Benelli India has announced the revised prices of its newly launched products, the TRK 502 and TRK 502X. The TRK 502 was launched in the country at INR 5 lakh* while the off-road spec TRK 502X was priced at INR 5.40 lakh*. However, the prices mentioned above were valid for a limited period and for online bookings only.
Benelli has announced increased the prices of the TRK 502 and 502X by INR 10,000. Thus, the TRK 502 can be purchased for INR 5.10 lakh*, while the TRK 502X costs for INR 5.50 lakh*.
*Ex-showroom Delhi prices
Both models have received a good response, and as many as 150 units of the middleweight adventure tourers have been booked (as on March 21) in the Indian market. The Benelli TRK 502 and the TRK 502X compete with the Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650 respectively. The Kawasaki and the Suzuki products, however, sit in a relatively premium price bracket.
The TRK 502 and the TRK 502X use the same 499.5 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve engine that churns out 47 bhp of max power at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 46 Nm at 6,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Styling is identical too, although the TRK502X gets off-road spec hardware. The TRK 502X comes equipped with a 19-inch front wheel that is aimed to tackle the off-road obstructions more efficiently than the TRK 502. The off-road spec variant features wire-spoke wheels that are wrapped in dual-purpose Metzeler tyres. The road-biased TRK 502, on the other hand, uses 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends that are shod with tubeless tyres sourced from Pirelli.
Braking department comprises twin 320 mm discs at the front and a single 260 mm unit at the rear. The safety net includes switchable dual-channel ABS as standard. Shock absorption duties are carried out by meaty 50 mm upside-down front forks and a vertically-mounted mono-shock at the back.