Video Review: 2018 Benelli TRK 502X (LAMS)
Benelli's TRK 502X offers a lite adventure themed LAMS tourer, which is really a do-it all LAMS option, available for a very competitive $9,390... Video by Kris Hodgson
With the TRK 502X Benelli have upped the competitively priced all-rounder with adventure leanings, offering a balanced package which includes plenty of great standard features.
Spoked wheels, revised brakes, sump guard, crash bars, rear rack, tall exhaust, Metzeler Tourance tyres and standard handguards cover plenty of bases, while the very reasonable buy-in makes the TRK 502X an attractive option for those looking for adventure prowess without a big price tag.
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2018 Benelli TRK 502X (LAMS) Tech Talk
The Benelli TRK 502X features a liquid-cooled parallel twin four-stroke DOHC 499.6cc powerplant, with a bore and stroke of 69 x 66.8mm and 11.5:1 compression ratio, with dual 37mm throttle-bodies, matches to a six-speed gearbox and mechanical clutch.
Power output is limited to A2 requirements for Europe, also fulfiling Australian LAMS requirements, with 47.6 peak horsepower at 8500rpm, and 46Nm of torque at 6000rpm. Wet weight is on the heftier side at 235kg, with a full tank of 20L of fuel.
A steel trellis frame and steel swingarm are eye catching features, with big 50mm USD Marzocchi forks that offer 145mm travel but no adjustability, and totally revised internals and settings from the standard TRK 502. Also new on the X version is the fully adjustable rear shock with 170mm travel.
Brakes are another departure from the standard TRK 502, with the X boasting dual two-piston Benelli branded calipers on the front, not radially mounted, while front discs are 320mm petal style rotors, with a single piston rear caliper and 260mm rotor. Brake performance is significantly improved over the standard TRK 502.
Henley Racing tubeless cross-spoked rims take Metzeler Tourance tyres as standard fitment, with a 19in front. Wheels are 3.00 x 19in front, and 4.25 x 17in rear, taking 110/80-19 and 150/70-17 tyres.
Seat height is raised from the standard TRK 502, with the X sitting at 850mm, with a shorter wheelbase of 1505mm. Ground clearance is 220mm, offering stronger off-road clearance, in keeping with the bikes more adventurous leanings.
Standard inclusions include LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), with LED indicators, handguards, a mini-sump protector, medium height screen, rear rack, crash bars, and ABS, with an ABS switch for the rear. The exhaust is also a taller unit, matching the bike’s adventure style.
Instruments are LCD, with White, Grey and Red colours available for $9,390 on the road, up from standard TRK 502’s price of $8,790 on the road.
2018 Benelli TRK 502X (LAMS) Specifications
Price: $9,390 RRP On Road
Warranty: Two years, unlimited kilometres, two years roadside assist
Colours: Benelli Red, Benelli White, Benelli Grey
Claimed power: 35kW(47.6 hp)@8500rpm
Claimed torque: 46Nm@6000rpm
Wet weight: 235kg
Fuel capacity: 20L (3.8L per 100km claimed)
Engine: Liquid-cooled, In-line two-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, 499.6cc, 69 x 66.8mm bore x stroke, 11.5:1 compression, 37mm dual throttle-body
Clutch: Multiplate wet
Final drive: Sealed chain
Chassis: Steel trellis tube frame, Steel swingarm
Suspension: 50mm USD Marzocchi forks, 145mm travel, fully adjustable rear shock, 170mm travel
Brakes: Twin two-piston calipers, 320mm rotors, rear single-piston caliper, 260mm rotor
Wheels & Tyres: Henly Racing aluminium tubeless cross spoked wheels, 3.00 x 19in, 4.25 x 17in, Metzeler Tourance tyres, 110/80-19, 150/70-17
Seat height: 850mm
Ground Clearance: 220mm