Benelli TRK 502 Review (2017)
What Is It?
The Benelli TRK 502 is a budget adventure bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 500 cc parallel twin engine which puts out 46.9 bhp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque at 6,000 rpm.
- Seat Height: Average (800 mm / 31.5 inches)
- Weight: Heavy (213 kg / 470 lbs)
- Economy: Good (65 mpg / 4.3 l/100km / 23.0 km/l)
- Range: Very high (290 miles / 467 km)
- Power to Weight: Low (0.221 bhp/kg / 0.165 kW/kg)
- Top Speed: Average (100 mph / 161 km/h)
What Is It Like?
Benelli 502TRK 2020
I'm a 58 year old male, 5'8", who restarted riding 16 months ago. I have owned 5 bikes in total of which 3 were in the last 20 months.
Why did you choose it?
- Brilliant specification
- Road presence
- Seat height
- Value for money
What is good about it?
- Great riding position
- Good wind protection
- Good mpg
- USB charger
- Planted on the road.
What could be improved?
Drop some of the weight and a bigger engine.
What is the economy like?
Really good at 68 mpg on average.
Any mods or upgrades?
- Heated grips
- Ultimate add on phone holder
- Top box and panniers fitted
How is the engine?
Lively, currently it has enough torque for me.
How does it handle?
Very well planted on the road and the brakes are good.
Is it comfortable?
Yes, very comfortable.
How reliable have you found it?
I have had no issues with the bike.
What's the servicing frequency and cost like?
It's every 4,000 miles, which is very low. I've been informed the service will be around £160.
To sum up
The TRK 502 represents excellent value for money and makes a good first big bike.
- Derick R, 2020
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