The Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli is sending its bestseller into the new model year only slightly facelifted. The most important adjustment is the conversion of the two-cylinder to Euro 5.
In order for the 500 cc in-line two-cylinder to achieve Euro 5, the Italians gave it a secondary air system, a new catalytic converter and a newly tuned engine management system. The changes apply to both TRK 502 models – the road-oriented variant and the enduro version marked with an additional X.
Performance remains unchanged
The two-cylinder adopts the performance data unchanged from the Euro 4 design. It remains at 48 hp at 8,500 tours and a maximum torque of 46 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Benelli shortened the primary gear ratio so that the twin gets out of the water more lively . The top speed is 165 km / h. The engine is black. The tachometer in the cockpit is now highlighted in white. The adjustable handlebars and the backlit fittings are new. TRK logos adorn various switches and the mirrors. The decor on the panel is also adapted. A newly shaped luggage rack should offer the passenger more space.
The refreshed Benelli TRK 502 versions will roll out to dealers from November 2021. The TRK 502 with the new Euro 5 engine costs EUR 5,699 plus additional costs and is available in metallic red or metallic gray. The enduro off-road version Benelli TRK 502 X, marked with an additional X, is available in the colors white, blue metallic and gray metallic. Here the prices start at 5,999 euros plus additional costs.
Benelli has pushed the TRK into the new model year without any major changes. The two-cylinder passes the Euro 5 hurdle without sacrificing performance and the prices remain moderate at 5,700 and just under 6,000 euros.