Benelli is all set to launch the TRK 502 and the TRK 502 X in India on February 18, 2019. Benelli’s collaboration with the Mahavir Group helped the company with the rough ride it was having in the Indian markets.
The TRK 502 is the road-going variant while the TRK 502 X is the off-road variant with wire-spoke wheels and might even get some more off-roading kit. The motorcycle was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and not long after the company had to cease its operations in India with its previous partner DSK due to financial troubles.
Both the Benelli variants share the same frame and a 499 cc parallel-twin engine, which is liquid-cooled and makes about 47 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 45 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. There will be a 6-speed gearbox on offer as well.
The Benelli TRK 502 features the 320 mm twin discs on the front and a 260 mm disc at the rear. The TRK 502 X gets a comparatively bigger 19-inch wheel up front and a 17-inch unit at the rear while the standard TRK will feature 17-inch units at both ends. The bike isn’t exactly a lightweight motorcycle as the dry weight of the Benelli TRK 502 itself is about 213 kg.
The estimated price tag that both the variants will carry is between Rs 5 and 6 lakh (ex-showroom).