New Benelli TRK 502

In China the Benelli TRK 502 is offered as the QJMotor SRT 500. The motorcycle was originally classified in China as the Qianjiang BJ500GS but now has a new name, along with significant updates.

After the BS6 law was introduced, Benelli was forced to stop selling the TRK 502, and many of its other versions. A BS6-compliant Imperiale 400 has been launched by the Chinese-owned Italian company but the majority of the products in its line-up are yet to make the move.

One such model is the TRK 502 and we expect it to appear shortly in BS6 form. If it comes as a rebadged version of the QJMotor, as opposed to the one it replaces, the bike would have major improvements. The front end is much more offensive but much more modern in style.

The most important highlights are the redesigned tank and its sleeker extensions. Even the beak does not feature the cut-outs as before. As for the headlight, this time around it’s a single piece and it seems to be an LED device. Other places such as the bench and the frame beneath it also tend to be similar.

Mechanical components such as the chassis, engine, exhaust arrangement, and swingarm seem identical to the BS4 Benelli TRK 502X which was on sale in India. Although there is no information available about the instrument cluster, a leak from April 2020 indicated that a full-color LCD will be given to the middleweight adventure bike.

Rs 5.1 lakh and Rs 5.5 lakh respectively (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi) is listed on the BS4-compliant TRK 502 and TRK 502X. If the company does thoroughly upgrade this, though, we foresee a significant price hike.

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