New Benelli Bike TRK 702 Launched : Premium motorcycle maker Benelli has launched the TRK 702 adventure bike worth Rs 6,85,000 in the Indian market. The company has introduced TRK bikes in two trims. This includes the TRK 702 and TRK 702X. However, the company has made changes in the design of the updated model. The updated model gets new wire-spoke wheels shod with tubeless tyres. Both these bikes are powered by a 698cc liquid-cooled engine. In India, they will be imported through the Complete Build Unit (CBU) route.
Benelli TRK 702 Looks
The new Benelli TRK 702 gets new front fenders, notch guard, new handlebar, mirrors with faux carbon finish, step up seat and a windscreen. The bike also gets backlit switchgear, halogen headlight and an LED taillamp. It also gets blacked out alloy wheels. The TRK 702 bike weighs 235 kg and gets a 20-litre fuel tank. The latest bike also gets a 5.0-inch TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth support.
698cc liquid-cooled engine will be available in the bike
The new Benelli TRK 702 and TRK 702 X are powered by the same 698cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine. This engine is capable of generating maximum power of 76hp and peak torque of 68.2Nm. For transmission, this engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper and assist clutch. This bike can run with a top speed of 180 kmph. At the same time, it can catch the speed of 0 to 100 km in just 4.8 seconds.
2023 TRK 702 bike is equipped with these features
Keeping in mind the safety of the rider and providing smooth road handling, the 2023 TRK 702 gets disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual channel ABS. While taking care of the suspension of this bike, it has been given 50mm inverted forks at the front and adjustable mono-shock unit at the rear. It is a touring bike and has been specially designed for long-rides.
What is the price of this bike?
The 2023 Benelli TRK 702 bike has been launched at Rs 6.85 lakh. The TRK 702 X model of this bike costs Rs. 7.27 lakhs (all prices are ex-showroom). The deliveries of the bike will start soon.
Benelli TRK 800 adventure bike is also in the works
Currently, work on the Benelli TRK 800 adventure bike is also underway. It was introduced a few months ago at the EICMA Motor Show in Italy. According to the information, this bike can be launched next year. It is built on a steel trellis frame. It gets 17-inch multi spoke alloy wheels. The bike has a 754cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine. In India, it can be launched around Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
History of Benelli
Benelli was founded in 1911 in Pesaro, Italy, possibly making it the oldest of the Italian motorcycle factories in operation. (Moto Guzzi – the oldest motorcycle factory with non-stop operation – was established in 1921, and Peugeot is the world’s oldest still-producing motorcycle factory, founded in 1898.) After losing her husband, the widowed Teresa Boni Benelli invested all of the family’s wealth in the business, in the hope that it would be passed on to her six sons: Giuseppe, Giovanni, Francesco, Filippo, Domenico and Antonio. (“Tonino”). He also sent Giuseppe and Giovanni to Switzerland to study engineering. Initially, apart from 5 brothers, 6 employees worked in the business.
In the beginning, it was just the Benelli garage
In the beginning, it was just a Benelli garage that repaired bicycles and motorcycles, but was already capable of producing all the spare parts needed for repairs. During the First World War, Benelli worked hard to recover parts for the Italian machines in the war, and in 1919 the first motorcycle was presented to the public. In 1920 the company built its first complete engine in-house, a single-cylinder two-stroke 75 cc model, which was quickly adapted to a bicycle frame. A year later in 1921, Benelli built its first motorcycle, which by then had become a 98 cc model, using its own engine.
Benelli made the most successful engine in 1927
But the most successful engine, which made Benelli known nationally and internationally, was the 175 cm³ 4-stroke of 1927 with “cascade” distribution and overhead camshaft, a bold and sophisticated solution that soon became a “trademark” of the Pesaro house. Giuseppe Benelli was inspired by a theoretical study of an engine by Edward Turner published in the French magazine Moto Revue in 1925. To beat the competition, Giuseppe wasted no time and completely reinterpreted that project, offering an ingeniously simple solution to eliminate the negative effects of thermal expansion affecting these applications.