Benelli India has updated its portfolio with the launch of the new TRK 251 adventure tourer motorcycle. This new quarter-litre product from Benelli will directly rival the KTM 250 Adventure. Here we compare the styling cues, mechanical specifications, feature list, hardware, and the prices of the Benelli TRK 251 and the KTM 250 Adventure.
The new Benelli TRK 251 draws styling cues from its bigger sibling, the TRK 502. Thus, the motorcycle gets a twin-pod headlight, a tall windscreen, an 18-inch fuel tank, split-style seats, a side-slung exhaust, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The 250 Adventure, too, draws styling inspiration from bigger displacement KTM Adventure tourer motorcycles. However, unlike its bigger siblings, the 250 Adventure misses an LED headlight setup. The quarter-litre Austrian adventure tourer gets a single-pod headlight at the front, a short windscreen, 14.5-litre fuel tank, split-style seats, and alloy wheels (19-inch front/17-inch rear). The Benelli TRK 251 is available in three colours – Glossy White, Glossy Black, and Glossy Grey. The KTM 250 Adventure is available in two paint options – orange and black.
The new TRK 251 packs features such as full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and a dual-channel ABS. The KTM 250 Adventure, unlike its bigger siblings, misses an LED headlight setup. Instead, it uses a halogen unit with twin LED DRLs. Other features on the quarter-litre Austrian adventure tourer include LED turn indicators, an LED taillight, an LCD screen, and dual-channel ABS.
The Benelli TRK 251 uses a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 25.4bhp of power at 9,250rpm and 21.1Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm. The KTM 250 Adventure, too, uses a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The motor on the KTM is tuned to deliver a relatively higher power and torque output of 29.5bhp at 9,000rpm and 24Nm at 7,500rpm, respectively.
The hardware on the TRK 251 comprises upside-down front forks, a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock, a 280mm front disc, and a 240mm rear rotor. The KTM 250 Adventure, too, uses upside-down front forks, a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock, a 320mm disc at the front and a 230mm rear rotor.
The KTM 250 Adventure is available at a relatively competitive price tag than the Benelli TRK 251. The Austrian adventure tourer is available for Rs 2.35 lakh as against Rs 2.51 lakh for the TRK 251.
(All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)