What does the most fearsome predator in the jungle look like? It surely doesn’t look like a triumphant Tiger, but more like the tree hugging creature we saw in the 1987 Sci-fi flick. It has been 28 years ever since and the metal headed creature now perhaps wishes to see some more of this planet. Following up on his request, Benelli made the Trek Amazonas 1130 and will be launching it in India, sometime in late 2015.
A derivative of the flagship street fighter TNT, the Benelli Trek Amazonas 1130 is powered by the same 1130 cc, Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 4 valve DOHC Inline-3 mad motor that develops 126 bhp at 9600 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm. Equipped with a balancer shaft, it has been tuned for better low and mid-range torque. Suspension at the front and rear is adjustable, braking duties are taken care by high performance Brembo discs and the go anywhere capability is further enhanced by aluminium excel rims. To ensure the motorcycle eats up those miles without a sweat, the 6th gear ratio on the Trek Amazonas has been made longer. The front windscreen can be adjusted in 3 different ways, the fuel tank can carry 22 litres of fuel onboard and there are two different power maps for the rider to select from, depending on surface conditions. To be priced near the Rs 11 lakh mark, it will directly compete against the adventure products from Triumph in India.