As we are eagerly waiting for Benelli TRK 502 after the range of bikes including Benelli TRK 502 was introduced at the 2016 Auto Expo. At the time of DSK bikes showcase, it was announced to launch all the presented bikes in India.
Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman DSK Motowheels says that the Benelli TRK 502 is planned to be publicized as an adventure machine instead of a sports tourer. He further said that the company had no issue with launching road-spec non-ABS version for sale but he did not accept the proposal and asked for the off-road version which is about to come with ABS.
Benelli TRK 502 was in the market in the on-road variant only (with alloy wheels) and the model which is destined to be launched in India has ABS (basically the off-road version) and spoke wheels, and will get ready by the end of the year 2017. The new update may take some time, so the launch of the bike is pushed further.
Although, the latest information reveals that the road-biased version of TRK 502 will be availed in the Indian market as CKD (Completely Knocked Down Units). The reason is that for India, the company predicts lower acceptance of the off-road version of the car.
It was confirmed by Shirish that Benelli TRK 502 will be showcased ahead of the Auto Expo 2018, but the confirmation is yet not revealed by the company. Recently, the DSK Benelli is planning to launch the Leoncino scrambler with the expected date of launch on or before February 2018. TRK 502 will also reveal a few months later to the Leoncino scrambler and ahead of the Imperiale 400.
The TRK 502 variant launched in Malaysia is powered by the 500 cc engine which is able to churn out a maximum power of 47 hp and a peak torque of 45 Nm. The bike comes equipped with a 20 liters fuel tank, top box and hard case panniers for long distance adventure tourers.
We expect the bike to be launched here at a price point of Rs. 5 Lakh (ex-showroom) which will make it a very appealing decision with cutting competition.