Benelli TRK 502 and Benelli TRK 502X to be launched in India on Feb 18
Benelli has confirmed that two of its most anticipated offerings, the TRK 502 and the TRK 502X will be launched in India on February 18. There had been much anticipation since the first time the adventure tourer was unveiled at EICMA. The company dealerships have not started accepting bookings yet, which we believe could start by the end of January 2019. The TRK 502 could be priced between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh, while the TRK 502X should command a premium of about Rs 50,000 over the 502. Both bikes are powered by the same 499.6cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that churns out 47.6PS and 45Nm, mated to a six-speed transmission. That said, there are significant differences between the two bikes. The TRK 502 is the road-biased version while the TRK 502X is the more hardcore, off-road worthy version. In fact, the TRK 502X had been spotted testing in India.
The Benelli 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
Both bikes use the same chassis and most of the bodywork, but while the 502 uses 17-inch wheels at both ends and runs on Pirelli Angel GT tyres, the 502X uses a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel and is shod with Metzeler Tourance tyres. Additionally, the TRK 502X's seat height is higher at 850mm and so is its ground clearance at 220mm. To add to its off-road credentials, the 502X also comes equipped with a bash plate and a more upswept exhaust.
The Benelli TRK 502 X is the more hardcore, off-road worthy version of the bike and comes equipped with a 19 inch front wheel, taller seat, higher ground clearance and a different exhaust along with different tyres as compared to the road-biased TRK 502
Braking duties are taken care of by twin 320mm discs upfront while a single 260mm disc has been employed at the rear. ABS is part of standard equipment but the bikes do not feature riding modes or traction control, When launched, the TRK 502 and TRK 502X will be the first all-new products to be launched by Benelli in India, as part of its recent partnership with the Adishwar Auto Ride India - Mahavir Group.
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