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Benelli 502C is a LAMS urban cruiser

Benelli 502C urban cruiser

Benelli 502C fits into a category of bike roughly referred to as an urban cruiser suitable for learner and novice riders.

It arrives in Australian showrooms at $9790 ride away with a two-year unlimited kilometre warranty and roadside assistance in gloss black, “Coniac Red” or matte black.

Urban cruiser

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It’s a popular class and the best seller is the Honda, followed by the Harley and the Kawasaki.

The first of these urban cruisers was the Yamaha Bolt C which is probably also the most stylish … until now.

Benelli’s Italian-designed and Chinese-made model is beautiful.

After all, it seems to be designed along the lines of a small-capacity Ducati Diavel with a similar trellis-style frame, floating seat, remote rear fender, bellypan and stubby twin single-sided mufflers.

It features forward foot controls which are adjustable like the Vulcan S, wide handlebars, moderate-height 750mm seat and distinctive LED headlights.

The Benelli 502C is powered by their in-line 500cc liquid-cooled twin with 35kW Of power at 8500 revs and 45Nm of midrange torque. The engine is mated to six-speed gearbox.

The generous 21-litre tank should allow these urban cruisers to stray far from their urban environs.

Benelli 502C tech specsBenelli 502C urban cruiser

  • Price: $9790 ride away
  • Engine: 500cc in-line twin, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, 4 valves , DOHC
  • Bore x stroke: 69 x 66.8mm
  • Power: 35kW @ 8500rpm
  • Torque: 45Nm @ 5000rpm
  • Emissions: Euro 4, CO2 96g/km
  • Economy: 4.2Lt/100km
  • Transmission: Multidisk wet clutch, 6 speeds
  • Frame: Trestle steel tubes and plates
  • Suspension: Upside-down 41mm forks, 125mm travel; swingarm with central shock absorber, spring preload adjustable, 50mm travel
  • Brakes: twin 280mm floating disks with 4-piston calliper; 240mm disc, piston floating calliper; ABS
  • Tyres: 120/70 – ZR17” M/C 58W; 160/60 – ZR17” M/C 69W
  • Seat: 750mm
  • Wheelbase: 1600mm
  • Wet weight: 217kg
  • Tank: 21Lt
  • Length: 2280mm
  • Width: 940mm
  • Height: 1140mm
  • Warrant: 2 years, unlimited kilometre, roadside assistance
  • Colours: gloss black, “Coniac Red” or matte black.