Benelli TRK 251 makes good sense for the brand
Benelli TRK 251: Mid-Range adventure bikes are gradually gaining popularity in India due to the inherent design which makes them very apt for our streets. These bicycles are perfect not just for gliding over poor roads economically but also extending the space and researching undiscovered places. When bicycles within this section are extended in a reasonable package, it gets the bargain for fans even sweeter.
Right now, the Indian economy is dominated by the Royal Enfield Himalayan at the entrance level ADV section. Further up the Purchase Price range would be the BMW G 310 GS as well as the Kawasaki Versys-X 300. From the end of this past year, Benelli will possess three goods under the TRK array: the TRK 251, the TRK 502 along with the hardcore TRK 502 X.
Launched at EICMA 2017, the Benelli TRK 251 is a mini version of the TRK 502 and stocks each of the principal traits with its larger sibling. Having an imposing position, enormous gas tank, purposeful semi-open, long travel suspension system and comfy seats, the TRK 251 is a full-scale experience tourer that isn’t scared to receive its tyres dirty.
Electricity comes from a 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine (shared with Leoncino 250) capable of pumping 25.8bhp and 21.2Nm of peak torque.
The Benelli TRK 251 is predicted to be constructed at the forthcoming CKD plant near Hyderabad that’s supposed to become operational in late 2018. At the next phase of surgery, Benelli and Mahavir Group are allegedly planning to increase the local content of those bikes which should be constructed from CKD kits.
The TRK 251 is very likely to be priced at approximately Rs 2.3 lakh ex-showroom, making it about Rs 62,000 more costly compared to Himalayan. The Kawasaki Versys-X 300, on the other hand, prices an eye-watering Rs 4.69 lakh, along with the BMW G 310 GS is also rather pricey at Rs 3.49 lakh, equally ex-showroom Delhi. Going from the anticipated costs of this TRK 251, it could be a perfect product for somebody who’s searching for a reasonable ADV that is slightly cheaper than the Himalayan, at the cost of outright off-road skills.
This would be a good competitor to Himalayan but I doubt if it will be priced at 2.3 L, it may likely be around 2.8L which makes it quite costly compared to Himalayan.
We agree with you…Himalayan is a good machine and is priced very well…but note that Benneli India has a new owner now, Mahavir Group, and they have to keep prices and services competitive in the growing Indian market…also TRK 251 will soon face KTM 390 Adventure and soon to go cheaper Kawasaki Versys-X 300…
however, dynamically TRK 251 is equipped very well to handle bad roads, it looks stunning and surely no Benelli sounds bad remember…