chain rusted. Maybe you can reassure me that this model does not have such a problem?
Hello colleagues, I decided to buy a Leoncino 800 trail, but I doubted the Chinese quality. The main question would be what about the corrosion problems? Because from my experience, I have bought electric bicycles made in the Czech Republic, but assembled in China. After half a year, the wheel spokes, stars and chain rusted. Maybe you can reassure me that this model does not have such a problem?
In my over 8 months of ownership, I hv not noticed any corrosion in my bike. The chain if left wet or uncleaned after a ride in the mud catches surface rust which can be scrubbed off using kero and kept in good condition by coating it with gear oil. But I live in a relatively dry area. We don't hv much rain here so I am not sure how good the metals would be in wet conditions.
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In my over 8 months of ownership, I hv not noticed any corrosion in my bike. The chain if left wet or uncleaned after a ride in the mud catches surface rust which can be scrubbed off using kero and kept in good condition by coating it with gear oil. But I live in a relatively dry area. We don't hv much rain here so I am not sure how good the metals would be in wet conditions.
I see that you mostly drive off-road. Have you adjusted the rear suspension for your weight? Maybe you can write more precisely? I have already paid an advance for the Leoncino trail, so I am already the owner.
I see that you mostly drive off-road. Have you adjusted the rear suspension for your weight? Maybe you can write more precisely? I have already paid an advance for the Leoncino trail, so I am already the owner.
Most of my riding is on the pavement with some occasional light off road stints. My rear suspension has the entire preload screwed out and rebound damping set somewhere in the middle of the adjustment. I weigh around 95kgs but the bike does not sag as much it should... I think it is the spring rate, relevant angle of the rear shock and its limited length which makes the ride stiff and bumpy on uneven surface. The saddle is also a little uncomfortable to my taste. Going over continous bumps or bad roads which are common in my country, tailbone pain can set in if u r not standing on the bike or not taking frequent breaks. Maybe some modification to the saddle or an airhawk might help.
The bike otherwise handles very well on the pavement and very confident inspiring.
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My experience is that the Leoncino 500 (and also my CSC/Zongshen SG400) largely have stainless hardware that does not rust. I have done water crossings and have gotten the leo coated in mud, which I didn't wash off for months, and there's no corrosion on anything. My 2017 Yamaha SCR950 had major corrosion problems even though it lived its life in a garage 300 miles from the nearest ocean. All the hardware had some kind of green plating, and that was largely okay. But all of the cast steel items on the bike started corroding. The footpeg brackets in particular were turning white and then green. No such problems on any of my chinese-made bikes.

Charles.
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I am searching for a skid plate designed to fit on the Leoncino 800 but can't find any options. SW Motech and GIVI are offering other accs like pannier racks, tank bags and wind shields but no one seems to hv any options for engine protection and a skid plate.

I though found engine crash bars (unbranded Chinese) on Ali Express as can be seen from pics shared earlier on this thread but no skid plate so far..

Any clued?
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