In the previous month Italian Superbike manufacturer Benelli
launched their adventure tourer TRK 502 and TRK 502X in India at a price of Rs.5 lakh and Rs.5.40 lakh respectively (Both ex-showroom prices). The company has received bookings for 85 units on TRK 502X
and 65 units on TRK 502
. By the end of 2019 Benelli has planned to startup 40 dealerships in India. Discussions are going on too, with the government on setting up a production plant in the country.
Apparently, Benelli has increased its dealerships in India from 10 to 18 in last year and also launched modern facilities in cities like Delhi, Vadora, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Vijayawada and Mangalore. Both the models launched, TRK 502 and TRK 502X share the same engine. 499.6cc liquid cooled parallel twin engine renders power worth 47.6PS and 45Nm of torque on to these models while being coupled with a 6 speed transmission unit. Both TRK 502 and TRK 502X shares the same frame too. The main difference is that between both the adventure tourers, 502X is an off-road based model.
If the plan to start a new production plant in India takes place, then the bikes which are being imported now to be assembled here will go through not only a price revision, but also customized for Indian road conditions.