Currently, Benelli only has the alloy-wheel and road tyre version ready. The spoked-wheel variant is still under development and will take a few months to get ready. DSK Benelli doesn’t want to bring the alloy-wheel version to India as it plans to position the TRK 502 as an adventure motorcycle in this country and not as a sports tourer. That’s why there’s a need of spoked-wheel and off-road tyres versions, which will be ready by the end of 2017.
“We’ve decided to postpone the launch of TRK 502 as the spoked-wheel and ABS versions will only be ready by December. The version that is ready right now is alloy wheels. The TRK 502 is an adventure bike and giving it alloy wheels in the Indian market doesn't make sense. There will be buyers for the alloy wheel version but the numbers will be very less. So we took a call that the TRK 502 will only be available in spoked-wheels and off-road tyres. ABS will be standard as well.” said Shirish Kulkarni, chairman, DSK Motowheels.
Although the company said that they are looking to launch the TRK 502 in early 2018, we believe that this adventure motorcycle will debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.