Benelli TRK 502

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Dualsport Chic, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Long timer

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    Seat height specs seem to have come down. The only downside is the weight - this thing is porky - my F650gs is only 425 compared to Benelli's 470 lbs.
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    smack doogle Been here awhile

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    Shivanshu Been here awhile

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  4. Ian_TT

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    I found a review in a local mag, here's the english translated version:

    https://goo.gl/xHVaXk
    Google translated, so don't expect much.

    Edit: price is around 2 084 000 HUF / 7500USD / 6700EUR
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  6. Oilboiler

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    Apparently it's a pretty decent bike:
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    This dude is waxing lyrical about it :eyes
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  8. Gian

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    X version is coming

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  9. DavidM1

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    Shivanshu Been here awhile

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    213kg for a 500cc dual sport is heavy.
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  11. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Isn't this "new" X model basically what they were showing originally - an adventure tourer with 19/17 inch spoked wheels? I don't see any other significant differences from the "street" model.

    Gustavo
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  12. Andylaser

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    High level exhaust too.

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  13. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Thought this was an interesting article to read. The X model seems like a budget friendly adventurer for someone not wanting to go spend a fortune on a 1200+ bike and take it out every once in a while, don't think I'd take this on a long trip with gear but maybe down the road to grab a latte. This seems like the beginning step for some to get into the adventure market, see if they like it, then upgrade. Interesting. I actually like the looks of it a lot, like a blending of all the top adv bikes rolled into one. Now, where's the nearest shop that could service a Benelli?? :D
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  14. yokesman

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    In the age of use n throwaway the chinese fit right in, but the Japanese come by their manufacturing thru the Deming process and years of statistical analysis, not by copying existing designs and manufacturing without established, documented quality controls.
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  15. branthopolis

    branthopolis Long time lurker Noob

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    Not sure to what capacity they stock parts or provide service, but WOW Motorcycles in Marietta is listed on the Benelli website as a dealer..
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  16. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Interesting...I wonder if Benelli will squeeze it's way into the adventure segment with a couple of options, the 502 and an 800 in the future? Could it be a sleeper bike?
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  17. eakins

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    Seems the TRK is still a no show in the US.
    http://benelli.ssrmotorsports.com

    But the RX4 is a go
    https://www.cscmotorcycles.com/New-...rcycles-Motorcycle-Scooter-RX4-Azusa--6113075
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  18. RobbK

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    As the owner of a newer Chinese motorcycle i can say they are no longer the throw away quality bikes they used to be. Yes you need to change a few things when you get them but after they are we up mine and every one i know that owns one have been great lil machines,
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  19. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    Good to see this MC coming into its own. good to see the 20 liters. 5.2 gallons is excellent, assuming she gets 70mpg at 45mph. 350 mile range. that is close to RGSA type of range, which is over 600lbs.

    "We are indeed delighted to receive record bookings for the Benelli TRK 502X and TRK 502 models within a short period of the launch, and this has boosted our confidence towards launching new models in India in the near future. As per our commitment to our customers in India, we are continuously evaluating the opportunities to grow our network and offer a more diversified portfolio of products through our eminent dealers," said Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Benelli India.

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    The TRK 502 is available in two variants, both powered by the same 499.6 cc, parallel-twin engine"

    It will be interesting to see the service intervals.

    Advantage she might have over the CB500X would be:

    1. better touring ergos. the CB has those foot pegs that are more rear-orientated.
    2. Wind protection. She is like a RGS with that front.
    3. spoke wheels and what appears to be some kind of protection.
    4. Maybe stock engine guards.
    5. Maybe stock rear luggage mounts that are kind of like guards.
    6. better rear rack


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    In India, this will do well against the new to them DL650 and Versys 650. Folks who need more tarmac milage can pass on the RE Hima.

    In the USA, at that total wet wight, the DL650 will crush this MC on sales. So will the CB500X after a few mods.

    But I like the look and how this is improving competition.
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  20. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    From overdrive mag

    http://overdrive.in/reviews/2019-benelli-trk-502-x-road-test-review/

    Verdict


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    There is no denying that the TRK 502 X is a pretty competent adventure tourer. It looks good and it's pretty well-built as well. More importantly at Rs 5.4 lakh ex-showroom, there's nothing in the vicinity that can compete with the road presence, comfort and value that the Benelli TRKs bring to the table. The only niggle is the engine that could've been a little more refined, especially at the 120-130kmph mark, a speed that's ideal for long hours in the saddle. Also, a non-adjustable windscreen is a glaring omission that we hope Benelli addresses, in the next iteration, along with some fat trimming. All said, it all boils down to this. If you are in the market for a full-size adventure tourer that's comfortable and can hold decent highway speeds, the TRK 502 X builds a strong case for themselves. It's up to Benelli India now to provide the right sales and service support to its customers, which will go a long way in making the TRK 502 X a hit among the big bike aspirants.

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