Benelli has revealed the all-new TRK502 and TRK502X adventure bikes. Both the ADVs broke cover in the USA. They will provide customers with options of capable adventure touring motorcycles in the mid-size segment. In the States, the new Benelli TRK502 has been priced at USD 5,999 (AED 22,034) whereas the new TRK502X is a bit more expensive at USD 6,399 (AED 23,503).
At the heart of the aggressively styled TRK502 and TRK502X beats Benelli’s all-new 499.6cc parallel-twin engine. Designed with four-valve technology, the four-stroke fuel-injected, DOHC, liquid-cooled motor produces the ideal amount of midsize muscle, ensuring a broad spread of useable power and excellent fuel efficiency. Power is put to work by a six-speed transmission, ensuring a broad spread of useable torque, capable of carrying you through diverse road conditions.
The chassis of the TRK502 starts with the steel-tube trellis frame, which not only provides excellent handling and balance both on and off the tarmac but also adds an aggressive flare to the adventure styling. The long-travel suspension is provided by a set rugged 50mm inverted forks up front, with 5.3 inches of travel. The single-shock rear suspension offers preload adjustability along with compression and rebound adjust so you can tune your ride for the road ahead or the luggage on board.
The TRK502 features 17-inch cast aluminium wheels with 120/70 and 160/60 tyres for the front and rear respectively, to provide a smooth ride and efficient road handling capabilities. The more adventurous TRK502X features wire-spoke wheels, 19-inch up front and 17-inch in the rear. When crossing over to the adventurous side, the aggressive Metzeler Tourance tyres help tackle more versatile terrain. The TRK502X stands a bit taller, with 8.6 inches of ground clearance, while the TRK502 provides ample clearance of 7.5 inches.
Both the TRK502 and the crossover TRK502X offer generous 5.28 gallons (20 litres) fuel capacity, allowing you to go the distance. Ride in comfort with amazing wind and weather protection from the sleek windscreen, wrap-around handguards and stylish bodywork. Ergonomics provide all-day comfort as well as an easy reach to the ground with a 31.5-inch seat height (33-inches on the TRK502X).
Benelli has also introduced specially designed luggage for the new TRK502s. Maximize your touring possibilities with EVO Aluminum Cases available from the company. The top case and two side cases integrate seamlessly with both the ADVs, offering a generous onboard capacity to pack whatever you need for your adventure. The full set retails for $999 (AED 3669).