Benelli launches adventure tourer TRK 502 in India

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 19 February 2019

“The mid-size segment is what we intended to tap now after the success worldwide. Currently, TRK is No 1 bike in Italy and Argentina and we hope to achieve as good figures here in India too,” said Dante Bustos, Chief Marketing Officer of Benelli Global.

Mumbai: Italian premium bike maker Benelli upped its profile in the Indian market less than a year after its India operations were taken over by the Hyderabad-based Mahavir Group with the launch of highly-successful adventure tourer, Benelli TRK 502 and 502X.

With the entry of the TRK range of bikes, Benelli hopes to shake up the 500-700cc segment, which is dominated by Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield.

“The mid-size segment is what we intended to tap now after the success worldwide. Currently, TRK is No 1 bike in Italy and Argentina and we hope to achieve as good figures here in India too,” said Dante Bustos, Chief Marketing Officer of Benelli Global.

As a special offer, Benelli India is offering customers booking online from Rs 10,000 worth Benelli voucher for purchase of accessories and merchandise at the time of delivery with booking amount kept at Rs 10,000.

The two adventure-oriented bikes ‘Benelli TRK 502’ and ‘Benelli TRK 502X’ have been priced at Rs 5,00,000 and Rs 5,40,000 offering comfortable ergonomics, wind and weather protection, superior suspension, efficient and powerful twin-cylinder engine and a 20-litre fuel tank allowing riders to enjoy long hauls without much stopping for fuel.

“We are delighted to launch the TRK range as the first adventure offering from Benelli in India. The launch of the TRK range is just the beginning and we are committed to bringing many more exciting Benelli products through 2019,” said Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Benelli India.

Benelli TRK fact file

  • Wrapped in a traditional Benelli steel trellis frame, the TRK 502 range is powered by an all-new twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 500cc, DOHC engine with four-valves per cylinder. The fuel-injected motor produces 47.5PS at 8,500rpm (revolutions per minute), with peak torque of 46Nm available at 6,000rpm. 
  • The slick shifting six-speed gearbox is offered along with a gear shift indicator, which enables you to get into the right gear for the right situation.
  • The trellis frame is made of steel tubes and plates, to guarantee agility under all circumstances. Up front, both models come with 50 mm upside down forks, while the rear gets a vertically mounted mono-shock. 
  • Being a tourer, the TRK 502 gets 17-inch alloy wheels that come wrapped with 120/70 section Pirelli tyres at the front and 160/60 section Pirelli tyres at the rear.
  • The adventure-ready TRK 502X gets Metzeler tyres measuring 110/80, 19inch front and 150/70, 17inch at the rear, which is wrapped onto spoked rims, 
  • offering more flex to tackle rough situations. The TRK 502 range is available 
  • in 3 colour options - Red, White and Graphite Grey.

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