Chinese-owned Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli has introduced the TRK 502 and the TRK 502x in the United States market. The Benelli 502 is priced at USD 5,999 MSRP and the 502x is is priced at USD 6,399 MSRP. Both the Adventure style models are powered by the same engine but come with slightly different styling and abilities.
The Benelli TRK 502 is the road-friendly highway touring model and features a prominent front beak with a tall upright front fascia, dual split headlamp units, a high mounted windscreen, LED daytime running lights, chiselled 20-litre capacity fuel tank for long journeys, split seating, alloy wheels and an underbelly exhaust system.
The TRK 502x, on the other hand, comes with similar styling as seen on the TRK 502 but comes with offroad friendly spoke rims, petal disc rotors, high mounted exhaust and the engine has been tuned to deliver slightly more torques. The saddle height on the TRK 502x is also higher at 840 mm than the TRK 502 which still has a tall 800 mm seat height. The ground clearance on the TRK 502x is also higher at 218 mm than the TRK 502 which comes with 190 mm of the ground clearance.
In the engine department, both the TRK 502 and the TRK 502x are powered by a 499.6cc Inline 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve DOHC motor that produces 46.9 Hp of power and 45 Nm of torque on the TRK 502 while the TRK 502x gets the same amount of power but 46 Nm of torque. Both the motorcycles come with a 6-speed gearbox.
Though both motorcycles share the wheelbase which is 1525 mm the TRK 502 is 2170 mm long and the TRK 502 is 2200 mm in length. Buy both the ADV motorcycle tip the scales at 213 kgs. (Unladen). In terms of cycle parts, the Benelli TRK 502 and the 502x come with a steel tube trellis and has 50mm diameter upside-down front fork and a monoshock with adjustable pre-load on the rear.
In India, the brand has not yet launched the BS6 compliant models of the TRK 502 and the TRK 502x and is expected to introduce them soon. The only BS6 compliant motorcycle in the Benelli India portfolio is the Imperiale 400.