The upcoming Benelli 502C uses the Leoncino 500 platform and takes its styling cues from the Ducati Diavel cruiser
Benelli started their second run in India last year with their new partner Hyderabad-based Adishwar Auto Ride India – Mahavir Group. They have already launched 3 new motorcycles last year and introduced their first adventure tourer the TRK 502 range recently in the country. Benelli has also confirmed that they will launch 5 new motorcycles this year as well.
Post the TRK range Benelli will launch the 502C cruiser in India. The motorcycle is based on the Leoncino 500 platform and takes its styling cues from the Ducati Diavel. The 502C is built around a steel trellis frame which also houses the parallel twin engine.
Towards the front profile, the motorcycle gets a sharp skull shaped LED headlamps followed by an all-digital instrument cluster. It gets a wide raised handlebar, forward set footpegs and a single piece seat that promises to offer comfortable riding ergonomics.
The motorcycle also features a muscular looking huge 21 Litre fuel tank which will offer a decent range to the motorcycle. Towards the rear profile the 502C gets split tail lamps which once again will remind you of the Ducati Diavel cruiser. The rear tire hugger of the motorcycles mounts the number plate and the side turn indicators.
The Benelli 502C is powered by a 499.5cc, twin-cylinder, liquid cooled motor which produces about 47 bhp of peak power and 45 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed transmission. The braking duties of the motorcycle are handled by a dual 260mm petal disc at the front and a single 240mm disc at the rear. A dual channel ABS comes as standard.
The cruiser gets a 41 mm USD fork at the front (with 125 mm travel) and a mono-shock setup at the rear (with 50 mm wheel travel). As far as its pricing is concerned to expect the upcoming cruiser to be priced at around Rs 4.50-5 Lakh rupee mark (ex-showroom). The Benelli 502C will rival directly against the Harley Davidson Street 750 in India.