Kawasaki Versys X 300 vs Benelli TRK 502:...
- Jul 15, 2019
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Benelli has updated the TRK 502 and the TRK 502X for 2020 and has showcased them at the 2019 EICMA as well. For 2020, the bikes come with a new saddle which promises to be more spacious and comfortable. Consequently, the seat height has gone up from 800mm to 835mm in the TRK 502 and from 840mm to 860mm in the TRK 502X. That’s a bit too tall for the Indian market, so expect Benelli to offer more accessible seats with the India-spec bike. The Italian brand has also equipped the bikes with illuminated switchgear, rearview mirrors, adjustable brake and clutch levers and a redesigned tail rack. There are new colours with graphics on offer on both the bikes too: white and anthracite.
Apart from these changes, the two variants remain unchanged mechanically. Even the motor hasn’t been updated to Euro 5 / BS6 norms yet. It still produces the same output as its predecessor: 47.5PS and 46Nm. Expect Benelli to update the engine to BS6-compliance and then launch the new versions in the Indian market once the norms are enforced from April 2020 onwards.
Benelli has priced the TRK 502 at Rs 5.10 lakh whereas the more hardcore off-road biased version, the TRK 502X costs Rs 5.5 lakh. Expect the 2020 iterations to be dearer by around Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 over the current prices.
If you’re wondering how the TRK 502 and 502X fare in the real world, check out our first ride review. In a related development, Benelli also unveiled the TNT 600i middleweight naked at this year’s EICMA. Sadly, apart from the new headlight and fancier instrument cluster, the bike hasn’t changed mechanically. It isn’t BS6 / Euro 5-compliant either. We hope Benelli updates this motorcycle in parallel with the TRK 502 range and launches it in the Indian market eventually.
All prices ex-showroom Delhi.