Benelli, whose collaboration with DSK MotoWheels has ended earlier this year, is set to mark its re-entry along with Hyderabad based Mahavir group. In its second inning, the Italian marque plans for introducing 12 new models by the end of 2019. The adventure bikes the TRK 502 and 502X will also be the part of brands’ lineup for the model year 2019.
Lately, the TRK 502X that is an off-road focused adventure tourer has been spied testing for the first time ever in India. The test mule was heavily camouflaged in order to the hide the detailing.
The model had debuted in front of the global audience at the 2017 EICMA and we are lucky to get the same international specs model, whenever launch in India.
The 502X is a muscular bike with a new semi-fairing design. It features a tall windscreen without adjustments and a small front fender. While the rider position is comfortable even for short height riders owing to single piece handlebar is positioned tall and the height of split seat setup is low, favourable for riding over uneven terrains.
The instrument cluster on the TRK 502X is a semi-digital unit comprising analogue tachometer and a display for other ride-related information. The fuel tank is of 20-litre capacity with a bunch of accessories suitable for touring like luggage panniers, saddle stays, etc.
The suspension setup on the TRK 502X encompasses 50 mm upside-down front forks and adjustable rear mono-shock. The motorcycle rides on the 19-inch front wheel and 17-inches rear wheel shod up with Metzeler rubber measuring 110/80-section tyre and 150/70 section tyre respectively.
The powertrain on the TRK 502X is loaded with a 499.6 cc, liquid cooled engine. Coupled with a 6-speed gearbox, the engine rolls out 46 hp of power at 8,500 rpm and 45 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The dual-channel ABS is a standard fitment. Here it will launch in early 2019.