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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


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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.
 

Specs

Engine Type: DOHC Parallel twin, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement: 499.6cc
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 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

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Rick
Rick
March 16, 2017 11:50 am

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

Michael massucco
Michael massucco
March 16, 2017 12:30 pm

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

Rob
Rob
March 16, 2017 5:44 pm

Your right. If it were 400lb they would have a winner in my book

John Poe
John Poe
March 17, 2017 8:41 am

Agreed. The F800GS or Tiger 800 XcX give you a lot more power with roughly the same weight; however, this bike costs about HALF as much as either of those, so they could be on to something after all.

bob gerrit
bob gerrit
September 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Reply to  John Poe

They’re onto something alright. This bike is superb, particularly relative to the cost. Benelli does it right at very affordable prices. Well done!

mutanic
mutanic
October 3, 2018 10:41 am
Reply to  bob gerrit

I own one of this, this bike can reach up to 427km distance for a single tank, but it does have some QC issue which I must say even though it’s fixable. Performance wise for single rider is good enough, handling part also good, braking for me great, suspension need to be retune, comfortable is a good point here, visibility a bit subjective as I definitely need additional light assistant(put some fog light) during night ride through the total dark area, the weight is noticeable & hopefully they will improve the next generation.

* how come there’s no further article about this bike in advpulse?

ADV Pulse
ADV Pulse
October 3, 2018 11:13 am
Reply to  mutanic

Hey mutanic, there have been no new developments on this. Benelli had confirmed they would be bringing this model to the US and we have been reaching out to them periodically ever since. Not sure if problems passing EPA is at the heart of this but the latest statement they gave us doesn’t sound promising: “At this point we haven’t made a firm decision on when the unit will come to the USA. I will,up-date you when more information is available.”

Lou
Lou
March 16, 2017 5:27 pm

Loudecia

Alex
Alex
March 19, 2017 11:40 pm

Hallelujah!!

Shaun Novak
Shaun Novak
March 22, 2017 12:16 pm

Wow, looks (almost) exactly like my F800GSA!

Ziggy
Ziggy
March 22, 2017 5:37 pm

What’s Benelli’s rep for reliability?
A consideration in the backblocks or a 3rd world country.

BURT
BURT
September 18, 2018 8:47 am
Reply to  Ziggy

Avoid Chinese stuff

Kai-Uwe "nordicbiker"
Kai-Uwe "nordicbiker"
March 23, 2017 7:38 am

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!

woolleyb
woolleyb
April 15, 2017 12:16 pm

Cast iron boat anchor!

packnrat
packnrat
May 31, 2017 1:17 am

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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HUMBERTO FERNANDO RATINHO
HUMBERTO FERNANDO RATINHO
October 2, 2018 12:51 am

Bom dia. Para quando a chegada da Benelli TRK 502 adventure?

problemaddict
problemaddict
August 20, 2020 7:29 pm

I’m a truck driver. I delivered one of these to a Yamaha/SSR dealer in NJ yesterday. So it appears they have arrived in the US.

ADV Pulse
ADV Pulse
September 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Reply to  problemaddict

Very cool! Thanks for the tip!

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