A fierce tourer in the same range at half the price of a liter tourers class

The TRK 502 is Benelli’s comfort gift to bike lovers who look nostalgically at the beefy touring models of Triumph and Ducati. Direct competitors are the Suzuki V Storm 650 XT, Honda CB500 X and Triumph Tiger Sport 660, but the TRK 502 competes in size with its daughter models.

The TRK 502 model has two variants. Touring model and Adventure version. You can go on a long journey with the touring model.

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big B

TRK 502 looks like an elephant market. Its size is the reason behind the curiosity seen by young children to the elderly on the journey from Kochi to Wayanad. A large tank as the outer muscle of the hood, a large half fairing that wraps around the tank and blends into the beak fender, a tall windscreen and knuckle guard make it look like a liter class adventure model from the front.

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A wide and long but compact rider seat, trellis frame, high tail section, large grab rail and luggage rack all add to the mass look. adjustable brake-clutch levers. Wilia back switching. Dummy switches are provided on both sides of the handle. This would be useful if it had an additional light or heat grip fitted.

The instrument cluster includes an analogue tachometer and a digital speedometer. The TRK 502 is not as high-tech as the newer models, The USB socket is provided on the left side in front of the fairing.

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Engine

One of the highlights of the TRK 502 is the 500 cc parallel twin cylinder engine. The appeal is the exhaust note of the inline four-cylinder engines. The noise from the lower exhaust pipe is astounding during hand climbs and aggressive maneuvers. The maximum power is 46.8 bhp at 8500 rpm. Torque is 46 Nm at 600 rpm. Smooth power delivery. 50 km/hr in 6th gear will shift cool without knocking. If you put the accelerator in the same gear, it jumps up to three-digit speeds.

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Can cruise cool on the highway at 120-125 kmph. Because of its size, it seems that the city trip will be heavy, but the 502 is not so much of a problem in the city traffic. Even at low speeds, the engine does not look significant. It’s a mature road bike. Although the look has an adventurous feel, the road performance is excellent. It can be taken for short off-road driving. The 502 X model is the only destination for rugged off-road driving. Multi-spoke alloy wheel.

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A USD 50mm fork with rebound and preload adjustable monoshock handles the suspension duties. The front forks are not adjustable. Excellent straight line stability and cornering flexibility. Curves can be cold blown. Steel tube lattice frame.

It weighs 235 kg. This is less of a problem for shorter people. This can be a headache in stop and go situations. A large rider seat with good cushioning is suitable for long journeys. Seat height is 800 mm. Even if you ride 150-200 km at the same time, you will not feel tired. Upright riding position. The pillion seat is also huge.

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the price

Kochi on-road price is ₨ 7.11 lakh.

Last lap

The TRK 502 is an excellent choice for those looking for an affordable middleweight tourer with a mass appeal.

English Summary: Benelli TRK 502 Test Ride

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