DSK Benelli Trk 502
Expected Launch Date: Feb 2017
The Benelli Trk 502 was showcased in Milan for the very first time this November. This adventure bike from the Italian marque is another great example of the booming mid-displacement class.
Built around a 499cc parallel twin-cylinder engine the Trk lines up as an accessible adventure bike that’s just perfect for India. The liquid-cooled engine offers usable performance with 46.9bhp of power at 8500rpm and 4.6kgm of torque at 4500rpm.
You can expect the TRK 502 to be offered in two guises, a road-biased version with 17-inch rims front and rear, and an off-road oriented version with 19-inch rims at the front and 17 inchers at the rear. Equipped with the on-off road tyres, backed up by the long-travel suspension and rugged build, the TRK should be able to deal with anything our roads throw at it and lots more.
The upright seating position and generous accommodation is as expected on a long-haul motorcycle. Hopefully, the TRK 502 will be a manageable motorcycle to ride on a daily basis as well. A saddle height of 815mm is decent, but a kerb weight of 210kg can pose a considerable challenge. Nonetheless, the promise of a well-made adventure bike at an expected price of Rs 4-4.5 lakh makes it a motorcycle to look forward to. Expect the DSK Benelli TRK 502 to go on sale in India in the middle of 2016.