Benelli TRX502by Brian Watson Motorcycle Tour Operator
The Benelli TRK 502 pulls well in all gears with smooth progression throughout the rev range. It is a great bike for A2 license holders Recommended Features
- A2 License Holder Motorcycle
- 500cc 48 CV (35 kW)
- 50mm inverted fork up front (with 135mm of stroke) and a swingarm-monoshock system in back
- Great tourer with adventure-bike styling
- Easily maneuverable on and off road
Review on Benelli TRX502Although it is rare we have had requests from riders who hold an A2 license. We usually advise them to bring their own bike. However, the practicalities of this can be too great a challenge for the inexperienced rider as they might need to ride a thousand miles just to reach our tour start and perhaps another thousand miles home at the end. Naturally we would rather not put a rider at potential risk asking them to side so far especially with a deadline to meet but few can afford or justify several weeks off for a biking holiday and so attempt to cover high mileages each day between home and tour location arriving invariably exhausted before the real trip has even begun. That is why shop I was drawn to the Benelli TRK502. It's an adventure bike specifically targeted towards the A2 license holder and daily commuters. Brand new out the box it can be on the road for just 5,699 which seems excellent value for the money. I am well accustomed to hopping on and off different bikes but with my short legs, 29, many adventure bikes are a stretch for me. I often have to slide part way off the saddle just to reach the ground but the Benelli with a saddle height at 815mm was a comfortable reach for me. Im sure this would prove reassuring to new riders even with longer legs. I felt immediately at ease with the bike. The saddle is very comfortable and the upright riding position is relaxed. The windshield is effective although depending on your height it may benefit an additional deflector to divert air over the helmet. Although the bike with a full tank of fuel is quoted about 250kg it didnt feel so heavy to me, it's very well balanced with the weight lying low in the frame, so, I wonder if those quoted weights include the full luggage set because the bike I was riding had a full Givi pannier rack with only the top box on that day. Note that the Givi rear and side racks, screen winglets, crash bars and USB accessory power point all come as standard equipment.
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