Benelli TRK 502X starts to arrive at dealerships

25/03/2019 - 13:51 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

The Benelli TRK 502X has started to arrive at the dealership, and the off-road spec model was spotted at an outlet courtesy North East Biking Community’s Facebook page.

Benelli Trk502x At Dealership Left Front Quarter
The Benelli TRK 502X spotted at the dealership is most likely a display vehicle and not a delivery unit. The test rides should commence soon.

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The Benelli TRK 502X, which was spotted at the dealership, is most likely the display vehicle as it was seen with the optional accessories such as the luggage panniers and without a registration plate (even temporary). A 19-inch wheel at the front enhances the off-road character of the Benelli TRK 502 X. Both front and rear wheel (17-inch at the back) are wire-spoke units that are more durable than alloys. The wheels are wrapped in off-road ready 110/80-section front and 150/70-section rear tyres sourced from Metzeler.

The road-biased Benelli TRK 502 uses 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends that are shod with 120/70 front and 160/60 rear tubeless tyres sourced from Pirelli.

As reported earlier this month, the new adventure tourers have received 150 bookings. Benelli introduced the TRK 502 at INR 5 lakh while the TRK 502X was launched at INR 5.40 – both ex-showroom Delhi. The prices, however, are valid for online bookings only while the dealership level bookings would commence a relatively higher tag.

The online bookings commenced on February 18 for INR 10,000. Online reservations come with a voucher worth INR 10,000 that could be redeemed to purchase apparels and accessories at the time of delivery.

Engine specifications on both variants include a 499.5cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC engine that churns out 47 bhp of power at 8,500 rpm and 46 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor employs a six-speed gearbox. A pair of 320 mm discs at the front and a single 260 mm disc at the rear perform anchoring duties while the safety net of switchable dual-channel ABS comes as standard.

The closest rivals to the Benelli TRK 502 and the TRK 502X are the Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650 although they compete in a relatively premium price bracket.

Benelli Trk502x At Dealership Top
The TRK 502X is the off-road spec model and thus comes equipped with wire-spoke wheels, and a 19-inch front wheel. The optional accessories include panniers and top-box mount among others.

Also read: Benelli TRK 502 vs Kawasaki Versys 650 vs SWM Superdual T - Spec sheet comparo

While the middleweight models are starting to arrive at the dealerships, the company is working on higher displacement variants of the TRK range. Dante Bustos, Chief Marketing Officer, Benelli Global said that the TRK range would climb up to the 750 cc displacement segment. The bigger TRK models would most definitely share the engine with the Leoncino 800.


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