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ADV BikesNew Benelli TRK 502 Adventure Bike Coming to US

New Benelli TRK 502 Adventure Bike Coming to US

 Benelli expands options by adding the TRK 502 Adventure Bike to US lineup.

Published on 03.16.2017

Benelli recently jump-started their resurgence with a restructuring of their lineup and the introduction of several new models. Among them, the TRK 502, is Benelli’s new offer in the Adventure Touring segment and the brand’s answer to demand for more mid-displacement adventure bike options.

The Benelli TRK 502 has already hit showroom floors in Europe, and after much speculation we have confirmed it will soon be coming to U.S. shores. Mel Harris of SSR Motorsports, the U.S. distributor for Benelli Motorcycles, recently confirmed to ADV Pulse: “We are looking for late 2017 or early 2018 delivery as a 2018 model.” Official U.S. pricing has not yet been determined but if the UK price tag of £5,499 (currently $6,749 USD) is any indication, the TRK 502 could be an attractive option in the adventure touring segment.

Benelli TRK 502 Adventure Motorcycle


Benelli TRK 502 Adventure Motorcycle

At the heart of the Benelli TRK 502, is a 500cc 4-valve parallel-twin DOHC engine with EFI and a 6-speed gearbox. The engine, developed by Benelli for its latest models, is fueled by a large 5.3 gallon tank that gives the TRK 502 a good range between fuel stops. Peak power of 47 hp arrives at 8,500 rpm and peak torque is 33 ft-lb at 5,000 rpm.

The TRK 502 is also outfitted with wire-spoked wheels in a 19-inch front/17-inch rear combo (a standard version is also available with 17-inch cast wheels front and back) designed to absorb rough surfaces. An adjustable 50mm inverted fork and preload-adjustable rear shock offer a comfortable ride both on road and off. Claimed dry weight is 470 lbs (213 kg).

Benelli TRK 502 Adventure Motorcycle

More details about accessories, price, color options and exact arrival dates will be updated here.


Engine Type:DOHC Parallel twin, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel System:Fuel injection with 37mm throttle body
Horsepower :47 hp @ 8,500 rpm
Maximum Torque (est):33 ft-lb at 5,000 rpm
Transmission:6 speed
Lubrication:Wet Sump
Final Drive:Chain drive
Starting System:Electric
Frame:Steel Trellis frame
Front Suspension:Adjustable 50mm inverted forks
Rear Suspension:Mono-shock rear swingarm with spring preload adjustment
Front Brake:Twin 320mm semi-floating disks with 4 piston calipers and ABS
Front Wheel:110/80 – R19 (standard 120/70 – ZR17)
Rear Wheel: 150/70 – R17 (standard 160/60 – ZR17)
Seat Height:31.5 inches (800mm)
Ground Clearance7.5 inches (190mm)
Rear Brake:260mm Single disc with single piston caliper and ABS
Dry Weight:470 lbs (213 kg)
Fuel Capacity:5.3 gallons (US) – 20L

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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12 thoughts on “New Benelli TRK 502 Adventure Bike Coming to US

  1. This has a similar weight, displacement and over all size of the CB500X with a Rally Raid kit that I owned. This would be the perfect sized bike for a solo, around the world journey

  2. Woah! that thing looks huge for a 500cc bike.At 470lbs its is definitely no lightweight… That the same as my f800gs. If your going to drop down to 500cc I would expect a proportional drop in overall size and wieght

  3. That bike has approx the same power/weight ratio as the good old 660 tenere, which yamaha has now discontinued. So not really the ideal ratio for inspired driving. Nobody can say anything about reliability of the engine and the rest of the bike, while the 660 is mostly bombproof. For a rtw trip, if I’d need to decide between the two, my choice would be clear. In any case I would go for a bike well below 200kg if I’d plan for really tough routes! If you want to have a light and cheap bike and can live with even half the power I’d go for the honda crf250l with a larger tank and some adventurisation! That bike will easily take you further into the wilderness and back again than any +200kg monster!

  4. needs more on-board fuel storage. aka: larger tank.

    is this the communist chinese made bike? never heard of this name, parts availability?
    any aftermarket support?
    and it needs to go on a diet, drop 100 pounds, min.

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