After being unveiled at the EICMA 2015 in Italy, the Benelli TRK 502 is now headed for India. On the outside, it looks different than the Benelli TReK 1130 that the Italian manufacturer unveiled earlier in 2015 at the India Bike Week, despite many similarities; quite akin to some large adventure tourers from BMW and Triumph, albeit a bit smaller.
The tourer-biased bits on the Benelli TRK 502 include the extended suspension, huge front body design with extended front windshield, and a lower rider seat height. More attractions include the handlebar covers and 12-spoke black alloy wheels. Suspension duties upfront are handled by an adjustable upside down front fork, and at the rear, a swingarm with monoshock, providing suspension travel of 150mm at both ends. Braking is via two front discs, 320 mm in diameter, and two-piston floating caliper upfront, and a twin piston caliper gripping a single 260mm disc at the rear.
The traditional Benelli steel trellis frame may be conventional, but the engine underneath it is also all-new: a freshly developed twin-cylinder four-stroke liquid-cooled 500cc with electronic injection, overhead double camshaft timing system, and 4 valves per cylinder. That is good enough for 48PS of peak power at 8,500rpm and 45Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. The gearbox is a 6-speed affair controlled by a hydraulic clutch. Fuel capacity is a mammoth 20 litres.
Benelli is also offering an “off-road” version of the TRK 502 with wire wheels, 19” at the front and 17” at the back.
Benelli will launch its first adventure tourer motorcycle for the Indian two-wheeler market in January, 2017
DSK-Benelli unveiled the India bound Trk 502 adventure motorcycle and its first full faired offering – Tornado 302 at the 2016 India Bike Week motorcycle show in Goa
Italian bike maker Benelli will set up a pavilion to showcase its current and upcoming lineup of products at the 2016 India Bike Week
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