Benelli has wanted to bring its adventure bike to the U.S. market for some time now. However, those plans were put on hold with everything going on in the world right now.
Now, according to ADV Pulse, the plan is back on. The publication said that 2021 models are currently arriving on dealer showroom floors. The U.S. adventure motorcycle field expands even more with the addition of these motorcycles.
The Benelli TRK 502 comes in two versions. There’s a more road-focused motorcycle called simply the TRK 502, and then there’s the more off-road-focused TRK 502X.
Both motorcycles get a 500cc four-valve per cylinder parallel-twin DOHC engine with electronic fuel injection. The two-cylinder engine makes 47 hp and 34 lb-ft of torque. That engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The bikes both feature a steel trellis frame, inverted front fork with 5.5-inches of suspension travel, a mono-shock in the rear with preload and rebound damping adjustment. The 502X gets compression damping adjustment. The seat height for the 502 is 32.8 inches. For the 502X, it’s 33.9 inches. The 502X also has a different exhaust, which gives it more ground clearance.
Both models get a large touring windscreen. The brakes on the bikes are 320mm discs upfront and a 260mm disc in the rear. The 502 has 17-inch wheels. The 502X has a 17-inch in the rear and a 19-inch upfront. Engine guards come standard on the 502X.
The price for the TRK 502 is $5,999. The price for the TRK 502X is $6,399. While the bikes aren’t up on Benelli’s USA website, I’d imagine all the details will be if ADV Pulse is right about them already arriving in dealers.