Benelli India has added another motorcycle to its Indian line-up in the form of the 502C. The cruiser-styled motorcycle competes against the Kawasaki Vulcan S in the country. And in this article, we highlight the top 5 features of the new Benelli 502C.
The Benelli 502C seems to derive its styling from the Ducati XDiavel. Its sport-cruiser design language is highlighted by the wide handlebar and forward set foot controls. The large fuel tank that sits on an exposed trellis frame, and chopped rear section looks similar to the Diavel. Apart from that, it also gets a full-LED headlamp that completes its look. It is available in two colours- Matte Cognac Red and Matte Black.
Powering the Benelli 502C is a 500cc, parallel-twin engine that is also used in the Leoncino 500 and TRK 502. This motor churns out 46.8bhp at 8,500rpm and 46Nm at 6,000rpm, and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Apart from the full-LED lighting, the 502C comes with a large 21.5-litre fuel tank, dual-channel ABS and a fully-digital instrument cluster as standard.
The suspension duties on Benelli 502C are taken care of by upside-down forks up front with 135mm of travel and a monoshock at the rear with 50mm of travel. As for braking, it uses a pair of 280mm discs at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear accompanied by a dual-channel ABS.
Benelli India has pegged the 502C at Rs 4.98 lakh (ex-showroom, India) This makes it nearly Rs 1.10 lakh more affordable than the Kawasaki Vulcan S. Bookings for the bike have commenced for a token amount of Rs 10,000.