Final 12 months, Benelli re-entered the Indian market with a brand new associate – Hyderabad-based Mahavir Group. After relaunching the TNT 300, 302R and the TNT 600i, Benelli launched two new fashions for India – the TRK 502 and the extra off-road biased 502X. The introduction of the TRK vary marked Benelli’s entry into the quickly rising, mid-capacity journey phase within the nation, and had been launched at an introductory value of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 5.four lakh, respectively.
Now, a bit of over two months after the bikes had been launched, Benelli has hiked the costs of each variants by Rs 10,000; bringing an finish to the introductory supply interval. Additionally a part of the introductory supply, was a Rs 10,000 reward voucher that may very well be used to purchase equipment or attire; this may even now not be accessible for purchasers to avail.
Each variants of the TRK 502 use the identical 499.6cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor making 47.5hp and 46Nm. This engine comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox and each variants additionally use the identical steel-trellis body and have a 20-litre gas tank. Additionally they have the identical suspension and brake elements.
The extra off-road-focused TRK 502X incorporates a bigger, 19-inch wire-spoke wheel on the entrance and a 17-inch wheel on the rear, in comparison with the 17-inch alloy wheels at each ends on the usual TRK 502. The seat peak is a moderately tall 840mm on the X, whereas the usual mannequin has a extra accessible seat at 800mm. Equally, the bottom clearance can also be greater on the X at 220mm, in comparison with 190mm on the usual TRK 502. Additionally completely different are the tyre sizes: they measure 120/70-17 and 160/60-17 on the usual bike (Pirelli) and 110/80-19 and 150/70-17 on the X (Metzeler).
Following the worth hike, the Benelli TRK 502 is priced at Rs 5.1 lakh, whereas the 502 X prices Rs 5.5 lakh. Because the hike in value is minimal, the TRK maintains its established order as a worth purchase within the journey phase, seeing because it prices lower than its competitors. To learn a complete assessment of the bikes, click on here.
All costs talked about are ex-showroom, Delhi.