Disappointed with G310’s pricing and Himalayan’s terrible quality? Benelli TRK 251 launch in India may give you a viable option…
Adding another motorcycle to our “We Want in India” list from EICMA 2017 is this – the all-new Benelli TRK 251. Basically the smaller sibling of the TRK 502 which we will get in India this year, the 251 is being termed as an adventure “cruiser” by the company – to spread the message that it is more of a road motorcycle which can take some off-roading, instead of portraying it as an off-road centric machine.
A single cylinder 250 cc liquid cooled engine powers the motorcycle which is capable of producing 26 PS of peak power at 9250 rpm and 21.2 Nm of max torque at 8000 rpm. It is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox.
It features 41 mm USD (upside down) front forks, 51 mm travel rear monoshock, aluminium alloy wheels, 280 mm single disc with 4 piston calliper at the front and 240 mm single rotor with single piston calliper at the rear. It runs a 17 inch 110/70 front and 150/60 rear tyre set up, has a 17 liter fuel tank and weighs 153 kg.
Benelli TRK 251 Launch
It will be available in international markets in the second half of 2018. And according to the latest development, Autocar has revealed that Benelli, with their new partner Mahavir, has plans to introduce the TRK 251 in the Indian market by the end of 2019 ie next year!
TRK 251 is a mass-market motorcycle developed by Benelli for evolving markets like ours. It looks tailor-made for our kind of conditions and requirements. Single cylinder also means that it could be priced reasonably. Let us hope they can manufacture it locally!