The Benelli 502C is an exciting new LAMS approved mid capacity cruiser powered by the fantastic Benelli parallel twin engine, for under ten grand. We headed to the Aussie launch to spend a day on the bike... Video Review: Jeff Ware Footage & Images: Barnaby Fredic, Mark Dadswell

The Benelli 502C arrives at a time when a new LAMS approved affordable cruiser is much needed in the market. Powered by the proven Benelli 500cc parallel twin engine that drives the popular Leoncino and the TRK models, the 502C (meaning 500, 2-cylinder, Cruiser) has its own purpose built trellis frame, smaller diameter forks and brake rotors, a low seat height, dual throttle-bodies and an upgraded ignition system compared the its platform siblings. It also has undeniably cool Italian styling and after spending a day on the bike, we reckon it goes as good as it looks. Here is our Benelli 502C video review…

2019 Benelli 502C (LAMS)

benelli.com.au

Price: $9,790 On-Road (Ride-Away)
Warranty: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Black Glossy, Matt Black Metallic, Metallic Matte Cognac Red

Claimed power: 35kW(47.6hp)@8500rpm
Claimed torque: 45Nm@5000rpm
Wet weight: 217kg
Fuel capacity: 21L

Engine: Liquid-cooled, in-line two-cylinder, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, 499.6cc, 69 x 66.8mm bore x stroke, 37mm dual throttle-bodies, 11.5:1 compression ratio, Delphi MT05 ignition, NGK CR8E spark plugs
Gearbox: Six-speed
Clutch: Wet

Chassis: Steel tube trellis frame, steel tube swingarm
Suspension: 41mm USD forks, preload adjustable, 125mm travel – mono rear shock, preload & rebound adjustable, 50mm travel
Brakes: Bosch ABS, dual semi-floating 280mm rotors, radial four-piston calipers, single 240mm rear rotor, single piston floating caliper
Wheels & Tyres: Aluminum alloy, 3.50 x 17in, 4.50 x 17in, 120/70 – R17, 160/60 – R17

Dimensions:
Seat height: 750mm
Wheelbase: 1600mm
Overall Length: N/A
Overall Height: N/A

Instruments: LCD display

 

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