Benelli TRK 502 Review


Benelli TRK 502

The TRK 502 represents excellent value for money and makes a good first big bike.

- Rating: 10 / 10
Loads of kit for the money, big bike road presence, cool exhaust system, wind protection, economy, looks
×Frequent servicing, quite heavy
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What Is It?

The Benelli TRK 502 X is a budget adventure bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 500 cc parallel twin engine which puts out 46.9 bhp / 35 kW at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque at 6,000 rpm.

Launch RRP: £4,700

Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h

Economy: 65 mpg / 4.3 L/100km

Range: 290 miles / 467 km

Seat Height: 800 mm / 31.5 inches

Wet Weight: 213 kg / 470 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.221 bhp/kg / 0.165 kW/kg

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What Is It Like?

Benelli TRK 502

Benelli 502TRK 2020

About me

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
  • Looks
  • 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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