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Benelli TRK 502 BS4

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Key specs
  • Displacement500 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight235 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 5,11,816

Benelli TRK 502 BS4 is now discontinued in India.

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Benelli TRK 502 BS4 Summary

TRK 502 BS4 key highlights

Engine Capacity 500 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 235 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres

About TRK 502 BS4

The TRK 502 is a middle-weight adventure touring motorcycle from Benelli that has been built around a steel trellis chassis. It is powered by a 500cc two-cylinder, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor that is capable of churning out 47bhp of max power at 8500rpm and 46Nm of peak torque at 6000rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox.

The motorcycle has a kerb weight of 213kg which is slightly on the higher side for a middle-weight tourer. Fuel tank capacity stands at 20-litre which allows for fewer stops for refuelling. Suspension duties are handled by beefy 50mm inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the rear with preload and rebound adjustment. The TRK 502 has a ground clearance of 190mm and a seat height of 800mm. It sits on 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends shod with Pirelli Angel GT tyres. For braking, the TRK 502 comes equipped with 320mm dual discs with radial calipers and a 260mm single disc with floating piston caliper at the back. Benelli offers the TRK 502 with dual-channel ABS as standard which is switchable.

Benelli has launched the TRK 502 in India at an introductory price of Rs 5 lakhs ex-showroom. In its segment, the motorcycle doesn’t have any direct rival but faces the closest competition from the Kawasaki Versys 650.
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Benelli TRK 502 BS4 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Has great road presence
    • Excellent on long distance runs
    • The pricing is on the attractive side
  • Could be Better

    • Performance is mediocre
    • Limited service reach

BikeWale's Take

The TRK 502 is a middle-weight tourer that has been developed to do long distance runs with ease. This bike has great road presence, but due to its high weight, it's difficult to ride it in the city. 

Benelli TRK 502 BS4 Review

This is the new Benelli TRK 502. Now, assembled and sold in India by the Mahavir Group, it is available in two variants, touring and off-road. The latter is christened the 502X. We rode these bikes in the dirt and on tarmac in Chikmagalur.

Introduction

This is the new Benelli TRK 502. Now, assembled and sold in India by the Mahavir Group, it is available in two variants, touring and off-road. The latter is christened the 502X. We rode these bikes in the dirt and on tarmac in Chikmagalur.

The visuals

The Benelli TRK 502 is your affordable ADV. And, it is a good looking one at that. It has a prominent front-end with a beak-type fairing with several contours that give it an aggressive and a perched up stance. It has the silhouette of BMW’s GS range, which is good considering that the BMW is the benchmark in this segment. The fit and finish is even; the quality of materials used feel nice to the touch; and the paint quality is good, giving the bike an upmarket feel.

The TRK has strong road presence too, it looks big and intimidating. Swing a leg over, and you are seated ‘in’ the bike than ‘on’ it. The split-seat offers a lot of space, and the rider’s seat – at least on the TRK 502 – isn’t too high either. It is 800mm off the ground, which was comfortable even for someone like me, measuring 5’6” in height. However, in the case of the 502X, with a seat height of 840mm, I could only tip-toe around.

Built around a steel trellis frame with a chunky fairing and a 20-litre fuel tank, both bikes tip the scale at 213kg for unladed weight, which is heavy.

The package

In terms of kit, the TRK 502 and the 502X might not be feature-packed motorcycles, but they do offer a decent list of features. The crash guards, a 12V power socket, a rear carrier, adjustable front brake lever and a hazard light switch, are all offered as standard. However, while the TRK 502 features an underbelly exhaust, the 502X sports a big upswept exhaust can and an additional bash plate for the engine. 

Both bikes, in the meantime, sport large LCD instrument consoles. These display speed, gear position, fuel level, coolant temperature, time, an odometer and two trip meters. The tacho, though, is an analogue unit. The instrumentation is easy to read even when the sun is right on top. The bikes also get tall windscreens which keep the wind blast at bay at three-digit speeds. But, these aren’t adjustable. And, the vision through the visor is not clear either.

Both bikes are powered by the same 500cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled DOHC motor. It produces a max power of 47bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 46Nm at 6,000rpm. The engine doesn’t boast of an exceptionally strong low or mid-range grunt. It´s at its happiest higher up in the rev range. Not the ideal setup for an ADV, but it’s manageable on the road.

As for electronics, neither bike gets riding modes or traction control. These do get dual-channel ABS which is switchable.

The TRK 502 runs beefy 50mm inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the back. The front is non-adjustable but the rear gets rebound and preload adjustment. The resultant ride is on the stiffer side. But, it’s not uncomfortable, and it helps keep the bike planted even on poor road surfaces. It’s the same for the 502X, but unlike the 502 which runs 17-inch alloy wheels shod with road-focused tyres at both ends, the 502X uses a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear wheel, both, of the spoked variety and wrapped in dual-purpose tyres.

The Ride: On-Road

The TRK 502 doesn’t feel all that heavy on the move. In fact, it is easy to filter with, and doesn’t feel cumbersome around corners either. The grip from the tyres is good, and the brake bite and progression, especially for a heavy bike are impressive too. It also has a light clutch pull, and the 6-speed gearbox is slick to operate. 

Around the twisties of the densely forested roads, the TRK 502 managed to climb inclined sections at 30kmph in the third gear with ease. Riding the bike in second and third gear for a good amount of time does result in some heat that can be felt near the feet, but it disappears once you pick up speed.

The Ride: Off-Road

The TRK 502X has identical heat dissipation characteristics. But, courtesy a shorter final drive, the X manages to have more grunt at corner exits. And that’s simply because it is sitting closer to the power band for the same speed and gear as the road biased 502. 

Handling wise, the X is almost identical to the 502 on tarmac. But, off-road, it’s a handful, at least initially. And, that’s probably down to the slower speeds one has to stick to off road. Plus, having to tip-toe when crawling over dirt courtesy the taller seat height, didn’t do much for my confidence. However, once I got a hang of it, it was more fun. Since there isn’t enough power to spit you out violently even if you do get a slide wrong on dirt, I was able to use the throttle more liberally. Also, the brakes on the TRK 502X have a softer bite compared to the 502, which again helps when riding on dirt. 

The conclusion

Should you buy the TRK duo? If you want a do-it-all bike that’s also fast and exciting and fun, then maybe the 502 will not work for you. But, if you want a do-it-all bike that won’t break you at the end of a long journey, the TRK 502 might work. The 502 is happy to cruise on highways, the X can handle some light off-roading, and both might be alright within city confines too. 

As for the TRK 502 and the 502X’s competition, these don’t have any direct competitors. The ones that come closest are the Kawasaki Versys 650 for the touring TRK 502, and the SWM Superdual T for the off-road biased TRK 502X.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 46.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 46 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 500 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 69 mm

    Stroke 66.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.5:1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet Multidisc clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 3 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 - ZR17 M/C 58W

    Rear Tyre Size 160/60 - ZR17 M/C 69W

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 260 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 pistons Rear-Single piston calliper

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Upside-down forks Ø 50mm

    Rear Suspension Hydraulic Monoshock (Rebound & Preload adjustable)

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 235 kg

    Overall Length 2,200 mm

    Overall Width 915 mm

    Wheelbase 1,505 mm

    Ground Clearance 190 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,450 mm

    Chassis Type Trestle steel tubes and plates

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System--

Battery--

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail-lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Benelli TRK 502 BS4 User Reviews

4.2 (6 ratings) 3 reviews
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  •  1Don't buy. Not worth 11 months ago by Touringlife, Mumbai

    1. Didn't dare to buy one 2. Too heavy. Difficult to handle in traffic, not great for pure off-roading. Sluggish in lower speeds, it needs a free and straight roads 3. Looks good, under performance 4. Very very high on maintenance for a 500cc 5. Pros : proper adv tourer

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

  •  4Beautiful tourer trk 502 everything that a tourer will love... 1 year ago by Suresh Narayanan, Bangalore

    Guys, i bought the trk 502 about 6 months ago upgrading from a cbr 250r. Honestly after doing over 1500kms on the odo of which 1200+ on long trip, i have come to love this machine. This is not meant to drive up your adrenaline like the 600i but it's butter smooth when y

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      26 kmpl

  •  5Nice bike 2 years ago by Akhil

    Nice bike . Really a amazing tour bike . Off road and on road so comfort to drive . Maintenance for this one is bit costly for a normal guy . Performance base it is an amazing bike . Mainly in indian road . Mileage is 25. To 30 maximum. The look is so muscular . Benelli

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

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