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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Benelli released a new small bore adventure bike to the market at the 2015 EICMA show in Milan.

    While Benelli might be coming to the USA soon, riders in Europe and Australia have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sample their products for a while now. And despite the fear many have from the now Chinese owned company, everything we’ve seen so far has been very positive – and the prices are hard to match, too.

    That’s what makes the Benelli TRK 502 so interesting. From a look at the specification sheet, there’s probably nothing to get overly excited about. Performance wise it looks very similar to Honda’s CB500X. The 500cc inline two cylinder engine produces 35 kW @ 8,500 rpm and 45 Nm @ 4,500 rpm. While it gets spoked wheels, the front is 17 inches in diameter as standard, but optionally comes with 19 inch rims. Front suspension travel is a disappointing 145mm, as is the rear. Weight is also up there at 210kg, although we’re unsure of if that includes the panniers and rear box. The fuel tank however is a whopping 20 litres.

    But what is exciting will be the price. No official prices have been made available yet, but given recent history, Benelli’s are generally many thousands of dollars better price than competitors – both in asking price and in standard equipment on the bike.

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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Benelli has confirmed its TRK 502 will enter production having previously only shown them as a prototype. The TRK 502 is powered by a 46bhp 500cc liquid-cooled parallel twin cylinder motor.

    The TRK is Benelli’s adventure bike offering with a fuel capacity of 20 litres and fully adjustable front fork with 135mm of travel. The TRK 502 will also be available in slightly more off-road focussed guise with a 19-inch front wheel. The TRK will be available at the beginning of 2017 in either red, black or white.

    Prices are yet to be announced.

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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Benelli have announced an X version of the TRK 502, though at this stage the only difference we can see is that the bike now comes with a 19″ front wheel as standard.

    The price should be attractive though, in Australia the TRK 502X is priced $9390AU out the door.

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