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Motorcycles 2021 Benelli TRK502 And TRK502X First Look Preview

17:05  16 october  2020
17:05  16 october  2020 Source:   motorcyclistonline.com

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It’s been a few years wait, but Benelli Motorcycles USA has announced that its TRK502 and TRK502X adventure-touring bikes will finally be available to American consumers in 2021.

The TRK502 has the looks of an adventure touring rig. © Provided by Motorcyclist The TRK502 has the looks of an adventure touring rig. Motorcyclist © Benelli Motorcycles Motorcyclist

Benelli is a historic name in motorcycling, with its Italian origins dating more than 100 years back, but since 2005, it has been part of the Qianjiang Group based in China. In 2015, SSR Motorsports signed a deal with Qianjiang to import the brand into the States, and in 2016, bikes started to arrive on our shores.

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Until now, the US line has been comprised of mainly sport/standard machines and scooters, so the introduction of the adventure-biased TRK lineup marks a notable diversification of the brand’s line in the States. Lower-displacement adventure machines remain a fairly small but growing segment too, so it’s clear Benelli USA is looking to capitalize on the heat of the moment.

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But enough editorializing, let’s look at the bikes.

TRK502

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Left to Right: The TRK502 will price at $5,999; The TRK502 is the more road-focused version coming to the States. © Provided by Motorcyclist Left to Right: The TRK502 will price at $5,999; The TRK502 is the more road-focused version coming to the States.

The TRK502 and TRK502X are essentially the same, but the TRK502 is the more road-focused of the two. It’s powered by a 499.6cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that offers 47 hp at 8,500 rpm and 33 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm.

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a light that is on a table: Backlit switches and an easy-to-read instrument panel on the TRK502. © Provided by Motorcyclist Backlit switches and an easy-to-read instrument panel on the TRK502.

The mill is housed within a steel trellis frame, with rebound adjustable 50mm fork and spring-preload- and rebound-adjustable shock handling suspension duties. You’ll get dual 320mm discs at the front with four-piston calipers and a single 260mm disc, single-piston caliper setup at the back. ABS is standard. It will roll on 17-inch wheels front and rear.

Ready for adventure. © Provided by Motorcyclist Ready for adventure. A better look at the TRK502 cockpit. © Provided by Motorcyclist A better look at the TRK502 cockpit.

Curb weight is a claimed 470 pounds, which is a little bit hefty for a midsize bike in this segment. A new Honda CB500X, for example, tips the scales 35 pounds lighter. Some of that gain can be attributed to the generous size of the fuel tank, which will carry 5.3 gallons. MSRP is $5,999.

TRK502X

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: The TRK502X with optional luggage upgrades. © Provided by Motorcyclist The TRK502X with optional luggage upgrades.

The TRK502X is packing the same parallel-twin engine inside a trellis frame. The suspension package is essentially the same as well, however, you get about an inch more travel at the rear plus you get compression as well as spring preload and rebound adjustability. It rolls on wire-spoked 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, indicating more off-road aptitude than the standard 502. The exhaust canister is also different, set higher on the bike than the TRK502.

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a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Even though it’s more off-road focused, the TRK502X will be more than capable on the road. © Provided by Motorcyclist Even though it’s more off-road focused, the TRK502X will be more than capable on the road.

Seat height is taller on the X model at 33 inches (it’s 31.5 inches on the 502). There are also creature comforts, like an adjustable clutch lever and handlebar, that aren’t present on the 502.

The price is a little steeper for the X at $6,399.

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: The TRK502X will price at $6,399. © Provided by Motorcyclist The TRK502X will price at $6,399.

Styling for both bikes is all adventure, with a large beak, tall windscreen, crashbars, somewhat aggressive bodywork, and upright ergos.

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All in all, not a bad deal for either machine. Especially since reviews from overseas, where the bike has already been available for some time, proclaim the platform more than adequate. We’ll be excited to see what these bikes have to offer ourselves.

2021 Benelli TRK502 Specifications

a group of men riding on the back of a motorcycle: Left to Right: Will Benelli become a player in the midsize adventure market in America?; Gray will be the only TRK502 color option for US riders in 2021. © Provided by Motorcyclist Left to Right: Will Benelli become a player in the midsize adventure market in America?; Gray will be the only TRK502 color option for US riders in 2021.

Price: $5,999
Engine: 499.6cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; four-valve
Bore x Stroke: 69.0 x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio: 11:5.1
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 37mm throttle body
Clutch: Wet
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: 50mm inverted fork, adjustable for rebound; 5.3-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Rebound- and spring-preload-adjustable shock; 1.8-in. travel
Front Brakes: 4-piston caliper, 320mm discs, w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 260mm disc, w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Aluminum alloy; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 4.5 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70ZR-17 / 160/60ZR-17
Seat Height: 31.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 470 lb.
Warranty: N/A
Available: N/A
Contact: usa.benelli.com

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2021 Benelli TRK502X Specifications

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Left to Right: 2021 TRK502X in white; 2021 TRK502X in gray. © Provided by Motorcyclist Left to Right: 2021 TRK502X in white; 2021 TRK502X in gray.

Price: $6,399
Engine: 499.6cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; four-valve
Bore x Stroke: 69.0 x 66.8mm
Compression Ratio: 11:5.1
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 37mm throttle body
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: 50mm inverted fork; 5.3-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable shock; 2.4-in. travel
Front Brakes: 2-piston caliper, 320mm discs, w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 260mm disc, w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Wire-spoked; 19 x 3.00 in. / 17 x 4.25 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 110/80R-19 / 150/70R-17
Seat Height: 33.0 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 470 lb.
Warranty: N/A
Available: N/A
Contact: usa.benelli.com

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