There has been a lot of chatter around ADV bikes. We have recently seen some ADV bikes testing on the road and in the coming months, ADV category bikes will gather even more attention. Benelli has launched its new entry-level motorcycle TRK 251 in India and it is priced at Rs 2.51 Lakh [ex-showroom]. Before the launch, Benelli started bookings for TRK 251 with the token amount of Rs 6,000 and customers can expect deliveries soon.
TRK 251 gets a tall windscreen to protect the rider from windblasts on highways; it also gets a tall handlebar as we expect on an ADV motorcycle. TRK 251 also gets an upswept exhaust and LED headlamps.
Specs and features
The bike is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder DOHC engine that has a max power output of 25HP @ 9,250 RPM and peak torque of 21.1Nm @ 8000 RPM. This engine is mated to a 6-Speed gearbox with a multi-plate wet clutch. The fuel tank has a capacity of 18-liters.
The bike is sprung on upside-down telescopic forks up front with a 135mm travel and a telescopic coil spring mono-shock at the rear with a 60mm travel. It rides on multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. The braking duties are performed by a 280mm floating disc with a 4-piston caliper at the front, and a 240mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear. The bike offers a ground clearance of 170mm and a seat height of 800mm.
Other features of the bike include; Dual-channel ABS and a digital instrument cluster with an LCD screen that provides information such as speed, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, trip meter, and a tachometer. Benelli will be offering a 3-Year Unlimited kilometers warranty as standard.
The new motorcycle has been made available in three color options – Glossy White, Glossy Black, and Glossy Grey
Vikas Jhabakh, MD, Benelli India said, “We are excited to launch our Young Adventure Machine in India today. The TRK 251 is an accessible and high-performance adventure tourer offering purposeful design, aggressive styling, ultra-comfortable ergonomics, and engaging performance. With the launch of TRK 251, we are looking forward to adding more customers to the Benelli family in the country who are dreaming to enter the adventure touring realm. The TRK 251 is their Entry To Adventure.”