CB500X vs TRK502 vs Versys 650 – Price Comparison

Let us present a CB500X vs TRK502 vs Versys 650 price comparison in tabular format. See for yourself where has Honda placed its mid-sizer…

Considering a mid-capacity Adventure motorcycle? What are your options in India at the moment?

Things obviously start from the KTM 390 Adventure but let us only consider dual cylinder options in this story. Few months back, you were limited only to the Kawasaki Versys 650 BS6 version of which was introduced in August 2020.

Then Suzuki joined the league with its V-Strom 650 XT. But it was Benelli’s TRK502, introduced very recently, that must have got you going because of its price tag – which was reduced in the BS6 era – a rare event! Benelli followed it up with the TRK 502X – the more off-road focused variant few days back.

CB500X vs TRK502 vs Versys 650
The 502 twins are priced significantly lower than the CB500X.

And just when the tempo was building in this space, Honda, kind of, surprised, with its entry with the much awaited CB500X. Let us see how all these models are placed in the pricing ladder…

CB500X vs Versys 650 vs TRK502 Price Comparo

KTM 390 AdventureRs 3.10 Lakh
Benelli TRK 502Rs 4.80 Lakh
Benelli TRK 502XRs 5.20 Lakh
Honda CB500XRs 6.87 Lakh
Kawasaki Versys 650Rs 6.94 Lakh
Suzuki V-Strom 650Rs 8.84 Lakh
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi. Prices as on 22 March 2021

As you can see, the CB500X is priced at a whopping difference of Rs 2.07 Lakh against the TRK 502. You can buy an additional Himalayan at that yawning gap! Even against the off-road focused 502X, Honda’s X costs Rs 1.67 Lakh more. These two are the CB500X’s direct rivals.

CB500X vs TRK502 vs Versys 650
The Versys 650 is a bigger and more powerful motorcycle than CB500X

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The Honda, for some very weird reason, is placed just under the throat of the Versys 650 which is a fairly bigger (and more powerful) motorcycle. So, either Honda wants to earn a lot of profit from its CB500X or it has not been very appropriate with its business plan for this model – or both!

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Nonetheless, you still get an option – a very potent one that is! And it will be interesting to see how many takers does Honda get for this mid-sizer which would potentially cost somewhere around Rs 8 Lakh on the road!