Benelli TRK 552X Globally Revealed with Even More Muscular Looks, 60bhp Parallel-twin Engine

The Benelli TRK 552X is expected to replace the Benelli TRK 502X with a few cosmetic changes and feature updates, complete with a bigger 550cc parallel-twin engine.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on May 27, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Italian motorcycle maker Benelli has unveiled its new middleweight adventure motorcycle – the TRK 552X. The bike is expected to replace the Benelli TRK 502X with a few cosmetic changes and feature updates, complete with a bigger 550cc parallel-twin engine. Starting with its visual changes, the new Benelli TRK 552X sports a taller windscreen, a sharper beak, and a twin-pod LED headlamp setup at the front (rather than halogen units). While the fairing and tank shrouds seem wider, the tail section remains quite identical to that of the outgoing version.

Like the KTM 390 Adventure and the new Royal Enfield Himalayan in the middleweight ADV segment, the Benelli TRK 552X gets a colour TFT display (5 inches in size) with smartphone connectivity. The display also features a built-in tyre pressure monitoring system and multiple display modes. Also present is a dual-channel anti-lock braking system as standard. However, the new Benelli does miss out on a traction control system and riding modes.

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Benelli TRK 552X: Engine, Output

Touted as an entry-level adventure tourer, the Benelli TRK 552X uses a larger 552cc parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crank. The engine is tuned to produce 60bhp and 55Nm of peak torque, making it one of the most powerful adventure tourers in the segment. Transmission duties are carried out by a six-speed gearbox. 

Benelli TRK 552X

Benelli TRK 552X: Hardware

The off-road-biased Benelli TRK 552X employs a steel trellis frame, suspended by adjustable upside-down front forks and rear monoshock, both sourced from Marzocchi. Stopping power comes from dual 320mm petal discs at the front and a single 260mm disc at the rear. The discs come mounted on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels wrapped in Metzeler Tourance rubber tyres. The bike tips the scales at around 246 kilograms. 

Benelli TRK 552X: India Launch Likely in 2024

The Benelli TRK 552X is currently on offer in the Chinese market, but expect the bike to reach Europe in the coming months. As far as our market is concerned, there is a possibility that you might see the new TRK 552 in late 2024 at a slightly higher price than the existing TRK 502X (Rs 6.50 lakh, ex-showroom).  

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Upon arrival in India, the Benelli TRK 552X will have close rivals in the form of the KTM 390 Adventure and the new Royal Enfield Himalayan. 

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