Benelli TRK 502 India Launch Scheduled For February 18


Benelli TRK 502 and 502X India launch on February 18 and the company is likely to price these motorcycles aggressively against competitors

Benelli is planning to launch the much awaited new TRK 502 in India on February 18th. The company will introduce two variants – TRK 502 and TRK 502 X. Both these motorcycles are powered by 499.6 cc, liquid cooled fuel injected engine, which also does duty on the Leoncino 500 and it is also expected to make its India entry later this year.

This engine produces 47.6 bhp of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 45 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The braking performance comes from 320 mm dual discs at the front with two-piston calliper and 260 mm disc at the rear with a single piston calliper. The adventure motorcycle gets a dual channel ABS braking system as standard.

The TRK 502 and 502X misses out traction control and other advanced systems. The TRK 502 is aimed at touring purpose while the TRK 502 X is focused towards off-roading. The touring model gets 17-inch alloy wheels with 120/70 section tyre at the front and 160/60 section tyre at the rear. Benelli has given Pirelli dual purpose tyres for the TRK 502.

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The TRK 502X, on the other hand, comes with spoke wheels and it rides on Metzeler off-road tyres as the front gets 19-inch wheels with 110/80 section tyre and 17-inch rear wheel with 150/70 section tyre. The ground clearance of TRK 502X models is 220 mm while the touring spec model is at 190 mm and the saddle height of 850 mm.

The TRK 502 comes with underbelly exhaust but the X variant gets a different exhaust and it is placed slightly on the right side, which will help the motorcycle during off-roading. The suspension of both motorcycles is the same as the company has given upside down forks at the front and pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the rear.

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Globally, the company is offering lots of accessories and we can expect to be offered in India also. The fuel tank capacity is 20 litres for both motorcycles and the kerb weight is 235 kg. The TRK 502 and 520X gets tall windscreen to protect the rider from wind blast and the pricing is going be the key for the success of these motorcycles in the Indian market.