Benelli TRK 502 launch confirmed – trouble for G310 GS & Versys X300?
Benelli is ready to start afresh after their split with DSK Motowheels. They showcased some real beauties at the 2016 Auto Expo and most of them were confirmed for our market. Among them was the TRK 502 adventure tourer which stole the show. Two years later, we are still waiting for the motorcycle to arrive but we, now have some respite.
Let us sum up the much awaited motorcycle in 5 quick pointers…
Launch in Two Versions: Benelli has confirmed that TRK 502 will be introduced in both versions – standard and off-road friendly 502X. Benelli believes that TRK 502 will take care of the void created by the discontinuation of TNT 600GT.
What Powers: TRK 502 is equipped with the same twin cylinder engine of the Leoncino and produces 47.6 bhp of peak power at 8500 rpm and 46 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm. To complement its long distance capabilities, it comes with a 20 liter fuel tank. The ‘X’ has got some differentiated bits to make it a more off-road centric machine.
Benelli TRK 502 Launch
|TRK 502||Feb-March 2019|
DSK was to launch the TRK 502 before the Auto Expo 2018 but that did not happen. But according to Autocar, Mahavir Group – the newly appointed local partner of Benelli, will eventually launch the ADV within this financial year.
So, if the other launch Leoncino is prioritised over TRK, expect the adventure tourer to reach dealerships sometime around the February-March 2019 period.
TRK 502 Expected Pricing – Benelli’s mindset will get clearer after they will reveal Leoncino’s pricing. We believe that TRK 502 will cost around 5 Lakhs or thereabouts and it is pure guesstimate at this point of time.
TRK 502 Competition – At one end it will slug it out with the smaller ADVs like BMW G310 GS, Versys X300 and the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure and at the other, it will rival motorcycles like Versys 650 etc.
And if that is not all, Benelli also has plans to introduce the smaller, and the very interesting twin cylinder TRK 251 in India, but sometime later!