Benelli has announced a new adventure-tourer motorcycle that will compete in the middleweight segment. This motorcycle, christened the TRK 800, will sit above the TRK 702 series and pack premium hardware over the smaller displacement TRK models. The motorcycle may arrive in the Indian market in 2023, however, its exact launch details are not available yet. While we await an announcement from the brand, here we list the top five highlights of the Benelli TRK 800.
Benelli TRK 800 Styling
In terms of design, the new TRK 800 is an evolution of the TRK 502 range’s styling. The adventure-tourer styling traits comprise a semi-fairing design with a beak-style front, a twin-pod LED headlight with T-shaped LED DRL, an adjustable windscreen, knuckle guards, radiator shrouds, split-style seat, upswept exhaust canister, sump guard, and tubeless tyre-compatible wire-spoke wheels. The styling is further complemented by bright highlights that are visible on the headlight cowl, knuckle guards, fuel tank, rear panel, and pillion grab rails.
Benelli TRK 800 Features
The feature list comprises full-LED lighting and a seven-inch colour-TFT display as standard. However, unlike the TRK 702 series, this motorcycle misses an onboard camera that can be used to capture photographs and videos. The rider aids aren’t very comprehensive either and this KTM 890 Adventure-rival only gets a dual-channel ABS and torque-assisted wet slipper clutch mechanism.
Benelli TRK 800 Engine
The motorcycle is powered by a Euro5-compliant 754cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that is also seen on Benelli’s Leoncino 800 series. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, this motor has a maximum output of 76.2bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 67Nm at 6,500rpm.
Benelli TRK 800 Hardware
The adventure-tourer from Benelli uses Marzocchi-sourced 50mm upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock to handle the suspension duties. The front forks are adjustable for rebound, compression, and spring preload while the mono-shock gets spring preload and hydraulic rebound damping adjustability. Meanwhile, the anchoring hardware includes Brembo braking system-sourced twin 320mm discs at the front and a single 260 rotor at the back. The cross-spoke wheels feature 19-inch front and 17-inch rear diameters and are shod in 110/80-section and 150/70-section tyres, respectively.
Benelli TRK 800 Launch
Benelli has confirmed that the TRK 800 will arrive at its dealers in the international markets in mid-2023. The Indian launch details, however, are not available yet. If Benelli decides to bring this motorcycle to India, we may see it on our shores in late 2023.