Benelli India has launched the TRK 502. The Benelli TRK 502 price in India is Rs 5.00 lakh, ex-showroom. There is also the more off-road oriented TRK 502 X. This one retails for Rs 5.4 lakh. Prospective customers can also book the motorcycle online and will receive Rs 10,000 worth Benelli vouchers that can be redeemed for merchandise and accessories. The prices mentioned are introductory and one can head over to Benelli’s India website to book the motorcycle online.
Tell me more about the Benelli TRK 502 range
For starters, there is a new twin cylinder 500cc DOHC engine which is liquid cooled and produces 47.5PS/46Nm. This BS-IV engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that also comes with a gear indicator. Benelli says that they are working on a BS-VI unit and the company is well aware of the upcoming norms and is equipped to meet them too.
Other common bits between both the bikes include a steel trellis frame. There are also 50mm non-adjustable USD forks in the front while the rear gets a pre-loaded adjustable monoshock. There are also 320mm twin floating discs at the front and a single disc at the back. Switchable dual channel ABS too is on offer. One can order both the Benellis in red, white and graphite grey. The motorcycles come with a five year warranty.
You said the Benelli TRK 502 X is more off-road oriented…
Well, the height of the motorcycle is more than the 502 at 1480mm compared to 1450 of the latter. Accordingly the seat height too is 40mm more and stands at 840mm. The ground clearance too is 220mm which is 30mm more than that of the TRK 502. There is also a difference in the wheels. The 502X gets spoke wheels with 19-inch Metzelers in the front and a 17-inch unit at the back. The 502 in the meanwhile boasts Pirelli rubber on 17-inch wheels. While Benelli hasn’t mentioned anything about the kerb weight, expect the 502 X to be a tad more porky of the two.
While there is no competition at the moment for the Benelli twins, comparisons do come in the form of the Kawasaki Versys 650. However, the bigger Kawasaki is not only more powerful but is also pricier. The Royal Enfield Himalayan as well as the Kawasaki Versys 300X are also close competition with respect to displacement. This being said, the Himalayan still remains the most affordable adventure tourer while the Versys 300X is the more costly of the two.