Benelli TRK 502 and 502X adventure tourer motorcycles to be launched in India today
Benelli, one of the oldest Italian motorcycle brands in the world, is all set to launch their first-ever adventure tourer motorcycles in India, the TRK 502 and 502X. Last year in August, Benelli had partnered with Hyderabad-based, Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI) a subsidiary of Mahavir Group. Benelli India's present portfolio includes the 302R, TNT 300 and the TNT600i. All these motorcycles are assembled at the Gundlapochampally facility near Medchal. The Benelli TRK 502 and the TRK 502X will be brought to the country through the CKD route initially. Pre-bookings for the TRK 502 and the 502X have already started at Rs 10,000.
The Benelli TRK 502 is a middleweight touring motorcycle that will be launched in India in the first quarter of 2019 and could be priced at around Rs 5 lakh ex-showroom
The Benelli TRK 502 is an adventure-oriented touring motorcycle with a beefed up fairing up front and a tall visor to deflect the wind away from the rider. The engine is mounted on a trellis tubular frame and displaces 499.6cc in a parallel-twin layout. The engine produces 48PS and 46Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The bike has a 20L fuel tank which in result will have a high fuel range for the long hauls. The TRK 502 comes with 17-inch alloy wheels shod with dual-purpose tyres.
The Benelli TRK 502 and the TRK 502X will be brought to the country through the CKD route initially
The Benelli TRK 502X is the more hardcore version between the two. The bike comes with 19-inch spoke wheels up front to sustain more adventurous riding conditions. The TRK 502X also has a high mounted exhaust for higher ground clearance. The cycle parts between the two motorcycles are similar. Both the bikes, TRK 502 and the TRK 502X get a 50mm upside-down fork setup up front with a 320mm twin disc setup up front for the braking. On the rear, both the bikes get a tubular swingarm setup with a monoshock absorber. The brake at the back is a 260mm disc.
Benelli TRK502 X
The prices have not been unveiled yet, however, we expect the Benelli TRK 502 to be priced around Rs 5 lakh and the TRK 502X to cost a premium of Rs 50,000 over the standard variant. Stay tuned to OVERDRIVE as we bring LIVE updates from the venue.
Starts Rs 5,00,000
Starts Rs 5,40,000