New Benelli TRK 502 Adventure Bike Coming to US
Benelli expands options by adding the TRK 502 Adventure Bike to US lineup.
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.
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).
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|
|Final Drive:||Chain drive|
|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 Clearance||7.5 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|