LAUNCHED IN NEPAL: BENELLI TRK502 & TORNADO 302RPosted On: April 18, 2017 By : AutoLife Team
2074 B.S. has started on a high note for bike lovers in the country. Benelli Nepal has surprisingly introduced the TRK502 Adventure bike in the Nepalese market along with the Tornado 302R.
With its comfortable ergonomics, amazing wind and weather protection, capable suspension, and efficient and powerful twin-cylinder engine, the TRK502 is Benelli’s first-ever adventure motorcycle and is powered by a new, liquid-cooled, 500 cc parallel-twin engine which produces around 47 bhp and 45 Nm of torque, and will be paired to a six-speed gearbox.
The suspension offer maximum comfort for rider and passenger, thanks to an adjustable upside down front fork, and at the rear, a swingarm with monoshock. For off-road duties, there’s 230 mm of ground clearance and long travel suspension, with a USD front fork and monoshock rear, with 150 mm of travel. The TRK 502 gets a massive 20-litre fuel tank.
Displaying this is the braking performance, thanks to the two front discs, 320 mm in diameter, and two-piston floating caliper. The rear disc is 260 mm in diameter, and is also gripped by a twin piston caliper.
Speaking of the TRK 502, Benelli says “The forms, adventurous and expressive, surprising at first glance, thanks to a huge tank, that provides a fuel capacity of 20 liters, and to headlight (mainly led) by the exciting design and a front fender able to dominate the scene.
Meanwhile, the 302R also known as the Tornado 302 is the fully-faired sports bike version of the TNT300 with many added features. It is built on an all-new trellis frame along with a cover around the swingarm pivot.The new frame has made the 302R lighter than the TNT 300 by 16kg with a 50:50 weight distribution.
The bike comes equipped with 41mm upside down front suspension, while on the steel swingarm is a lateral shock absorber with adjustable preload.
As for the powertrain, the Benelli 302R is powered by a 300cc liquid-cooled parallel twin that produces 35bhp and 27Nm of torque. The motor comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox, and with a new map, the bike now redlines at 12,000rpm compared to 11,500rpm on the TNT 300.
The motorcycle comes with 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels with Metzler tyres. It also comes fitted with twin 260mm floating discs with a 4-piston calliper up front and a single 240mm disc on the rear with a single piston calliper brake.
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