TRK 502 launch is being waited with bated breaths…
DSK showcased some lustful motorcycles at the 2016 Auto Expo and all of them were officially announced to be India-bound. Among them TRK 502 was the most interesting motorcycle but DSK has not been able to keep its word.
According to an earlier announcement from Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman DSK Motowheels, via NDTV Auto, the motorcycle is intended to be promoted as an adventure machine rather than a sports tourer. He elaborated that Benelli was ready to give the road-spec non-ABS version for sale but he declined and demanded the off-road version which should also be equipped with ABS.
TRK 502 was available only in the on-road version (with alloy wheels) and the variant they planned to introduce in India, with spoke wheels and ABS (basically the off-road version), was to be ready by the end of this year (2017) with Benelli. And hence the launch was pushed.
However, a latest update at Autocar claims that India will get the road-biased version of TRK 502 which will be brought to our market as CKD (Completely Knocked Down Units) ans locally assembled. The reason cited by the source is that DSK expects lower acceptance of the off-road version.
TRK 502 Launch
Shirish confirmed that TRK 502 will be launched before the Auto Expo 2018 but that may not happen. As we know DSK has already started testing the Leoncino scrambler which is expected to be launched by or before February 2018. TRK 502 will follow some months later but before the Imperiale 400.
TRK 502 has already been launched in Malaysia and it produces 47 hp of peak power and 45 Nm of maximum torque from its 500 cc engine. It has a 20 liters fuel tank and hard case panniers and top box are optional accessories for all those who like long distance adventure touring.
We hope the wait for this mid-capacity adventure tourer does not get any longer and it gets launched here at sense-making prices. We expect a price point of Rs 5 Lakh (ex-showroom) which will make it a very interesting preposition without a lot of competition.