Let’s first talk about the comfort this motorcycle offers. The overall riding ergonomics are extremely comfortable. It is relaxing and doesn’t demand a lot of work, especially for long-distance rides. Then there are these large seats which offer a great amount of cushioning and support. Benelli has given this adventure tourer a few things like large footpegs, windscreen, and not to forget, the 20-litres fuel tank which makes you stop less for fuel, thus reducing the overall fatigue level. The suspension setup is not entirely plush, but it does go quite well through some of the bad roads we encountered.
Coming to the performance of this Benelli, well, this motor feels extremely refined, especially when you are riding in the city and touring comfortably on the highways. The overall power delivery is linear and quite predictable too. But the tractability of this engine makes things extremely easy for the rider. The bike can do as low as 45kmph in sixth gear and that means you don’t really have to change gears often, leading to less fatigue.
But the TRK 502 weighs quite a lot, and hence, there's a drop in the power-to-weight ratio. And that means the overall performance goes for a toss. This is why the TRK 502 doesn’t feel thrilling when you twist that throttle fully. Usually, with a bike this size, you want to feel the fun, you want to feel that wind as the bike accelerates faster, but this is something that is missing on this Benelli.
On the road, the bike feels planted and stable. Be it in the city or the highway, the TRK 502 manages to give out an experience that is easy to deal with. But at low-speed rides, especially while filtering through traffic in the city, the top-heaviness of the motorcycle does bother sometimes. The brakes work fairly well though. The bite, the progression, and the feel are appreciable too.