Benelli enters the thriving entry-level ADV space with the all-new TRK 251. The quarter-litre adventure bike is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder cylinder and will compete against the KTM 250 Adventure.
Since the entry-level adventure motorcycle segment is where all the action is these days, Benelli India has brought in its all-new offering in this space. Dubbed the TRK 251, this new ADV from Benelli is powered by a single-cylinder 250cc engine. Priced at Rs 2.51 lakh (ex-showroom), the TRK 251 will compete against the likes of KTM 250 Adventure and Royal Enfield Himalayan.
Although the TRK 251 has arrived on Indian shores only now, the ADV has been around for a while – it was first showcased at EICMA 2017. In terms of design and appearance, the TRK 251 draws heavily from its elder sibling, the TRK 501, albeit the 251 is compact and a size smaller for obvious reasons. However, unlike its twin-cylinder sibling’s underbelly exhaust, the 251 gets a side-swept exhaust. Among other visual highlights, the motorcycle gets a pointy beak with bi-LED DRLs and projector lamps, a digital instrument cluster, and 17-inch alloy wheels. There are three colours to choose from – Glossy White, Glossy Black, and Glossy Grey.
Powering the TRK 251 is a 249cc single-cylinder engine. The engine develops 25.4bhp @ 9,250rpm and 21.1Nm @ 8,000rpm. Power transmission duties are carried out by a six-speed gearbox.
The TRK 251 gets non-adjustable upside-down front-forks and a pre-load adjustable rear mono-shock. Braking duties are carried out by a 280mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is standard.
The TRK weighs 164kg (dry), and it has a fuel tank capacity of 18 litres. At 800mm, its seat height should make it easily accessible for all. The TRK 251’s ground clearance is 170mm, which is quite decent, but don't forget that it doesn’t have any bash plate or protection.
Bookings of the Benelli TRK 251 have already commenced at Rs 6,000 at the company’s dealerships across India. A three-year unlimited kilometres warranty is offered as standard.