Benelli has made a comeback into the Indian market with the launch of the TRK 502 and 502X Adventure motorcycles today. The Benelli TRK 502 is priced at Rs. 5 Lakh while the TRK 502X is priced at Rs. 5.40 Lakh ex showroom Delhi. This is the 1st launch for the Italian motorcycle brand in India after they tied up with Hyderabad based Mahavir Group.
The Benelli TRK 502 made its Global debut in 2015 at the EICMA motorcycle show. We had spotted the test mule in December being tested in India. The TRK 502 and 502X would be brought into India via the CKD route.
The motorcycles will be built at Benellis brand new plant just outside Hyderabad. The motorcycles can be booked at a payment of Rs. 10,000 while deliveries start in 60 days. With the bookings the buyers would also be getting a voucher worth Rs. 10,000 which can get them Benelli accessories.
The Benelli TRK 502 and 502X come powered with the 500cc liquid cooled twin cylinder engine with 47.5PS of power at 8000rpm and 46Nm of peak torque at 6000rpm. The adventure motorcycle is styled in typical ADV styling with a large 20 liters fuel tank, large twin halogen headlights, LED tail lights and turn lights, semi digital instrument cluster unit.
The suspension on both the versions is a 50mm USD fork and a preload, rebound-adjustable mono-shock unit. Brakes on these motorcycles are a 320mm twin-disc setup at the front and a 260m single disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS as standard. The Benelli TRK 502 weighs 235kgs.
The Benelli TRK 502 comes with 17 inche alloys on the front and rear with 120/70 tyres on the front and 160/60 spec rear tyres. The 502X comes with larger 19 inch wheels with 110/80 and 17 inch with 150/70 spoked wheels.
Vikas Jhabakh MD Benelli India said ” We are delighted to launch the TRK range as the first adventure offering from Benelli India. The launch of the TRK range is just the beginning and we are committed to bringing many more exciting Benelli products through 2019.”