Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

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Although the (big) trail is today mainly synonymous with SUV with great potential of Grand Tourism, most manufacturers do not lose sight of the course of good hope; to distant lands or experiences beyond mileage. For this, they decline their machines in more adventurous versions: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports, KTM 1290 Super Adventure R, Triumph Tiger 1200 XC, Yamaha 1200 Super Tenere Raid Edition, Ducati 1200 Multistrada Enduro… That big caliber.
Benelli decided to mingle with the commando but in his own measure. The TRK 502 also consumes a dose of travel agency with this X variant. Wider, taller, more paved, all in a mid-size engine format..

The other cronies of the expedition will be surprised by this TRK 502 X. Because in the middle of the big twin cylinders (1200 cc min) spitting 120 to 160 horsepower, the Benelli looks like a grasshopper. Its parallel twin is content with half a liter of displacement and 47.6 horsepower. An ideal power for the A2 license but very poor against the behemoths of the competition. For high speeds, a good average and muscular acceleration, it’s dead. For the spirit on the other hand … let’s not forget that the Yamaha 500 XT won the dakar with less watts than that – in 79 and 80.
When it comes to weight, however, it’s not the same salad. With 213 kilos dry, the machine loses its grasshopper status. When we see that a Mash 400 Adventure announces 60 kilos less, we wonder if the Benelli did not eat lead or cast iron at breakfast..

Let’s come Benelli TRK 502 X 2018the facts and skills of this TRK X. The acronym of the cross, because this machine has much more desire for off-road than the standard version. This is why it is fitted with spoked rims with different profiles. The front wheel goes to 19 inches while the tires are thinner and gain more marked tread pattern. Not yet enough to compete with an enduro but enough to embark on less bodied paths. Once in there, we can try to cross slightly because the ground clearance is raised to 220 mm (+ 30 mm). The front suspension debates on 10 mm more and the rear shock absorber also gains mm. But not a lot: 5, out of a very eloquent total of 50 mm. Too tight for qualitative work on normal roads. So, on broken ground…
These extensions inevitably lead to an elevation of the saddle, perched here at 840 mm. The more substantial padding contributes to this height. And comfort should gain.

But the Benelli TRK 502 X fully believes in it. To continue convincing, she moves her potty to a raised rear lateral position. Suitcase supports take place in the stern, the luggage carrier becomes a tubular structure and protection side …. Oh, strange, the engine crankcase guards of the road version have disappeared. Do things backwards at Benelli. We also note the change of the brake calipers. It goes from radial 4 pistons to axial 2 pistons. Unlike the guns of this segment, the tank does not see its capacity increase. However, with the measured appetite of mono, the 20 liters will allow a good autonomy..

On the handlebars of the TRK 502 X, Benelli tries the great adventure in pocket format. The machine promises its share of the border, like the more famous backpackers. But in half the size for three times the price.

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      Model marketed in

      2018
      2019

      Performances

      • Max speed:
        about 170 km / h

      The technical aspect

      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

      • Frame
      • Frame: truss frame made of steel tubes
      • Tank: 20 liters
      • Seat height: 840 mm
      • Length: 2,200 mm
      • Width: 915 mm
      • Height: 1490 mm
      • Wheelbase: 1,525 mm
      • Dry weight: 213 kg
      • Train before
      • Telehydraulic inverted fork Ø 50 mm, deb: 145 mm
      • 2 discs Ø 320 mm, 2 piston calipers
      • Front wheel:

        110/80
        – 19

      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018 technical

      • Transmission
      • 6-speed gearbox
      • secondary by chain
      • Rear axle
      • Mono-shock absorber
      • 1 disc Ø 260, 1 piston caliper
      • Rear wheel:

        150/70
        – 17

      • Motor
      • Twin cylinder
        parallel
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: by water
      • Injection Ø 37 mm
      • 2 ACT
      • 4 valves per cylinder
      • 499.60 cc
        (69 x 66.8 mm)
      • 47
        ch
        at 8,500 rpm
      • 4.60 mkg
        at 5,000 rpm
      • Weight ratio /
        power
        : 4.53
        kg / hp
      • Compression: 11.5: 1
      • Crit’air:
      • Motorcycle accessible to A2 license or bridle at 47.5hp / 35 Kw

      Detached pieces

      exhaust
      motor
      fluid
      electricity

      filtration
      braking
      chain kit

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      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

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      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

      Benelli TRK 502 X 2018

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