August 8, 2022

The Benelli TRK 502 is sort of a well-liked mannequin in Europe. The Chinese language-owned Italian producer has launched a much bigger iteration of that motorbike at EICMA 2021 — the Benelli TRK 800.

The TRK 800 encompasses a design that pulls loads of inspiration from its smaller sibling. As compared, it options barely extra rounded surfaces and smoother traces. Autocar India mentions in its report that the form of the 22-liter gasoline tank is much less abruptly vertical than its smaller sibling. Nevertheless, this doesn’t take away from the truth that it is a stunning motorbike that may carry loads of presence on the highway.

In contrast to the TRK 502, the LED headlamp and 7-inch TFT instrument console at the moment are separated from the steering headstock. Visually, the TRK 800’s seat seems to be spacious, with ample room for baggage or a pillion to sit down comfortably.

Powering the motorbike is a 754cc inline-twin engine. We’ve already seen this powertrain on the Leoncino 800, and peak output figures are related at 76.2hp at 8,500rpm and 48lb-ft at 6,500rpm. These are moderately first rate numbers for a middle-weight ADV. Nevertheless, with a dry weight of 221kg, it is a heavy motorbike. On the flipside, Benelli has managed to maintain its weight in test in comparison with the TRK 502, which weighs round 235kg absolutely fuelled.

The TRK 800 makes use of a brand new trellis body and the swingarm, with suspension dealt with by a 50mm USD fork on the entrance and a monoshock on the rear; suspension journey is 170mm and 171mm, respectively. Whereas the entrance fork is absolutely adjustable, the monoshock affords preload and rebound damping adjustability.

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Like most ADVs within the phase, the TRK 800 encompasses a 19-inch entrance wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel. Braking {hardware} includes twin 320mm entrance discs and a single 260mm rear disc.

Benelli has talked about that the TRK 800 will go on sale within the second half of 2022, and we count on particulars on pricing as we get nearer to that date. The TRK 800 will be part of a considerably aggressive phase that at present homes the likes of the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport, the Kawasaki Versys 650, and the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT.