Benelli TRK 502
Benelli TRK 502Benelli

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli's Indian arm DSK Benelli launched its most affordable motorcycle, the TNT 25 for Rs 1.68 lakh on 18 December. The Pune-based DSK Group also has plans to bring in more motorcycles from the international port folio.

Last month, we reported DSK Benelli's plans to launch the Tornado 302 at 2016 Auto Expo in February. A report from BikeAdvice claims, Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman of DSK MotoWheels, has confirmed about the launch TRK 502 adventure tourer motorcycle during August-September 2016 time frame.

The new TRK 502, unveiled at the 2015 EICMA show in Milan in November, features a twin-cylinder, four-stroke liquid-cooled 499.6cc engine with electronic injection, overhead double camshaft timing system, and 4 valves per cylinder. This engine belts out 47bhp at 8,500rpm and 45Nm torque at 4,500rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox that also has hydraulic clutch in place.

The motorcycle comes with large fuel tank which can store 20-litres. The combination of adjustable upside down front fork at front and swingarm with monoshock at rear provides suspension travel of 150mm. The motorcycle also features 230mm of ground clearance and weighs just 210 kg and both are spot on for off-road motorcycling.

The braking is taken care of by dual disc at front with 320mm diameter and single disc at rear. The TRK 502 is shod with Pirelli Angel 120/70-17 at the front and 160/60-17 at the rear with alloy wheels. When launched, the motorcycle will be pitted against the upcoming Royal Enfield Himayalan motorcycle.

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