Today Benelli India has launched its first adventure bike in the country the TRK 502. The Benelli TRK 502 has been launched at starting price of Rs. 5 lakh for the standard version, while the off-road spec TRK 502 X is priced at Rs. 5.40 lakh. In India, adventure tourers are increasing day by day and Benelli is eager to capture the segment. The bike is ready to compete with Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT, Kawasaki Versys 650, BMW G 310 GS, Royal Enfield Himalayan, and the Kawasaki Versys X-300. Bookings for the TRK 502 start today online for a token amount of Rs. 10,000, which the company is offering as a cashback to the first set of customers.
In terms of looks, the Benelli TRK 502 looks sporty with a height of 1450 mm, length measures 2200 mm and 915 mm in width. The bike gets a semi-faired design that looks stylish and gets the trademark ADV elements like the beak-like fender up front, large windscreen and knuckle guards on the handlebar. The bike gets a 20-liter fuel tank. The bike gets a dual headlamp setup with LED indicators and taillight. The seat height stands at 800 mm for the standard TRK which is going up to 840 mm on the TRK 502 X. The ground clearance has been also increased on the adventure tourer from 190 mm on the standard version up to 220 mm on the X model.
Both the version of Benelli TRK 502 is powered by 500 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine which generates a max power of 47 bhp at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 46 Nm at 6000 rpm. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox and uses a hydraulically actuated clutch to reduce lever effort. The bike comes with a gear shift indicator. The bike comes with 50 mm USD forks up front that is non-adjustable and a vertically mounted monoshock unit at the rear that comes with rebound and pre-load adjustment. Braking performance comes from 320 mm dual disc brakes at front and a 260 mm at the rear end with dual-channel ABS with the rear unit switchable.