Benelli TRK 251 comes as brand’s entry-level adventure bike inspired by TRK 502; unveiled at EICMA 2017
Italian bike manufacturer Benelli has unveiled its new entry level adventure bike TRK 251 at the ongoing EICMA 2017 in Milan. The bike comes as the latest one joining the bandwagon of adventure bikes that have been uncovered at the Milan event. It comes with a very aggressive stance and draws inspiration from the TRK 502.
In terms of design, the Benelli TRK 251 gets a sharp beaklike front mudguard, while the headlamps appear very crafted looking. There is a long windshield ensuring comfort for the rider during high speed run. The fully digital instrument cluster enhances its premiumness, while the wide handlebar gives better control to the rider. A muscular and sculpted looking fuel tank is there with black trims on top and at both sides.
The side fairings enhance its masculinity further. A low positioned seat offers the rider greater confidence in riding as well as in handling the machine. Splitted pillion rider seat is spacious and stepped up offering greater comfort. There are long grab bars at the narrow tail section along with a compact LED taillight.
The bike runs on 17-inch multi-spoke aluminium alloy wheels wrapped with meaty rubbers. Stopping power is delivered by a 280 mm single floating disc brake with four piston caliper up front, while rear boasts a 240 mm disc brake with single piston caliper. Suspension duty is done by 41 mm upside down front forks and a monoshock at the back with central damping adjustment with 51 mm travel.
The bike is built on a steel tube trellis frame and its 17-litre capacity fuel tank ensures it can run a long range without refueling. Clearly, the Benelli TRK 251 has been designed to deliver superior riding experience to the riders who seek thrilling rides. Also, being an entry level model, it ensures an affordable pricing compared to its bigger sibling. The machine is designed to perform well on highways as well.
Power source for the Benelli TRK 251 is a 250 cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that is mated to a 6-speed transmission. This motor is well capable of churning out 26 PS of peak power at 9,250 rpm and 21 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. If Benelli decides to bring it here and produce locally in the country, we can see the bike being priced in a similar range as the KTM Duke 250. However, the Italian brand is yet to disclose further details regarding its launch here.