DSK Benelli TRK 502 will be the most affordable and accessible adventure motorcycle everyone has craved for
Adventure motorcycles have always been something to look forward too. They can take you through good roads comfortable and the best part that is applied to bad roads as well once the motorcycle encounters. The weight, dimensions, suspension and everything else work in tandem to make life better when the path is unknown, broken and challenging. Big motorcycles, which are 1000cc and above clearly don’t suit the needs of Asians who aspire to be the same. However, we have recently seen the Royal Enfield Himalayan challenging that aspect and in the premium segment, this, the Benelli TRK 502 will come along. Let’s have a look at it in detail as there is a lot to be disclosed.
DSK Benelli TRK 502 Design and Dimensions
Styling cues are clearly are of an adventure motorcycle. Sharp and edgy front-half fairing with a beak make sure it looks like one from the front. The side profile is filled with large panels, chunky tyres, huge fuel tank along with exhaust canisters and panniers. Large windscreen at the front to the minimalist tail at the rear and overall busy design to take in means it does it job. Looks will differ when you choose spoke/alloy wheel options along with luggage carriers too.
Length: 2180 mm
Width: 912 mm
Height: 1465 mm
Wheelbase: 1410 mm
Seat Height: 815 mm
Ground clearance: 240 mm
Kerb weight: 210 kgs
Fuel capacity: 20 litres
DSK Benelli TRK 502 India Launch and Price
India launch is set for November-December 2016. Worldwide launch will follow soon and should happen in Mid 2017. Prices in India should be around Rs. 6/6.5 Lakh mark.
Benelli TRK 502 Chassis, suspension and brakes
The motorcycle has to the be the most lightweight and smallest adventure bike on the lot on paper. However, dimension suggest it is going to be more or same like a big adventure motorcycle only. Top-notch hardware continues with this Benelli bike as well. Brakes have been upgraded and we can good performance on both disc brakes since it is an adventure motorcycle.
Chassis – Trellis Frame
Front – 50 mm Upside Down Forks
Rear – Adjustable Monoshock
Optional Aluminium Spoke Wheels
Front – 120/70-R17 (110/80/R19 – Optional)
Rear – 150/70- R17 (150/70/R17 – Optional)
Front – Dual 320 mm Petal Disc Brakes
Rear – 260 mm Disc Petal Brakes
DSK Benelli TRK 502 Engine, Specification and Fuel Economy
The engine is the same that we have seen on the 300cc motorcycles from Benelli. The engine has been bored out to make more capacity, horsepower and a lot of torque to play with. For the first time in a Benelli engine, the power and torque are made very low in the power band. All of this means, the motorcycle should be great fun to ride on and off the road. Fuel economy should be around 20-25 km/l mark.
Twin Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Maximum Power – 47.5 PS @ 8500 RPM
Maximum Torque – 45 NM @ 4500 RPM
Transmission – 6-Speed Gearbox
Benelli TRK 502 Top Rivals
Kawasaki Versys 650.
Benelli TRK 5022 Safety and Features
ABS will be offered with this motorcycle as standard. The feature set will include two tyre and wheel options to choose from, information loaded instrument cluster will make sure touring is stress free thanks to fuel managing indicators.
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