The New Benelli TRK 502X Against its Rivals

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With the newly launched TRK 502 bikes being offered from INR 5 Lakh, the bikes can change the middleweight tourer game in our country, if it happens to be promising against its competition. So here we are, comparing the specs of the TRK 502X against the established Kawasaki Versys 650 and the relatively new player, the Suzuki V-Strom ABS for you, to find out if this new bike is worth the hype.


Visually, the bikes offer quite some differences and all three are neat looking machines in their own way, as they say, looks are subjective. The Benelli definitely has a size advantage here when compared to the Versys but the Suzuki offers even more. Despite being short on dimensions, the Versys 650 offers a 21-litre fuel tank.

Length (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
Benelli TRK 502X2,22209151,4801,50520
Kawasaki Versys 6502,1658401,4001,41521
Suzuki V-Strom ABS2,2759101,4051,56020

New 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650


All three bikes in this comparison use a twin cylinder engine, while the Kwacker and the Italian use a parallel twin setup, the Suzuki uses a V arrangement. Have a look at the specs below.

Engine Displacement (cc)Cylinder ArrangementMaximum Power (hp)Maximum Torque (Nm)
Benelli TRK 502X500Parallel Twin47.546
Kawasaki Versys 650649Parallel Twin6864
Suzuki V-Strom ABS645V-Twin7060

2019 Suzuki V Strom 650 XT ABS

Chassis, Suspension and Brakes

The TRK 502X uses a sophisticated Trellis frame and even comes with beefy USD forks while the V-Strom on the other side is offered with conventional forks. The Kawasaki is the only bike that comes with an adjustable front shock. The V-Strom also comes with a 3-level traction control system, which the competition does not offer.

Chassis TypeFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront brakeRear BrakeABS
Benelli TRK 502XTrellis Frame50 mm USDMono-shock320 mm, dual discs260 mmYes, Switchable
Kawasaki Versys 650Diamond Frame41 mm Adjustable USDMono-shock300 mm, dual discs250 mmYes
Suzuki V-Strom ABSTrellis FrameTelescopic SuspensionMono-shock310, dual discs260 mmYes

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Also Read: Kawasaki Mumbai Is Offering A Mouth Watering Deal On The Versys 1000

Okay, so the Benelli may be lacking against the other two bikes in some aspects, but the biggest feather the Italian bike has in its head is the price. Priced at INR 5.4 Lakh, the TRK 502X is more than a lakh cheaper than the Versys 650, which is priced at INR 6.69 Lakh and more than 2 Lakh cheaper than the Suzuki priced at INR 7.46 Lakh. So if you are in the market for a middleweight tourer, the Benelli should definitely be a bike to look out for. Stay tuned for a detailed review of the bike, coming out soon, in the meanwhile, do have a look at our walkaround video of the newly launched bike.


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