Benelli’s first new products for the country under the new Indian management, the TRK 502 and the TRK 502X, are here and here are a few photos to whet your appetite
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Benelli India has launched its first adventure motorcycle, the TRK 502, as well as its slightly off-road biased twin, the 502X.
The big burly Italians draw styling inspiration from the Ducati Multistrada with a sharp beak which has vents on it.
It gives a big bike feel and even the 840mm of saddle height on the 502X is pretty high for a mid-capacity bike. Thankfully, the standard model has a more accessible 800mm seat height.
The 502X gets an upswept exhaust in-line with its off-road riding credentials.
Both motorcycles are built around the same tubular steel trellis frame.
Nestled in the frame is a 500cc parallel-twin motor which makes 47.5PS and 46Nm, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Unfortunately, it misses out on rider aids like ride-by-wire, riding modes and traction control.
Both motorcycles get the same 50mm USD forks which are not adjustable.
The rear monoshock units have different stroke lengths on both bikes, but both get preload as well as rebound adjustability.
Both variants get different wheel setups. On the standard, you get 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends. These wheels come shod with Pirelli Angel GTs which are known to be good touring compound rubber.
On the 502X, you get aluminium spoke wheels with a larger 19-inch front wheel. These are wrapped in dual-purpose Metzeler Tourance tyres.
Even the brake components are different. On paper, both get twin 320mm rotors with a four-piston caliper on each disc. But the standard one gets conventional discs with a radially mounted caliper.
The 502X, on the other hand, gets petal discs with sliding calipers.
Both the bikes get the same rear brake - a 260mm disc with a single-piston caliper. However, the 502X gets switchable ABS on the rear wheel.
Benelli has launched the 502 at Rs 5 lakh, while the 502X commands a premium of Rs 40,000 over the standard one. These prices are ex-showroom India and are introductory.
Only online bookings are open currently with the deliveries set to begin in April. Benelli is also offering a voucher worth Rs 10,000 for every online booking, which can be availed for merchandise or accessories.
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| 8 months ago
Awesome Byks all are..... 1Reply
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