10Benelli TRK 251
At the EICMA 2017 in Milan, Italian premium bike manufacturer Benelli impressed us with couple of exciting products and one of them is the TRK 251 adventure bike. This bike is expected to arrive in Indian market in near future. As the premium bike market in the country is growing and all the major bike brands are attempting to grab a good share here, Benelli doesn’t want to sit back. Upon arrival, this entry level adventure bike from the brand could draw attention of many buyers.
In terms of styling, Benelli TRK 251 comes drawing heavy inspiration from its bigger sibling TRK 502. The Benelli TRK 251 gets a sharp beak like front cowl that adds aggressiveness to this motorcycle. There is a crafted looking sharp headlamp, a tall windshield offering comfortable riding experience and the fully digital instrument cluster enhancing its premiumness. The wide handlebar gives the rider greater control over the machine.
There is a sculpted looking large fuel tank that enhances the bike’s masculinity further and also offers a long range thanks to its 17-litre capacity. On top and at the side of the fuel tank there are black trims adding more style. Rider seat of the bike comes pretty low positioned and it ensures a comfortable riding posture. Apart from that, there is a stepped up split pillion rider seat that also comes spacious and comfortable. The bike also sports split grab rails and LED taillight.
The bike is built on a steel tube frame chassis. Power source for the Benelli TRK 251 is a 250 cc liquid-cooled, four stroke engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. This motor is capable of kicking out 26 PS of peak power at 9,250 rpm and 21 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. It runs on 17-inch multi-spoke aluminium alloy wheels wrapped with meaty tyres.
Braking power for the bike is delivered by a 280 mm single floating disc brake with four piston caliper up front and there is a 240 mm rear disc brake with single piston caliper. For suspension duty, the bike relies on 41 mm upside down front forks and a monoshock absorber at the back with central damping adjustment and 51 mm travel. This aggressive looking adventure bike can arrive in India sometime in 2018 or in 2019. It could be priced at around Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Expected India Launch: 2018 / 2019
Expected India Price: Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)